8th Int’l Conference on Building Resilience — November 7-9, 2018 — Lisbon, Portugal

The Building Resilience ConferenceRisk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritage” will take place November 7-9, 2018 in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal.

The Building Resilience Conference is an annual international event exploring resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of natural and human induced hazards. The 2018 edition is organised by the University of Lisbon, the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield (UK), in association with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The ICBR’2018 will take place in historic city of Lisbon in Portugal and the mot for the 2018’s edition is “Risk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritages”. The goal of the conference is to promote the sharing and discussion on current and future trends in understanding, modeling and managing resilience-related domains.

The topics that structure the planned Tracks are rooted in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and include:

  • resilience in long-term forced displacement
  • operationalizing risk-related concepts
  • climate change challenges
  • multi-scale risk governance
  • public and private initiatives in risk management
  • cultural, built and natural heritage
  • communities’ involvement
  • critical infrastructure
  • urban design and planning
  • drivers of disaster risk creation
  • reliability in Build Back Better and architectural heritage
  • informal settlements

Photo of Lisbon’s Plaza of the Restorationists by Storm Cunningham.

See event website.

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