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Multifold challenges of silk cities in the face of disasters
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
We are grateful to announce the second public event of “Culture, Heritage and Beyond” Doctoral Network, which is mainly organised by the PhD students at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, University College London (UCL). In this student-led guest lecture, we will be hosting Dr Farnaz Arefian from Development Planning Unit of UCL, and then she will talk about multifold challenges of silk cities in the face of disasters.
Farnaz is an expert in disaster management and risk reduction (DRR), urban design and strategic management. She has a background in private sector consultancy and management for delivering large-scale urban development and architectural projects, including participatory post disaster reconstruction. She has first-hand experience in post disaster reconstruction in the city of Bam, Iran, after the disastrous earthquake in 2003. Her PhD research dealt with organisational design and management for post disaster reconstruction programmes. Her current research interests concern disaster risk reduction; urban reconstruction; urban resilience; strategic management and organisational configuration for urban development programmes; and contextual urban challenges in the Middle East and Central Asian cities.
In this event, we will run a presentation and Q&A talk. After this, we will have the opportunity to network and chat with refreshments. All are welcome.
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Central House (Jevon's Room on the 1st floor)
UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
14 Upper Woburn Place