14 November 2012

Disaster Management and Resilience

A one day symposium presented by RMIT and the University of Salford Centre for Disaster Resilience.

International research linkages are becoming increasingly important in securing competitive grants and demonstrating global impact. This one-day research symposium will enable the sharing of disaster and resilience research undertaken by RMIT University and the University of Salford’s Centre for Disaster Resilience and is an opportunity to develop a strong research partnership between our institutions.

Event details


Disaster Management and Resilience






RMIT city campus, Emily McPherson Building,
Building 13, Level 3,
Cnr Russell and Victoria Streets Melbourne

Papers will be presented on:

  • Disasters, complexity and urban resilience
  • The Buddha’s last words: Some preliminary thoughts on energy, simplicity and the resilience of urban systems
  • Participatory neighbourhood models for bushfire preparedness
  • Adaptive capacity of a disaster management sector
  • The ‘black swan’ effect of disasters on property values
  • EU disaster management partnerships in the Asia Pacific
  • Virtual worlds and emergency communication
  • Communicating for resilience
  • The Case for a Community Resilience Case Study Library
  • Community Consultation for Long-term Disaster Resilient Housing
  • Mine Clearance in Vietnam
  • Conflict prevention through infrastructure reconstruction
  • Communication, social networks and bushfire preparedness
  • The Sociology of Social Media and Disasters: the Brisbane Floods 2011
  • Broken But Still Beating: Music Video Responses to the Christchurch Earthquake Disaster
  • Informal Communication in Disaster Response
  • An Evaluation Tool for Assessing Disaster Resilience in Shelter in the Asia-Pacific Region*

Presenters include:

  • Salford University: Dilanthi Amaratunga & Richard Haigh
  • ABC International Development: Vipul Khosla & Akina Mikami
  • Macquarie University: Peter Rogers
  • University of Queensland: Mark Bahnisch
  • University of Cantebury: Geneveive Taylor & Colleen Mills
  • RMIT: Anitra Nelson, David Taylor, Lisa Dethridge, Karen Bosomworth, David Hartley, Anthony Richardson, Yoko Akama, Tania Ivanka, Shelly Brunt & Ifte Ahmed.

Please RSVP (including dietary requirements) via email by COB 23 November to eucentre@rmit.edu.au or franny.martens@rmit.edu.au

Dilanthi Amaratunga

Panel 4 Q & A

Panel 3 Research

Colleen Mills