The (Social) Science of Disasters and Community Resilience
Join Karl Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Executive Director, National Disaster Preparedness Tr…
Join Karl Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Executive Director, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, University of Hawaii for this Frontiers in Science Virtual Lecture.
Disasters involve human, social conditions as well as the forces of nature and technologies that can kill, injure, displace and disrupt human activity. Planning and engineering of resilient communities entails transdisciplinary research and understanding of hazards and threats but also knowledge of effective, affordable interventions. Based on research and experience from across the world, this talk will focus on lessons learned from disasters as well as gaps and uncertainties we face with a future dominated by climate change, sea level rise, poverty, and conflict. A pathway forward involves more attention to building resilience capabilities through education and training across institutions, industries, and communities. Creation of networks of neighborhoods and cities within and across nations support knowledge and technology transfer and the potential for positive, collective action.
Learn more about the FAU Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series at: http://www.science.fau.edu/frontiers.
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