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Disaster and Hazard Mitigation Workshop

Disaster and Hazard Mitigation Workshop

Building Resilient Communities in the Global South: Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction and the Tools of Risk Assessment

This interactive workshop will introduce the key concepts and strategies used to assess risk and reduce the impacts of disasters, with a focus on the Global South. It is being organized by Taubman’s student-led Transnational Planning Initiative, engaging students to explore international issues and best practices. The workshop will be led by Dr. Andrew Rumbach, assistant professor in planning & design at the University of Colorado Denver. Students will explore the theories and tools behind disaster risk analysis, including vulnerability assessment and hazard impact assessments.  

There are limited seats available, please register online by March 2nd at midnight. Snacks will be provided.

Dr. Andrew Rumbach Bio:
Dr. Rumbach is assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His research centers on urbanization and its relation to environmental risk. More specifically, he aims to understand how better planning and policy-making can help contribute to more resilient cities and communities. Dr. Rumbach has conducted extensive studies of risk, resilience, and disaster planning and recovery in South Asia, the United States, and the Pacific Islands.