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Dangerous Landscapes - Re-Thinking Environmental Risk in Low-Income Communities

Date: 11/27/2017 - 11/29/2017

Type: Conferences

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International

Description: The conference “Dangerous Landscapes” will examine emerging approaches to disaster risk reduction in low-income communities. It views landscape not only as a source of threat but also as a potential remedy. Sidestepping traditional measures that rely on costly hard infrastructures, more integrative and affordable forms of risk reduction will be addressed. The conference addresses a range of actors involved in disaster risk management: activists, urbanists, engineers and economists.

"Dangerous Landscapes" is part of the Herrenhausen Conference Series initiated by the Volkswagen Foundation. The steering committee is chaired by Christian Werthmann (Institute for Landscape Architecture) and consists of Ulrike Grote(Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade) and Jörg Dietrich(Institute for Water Resources Management) as members of the TRUST Research Initiative (Transdisciplinary Rural Development Studies) at the Leibniz University of Hannover, and Miho Mazereeuw (Director of Urban Risk Lab at MIT) and Claudio Acioly (Head of Capacity Building at UN-Habitat) as international partners. The conference establishes a further link to a series of conferences initiated by the Informal Urbanism Hub as part of the UN-Habitat University Initiative (UNI).

There are no fees for attendance but online registration is essential. The conference language is English.

Location:
Herrenhausen Palace, Herrenhäuser Straße 5,
Hanover, Germany

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