Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development

10 Units

Examines the approaches to disaster mitigation and sustainable redevelopment. The students explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of sustainable disaster recovery.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

• Conceptualise resilience based approaches to the sustainable redevelopment of built environment • Apply mitigation techniques to deal with disaster situations • Identify and apply recovery concepts for sustainable post disaster redevelopment projects


• Sustainable development: an overview • Systems thinking: complexity, adaptive capacity and resilience • Resilience: Adaptive systems • Stakeholder management: dealing with people • Environmental, social and economic issues for disaster mitigation and preparedness • The post-disaster environment: environmental considerations • Sustainable development considerations in disaster planning and post-disaster redevelopment • Risks and opportunities in post-disaster redevelopment • Concepts of Recovery • Recovery Frameworks • Operationalising a Recovery Plan • Reflections: towards a sustainable approach to disaster management and reconstruction

Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Reports - • A minor academic written piece of work (professional report) addressing a problem related to the mitigation of impacts. • A major academic written piece of work (professional report) addressing the problem of providing sustainable solutions to the redevelopment of the Built Environment after a disastrous event.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6603

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