Here you will find the upcoming events for the Centre for Disaster Resilience
The Earth Futures Festival, taking place throughtout September and October 2022, is an international film and video event showcasing the important role geoscience plays in tackling our most pressing global challenges; climate change, the management of our natural resources (water, minerals, energy, soils), transitions to cleaner energy, mitigation of the risks from natural hazards and building sustainable cities.
Hybrid: Auditorium at the ITC or online (VIMEO)
The Understanding Risk (UR) community comprises over 13,000 experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication and use of disaster risk information. This year, the UR community will gather physically in Singapore and virtually through an online live broadcast. UR Asia 2021 will bring together experts and practitioners from Asia and all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification and communication, as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships.
The UR community was born out of the recognition that disaster risk assessment and identification were activities that cut across sectors and industries. What began with just five founding partners has blossomed into a community of over 13,000 today. This network has inspired innovation by sharing and applying best practices, developing technological solutions, and enabling cross-sector partnerships.
Spatial Planning Education in Climate Action (3-16 November)
The Urban Thinkers Campus brings academics and students from many of the world’s best schools of spatial planning together to share their experiences in developing and delivering curricula on planning for climate action. The outcome of the event will be a knowledge base of innovative curricula and pedagogical practices that will support the wider dissemination of climate action as a major theme in planning schools, discourses and practices. The event is hosted by the University of Twente, the Netherlands in collaboration with UN-HABITAT, the Planners for Climate Action network and representatives of several partner universities.
On Thursday 28 October, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven opened the Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) at the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). The opening of the centre coincided with the 70th anniversary of the ITC and represents the culmination of the faculty’s expertise to date in the field of disaster resilience, the underlying causes of disasters