Would you like to know more about disaster recovery? Would you like to hear from people who have worked on earthquake recovery in Kobe, New Orleans, Chile and Haiti?
Lincoln University’s Faculty of Environment, Society and Design invites you to hear from our distinguished guests live or via webcast from the United States:
Ngaire Button, Deputy Mayor, Christchurch City Council.
Gavin Smith: Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters (UNC Hazards Centre) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Centre of Excellence – Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management (DIEM).
Laurie Johnson is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in urban planning and disaster-related management and research following earthquakes in Chile, China, Northridge and Kobe. She has a focus on mitigating hazards and regulating land use in geologically hazardous areas, including earthquake fault zones, and liquefaction and flood-prone areas.
Charles Kelly has over 30 years experience in humanitarian assistance for earthquakes, drought, floods, epidemics, conflict and other emergencies. He has also helped develop the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit in conjunction with the WWF and Red Cross.
Bruce Glavovic Earthquake Commission Fellow in Natural Hazards Planning focuses on the role of planning in building sustainable, hazard-resilient communities.
Ljubica Mamula-Seadon’s career spans over thirty years in earthquake engineering and recovery, risk management and environmental planning. She currently looks after the Resilience, Recovery, Infrastructure and Welfare programmes at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.
Sandra James is a Community Development Officer, and now manager of Waimakariri District Council’s earthquake Recovery Assistance Centre.
With more speakers to be confirmed…
To register ($85.00 including lunch) visit
Date: Monday 18th April
Time: 9.00 – 4.00pm
Place: Lincoln University, Stewart 1 (S1)
Please feel free to distribute this invitation widely.