SEMINAR: Network Governance for Urban Infrastructure Resilience to Disasters

The University of Adelaide’s Stretton Institute,  School of Architecture and Built Environments, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources and the Environment Institute are delighted to jointly host international guest speaker Dr Naim Kapucu.

Seminar Title: ‘Network Governance for Urban Infrastructure Resilience to Disasters: Policies, Frameworks and Practice’
Date/Time: 3pm, Tuesday 30th August, 2022
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre

Overview: As the scale and intensity of disasters continue to increase, building and enhancing resilience to disasters has become a critical policy and governance issue. Of particular importance to this topic is urban infrastructure resilience because infrastructure systems support the continuity of operations of governments and businesses, and are essential to the economy, society, and safety. The presentation applies a network governance perspective to examine interdependent infrastructure systems’ resilience such as water, power, transportation and telecommunication. This is critical for our understanding of the role of governing interdependent infrastructure systems to enhance urban infrastructure resilience to disasters. The presentation will also address the need to leverage collaborative leadership and organisational capacity to develop robust and connected networks to enhance resilience to disasters.

Biography: Dr. Naim Kapucu is Pegasus Professor of public administration and policy and former director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. He is joint faculty with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems. He is elected fellow of National Academy of Public Administration in the US. His research interests include emergency and crisis management, decision-making in complex environments, network governance, leadership, and social inquiry and public policy. Dr. Kapucu received Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award in Democratic Resilience jointly hosted by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia.

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