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Livestream: How Can We Improve Urban Disaster Preparedness?

Today, the team at the Global Disaster Preparedness Center is hosting some fantastic speakers to discuss issues and lessons learned around urban disaster preparedness. In the last few years, big events like Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan have surfaced a multitude of questions about how technology and partnerships can address many of the challenges we face when a major event devastates a highly dense, urban area.

Watch and learn from panelists who have extensive experience working in disaster response and preparedness by clicking on the link below. The schedule is also listed here (in Eastern time).


Watch the livestream here


8:45 – 9:00am : Welcome and Introduction
9:00 – 10:00am: A Close Look at Hurricane Sandy: What did we learn about urban preparedness?
10:00 – 11:00am: Allure of the Alliance: Creative approaches to resilience partnerships
11:00 – 11:15am: Break
11:15 – 12:00pm: Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Perspectives from the Philippines response
12:00 – 1:00pm: Chartering New Ground: Success with urban risk reduction
1:00 – 1:15pm: Closing


To join the conversation online, you can comment and engage with participants on Twitter! You can also join the GDPC website and share your own learnings, participate in the conversation, and provide feedback.


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