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Promoting Safer Buildings Conference on 13th July at Royal Geographical Society, London

The Promoting Safer Building Programme is a multidisciplinary research study being carried out by an alliance between University College London-EPICentre (EPICentre), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), CARE International UK (CARE UK) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The project focuses on safer post-disaster reconstruction and brings together expertise from structural engineering and geo-sciences with international development and shelter practice. More...

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Prof. Tiziana Rossetto attends the Royal Garden Tea Party!

On the 16th May 2017, Tiziana attended the Royal Garden Tea Party at Buckingham Palace! Every summer, The Queen hosts three Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. Historically, Garden Parties took the place of presentation parties attended by debutantes, and have evolved into a way of recognising and rewarding public service. On this sunny afternoon, Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate) were amongst the members of the Royal Family to attend. Unfortunately, Tiziana was not amongst the lucky few who were able to converse with the Royals but she did enjoy the tea and cucumber sandwiches! More...

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Professor Tiziana Rossetto won the 2017 Shah Family Fund Distinguished Lecture award

Professor Tiziana Rossetto won the 2017 Shah Family Fund Distinguished Lecture award. This prestigious annual prize was awarded by the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center of Stanford University. Tiziana delivered a lecture title “New Approaches for Tsunami Impact Assessment” at Stanford on the 21st February 2017. Whilst at Stanford, Tiziana also had the opportunity of delivering a lecture to PhD students of the Civil Engineering department on the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake and its recovery. The image shows Tiziana with some of these students in the main square at Stanford.   More...

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China Earthquake Administration Visit to UCL EPICentre

UCL EPICentre hosted a workshop for China Earthquake Administration (CEA) on 4th May 2017. The aim of the workshop was to bring researchers from EPICentre and CEA together to discuss opportunities to build on current collaborations. More...

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Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities: Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Geophysical and Atmospheric Hazards

The project titled “Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes and Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur“ funded by Innovate UK&EPSRC – Newton Ungku Omar Funds as part of the Future Cities scheme has been launched in January 2017. For a 34 months duration, this project will look into physical and atmospheric hazards in Kuala Lumpur, with close collaboration with University of Cambridge, British Geological Survey, JBA and the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM), among others. UCL Epicentre’s Prof Dina D’Ayala, Prof Tiziana Rossetto, Dr Liora Malki-Epshtein and Dr Yasemin D Aktas, as well as UCL MSSL’s Prof Mark Saunders will be working in this project. More...