UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


"Recovery from Disaster" by Ian Davis and David Alexander. Symposium, Book Launch and Reception. Monday 12th October 2015

15 September 2015

Date/Time: Monday 12th October, Symposium: 18:00 - 19:30.

Davis and Alexander Book Launch Reception: 19.30 - 21:00.

Place: UCL Roberts Building Room G06 (Ground Floor), Malet Place

This event will celebrate the publication of a new book entitled Recovery from Disaster, written by Ian Davis (Copenhagen, Lund, Kyoto and Oxford Brookes Universities) and David Alexander (UCL-IRDR). The book was published by Routledge Ltd on 8th September 2015. The evening will consist of a 90-minute symposium and discussion on the theme of recovery from disaster, including a short presentation of the scope and contents of the book. A panel of experts in the field will debate the issues associated with recovery policy and practice, provision of shelter and involvement of local stakeholders. The symposium will be followed by a reception, at which copies of the book will be available for inspection and purchase.

The panel will include the authors and three experts on reconstruction after disaster:-

Prof. Ian Davis, Visiting Professor in Disaster Management at Copenhagen, Lund, Kyoto and Oxford Brookes Universities

Prof. David Alexander, UCL-IRDR

Margaret Stephenson, Architect, UCL and UNHabitat

Theo Shilderman, Head of Practical Action's Infrastructure Programme

Professor John F.C. Turner, Architect