In last fifty years we saw different models and technics in emergency management, some more hierarchic, some other more democratic, some oriented to restore physical city, some other based on community reactivation. Edward Blakely, former Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and responsible in post disaster recovery after some of most heavy catastrophes in USA, as Katrina Hurricane in New Orleans and 9/11 attack in New York, would help us to understand the most performing approaches starting from his experience. Which models work better? Which dangerous short streets are to be avoided? How important is it to involve citizens in recovering choices and practices?
Edward J. Blakely is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Policy and Director of the Planning Research Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. He was Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley from 1986 through 1994. Professor Blakely is author of ten books and more than one hundred scholarly articles as well as scores of essays and opinion pieces. Blakely’s extensive record of public service includes advising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, state and federal governments in Australia and the United States, as well as governments in Korea, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam. Blakely is known for having been Executive Director of Recovery Management for the City of New Orleans. Blakely was recognised by UN Habitat for his contributions to social justice and sustainable planning in disaster recovery in 2012.
Welcoming by Eugenio Coccia (GSSI Rector)
Introduction by Alessandra Faggian (GSSI Social Sciences Director)
Seminar by Edward J. Blakely (Director of the Planning Research Centre at the University of Sydney)
Followed by Chiara Parapini (officer SIS.M.I.CO. Project – ActionAid Italia)