Planning for Disasters, Recovery and Resilience

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Course Code: 
UPD 8106
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course focuses on the physical, social, economic and policy aspects of natural and human-made disasters. Particular attention will be given to basic issues of land use and development, institutional policies and response, and the political economy of disasters. The course examines the causes and consequences of disasters and analyzes the factors affecting recovery and resilience.Objectives:

  • To introduce the various theories, policies and approaches to disaster planning and management
  •  To give students an overview of the science of hazards, including hazard types, the impacts of hazards, observing, monitoring and forecasting hazard events, mitigation and response, risk and vulnerability assessment.
Learning Outcomes: 

At the conclusion of this course students will demonstrate:1. An understanding of disasters Management2. An understanding the Nature of Hazards and disasters, recovery methods and reliance3. An overview of hazard types, the impacts of hazards, challenges and planning interventions

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