Educating for post-disaster sustainability efforts

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Abstract

Urgent sustainability problems call for accelerated and transformational change. Disasters can provide opportunities for accelerating such change towards sustainability by eliminating the impediments of “normal times,” but only if a new breed of change agents is able to seize these opportunities. However, current educational programs in sustainability and disaster risk management insufficiently prepare change agents for this challenging task. Recent reforms of curricula, institutional innovations, and actual experience from such change agents could be used to help design curricula that train students in seeing and seizing post-disaster opportunities for change towards sustainability. Linking sustainability education and disaster risk management education might be a co-benefit in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-414
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Volume27
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Disaster as opportunity
  • Disaster risk management
  • Education
  • Sustainability
  • University

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Safety Research
  • Geology

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Educating for post-disaster sustainability efforts. / Brundiers, Katja.

In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 27, 01.03.2018, p. 406-414.

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