Docomomo Australia
Talk: Disaster Planning and Recovery for Cultural Heritage
DATE: 22/10/2015
"Australia ICOMOS and docomomo Australia SYDNEY TALK SERIES 2015
Disaster Planning and Recovery for Cultural Heritage Presentation by Catherine Forbes
Thursday 22 October 2015

Disaster Risk Management Planning: The Rocks, Sydney
Although built cultural heritage contributes to the structure, grain and character of our cities, it is rarely considered in emergency planning. Yet the loss of built cultural heritage following disaster is often greatly mourned by local communities. Focusing on The Rocks heritage precinct, this presentation will outline the process of disaster risk management planning for places of cultural heritage significance. It will examine vulnerabilities and risks to the built fabric and heritage values, and discuss mitigation, preparation, response and recovery strategies to minimise risks and losses to cultural heritage from disaster.

Disaster Response and Recovery: Rebuilding Nepal
The Gorkha Earthquake of April 2015 caused extensive damage across areas of Nepal, extending from the mountain villages of Gorkha, through the World Heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley to the base camp of Everest. The impact of the quake has been immense and rebuilding will take many years. This presentation will look at the input of heritage professionals and others to the recovery and reconstruction process – through damage assessment, provision of training, providing culturally appropriate solutions to reconstruction issues, and promoting the use of local materials, knowledge and skills. [...]"

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[by Docomomo Australia]