The contemporay city as a crucible of risk: architecture, urbanism and disaster

Invité : Eric Cesal Eric J. Cesal is a designer, writer, and noted post-disaster expert, having led on-the-ground reconstruction programs after the Haiti earthquake, the Great East Japan Tsunami, and Superstorm Sandy. Cesal’s formal training is as an architect, with international development, economics and foreign policy among his areas of expertise. This lecture will be a report of a three day class activities of the master International Cooperation in Urban Planning in which Cesal will explore the foundations of disaster – how disasters happen and what constitutes risk - and will examine of how urban form and urban policy can e ectively make disaster inevitable.