Settlements and Systems: Dispatches from a Changing Humanitarian and Development Landscape

Bangladesh Engineering Delegation Visits Sydney

We were excited to host 11 senior engineers this week from the government of Bangladesh Local Government Engineering Department. The visit is part the Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project which aims to construct 556 new evacuation centres in coastal areas through World Bank funding. During the meeting, we shared our current research and learned more about current disaster…
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Students Complete Fieldwork Class in Samoa

This week 23 engineering students wrapped up a two week field intensive in Samoa, supported through Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility program. The unit of study, led by Dr. Jacqueline Thomas and Dr. Aaron Opdyke, gave students first hand exposure  working in cross-cultural contexts. Students worked in…
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Humanitarian Frontiers Lab Open Doors

We are proud to announce that the Humanitarian Frontiers Lab has opened its doors this month. As a leading academic lab based at the University of Sydney, the research group will conduct research in three core areas that include: (1) humanitarian shelter and settlements; (2) disaster risk reduction and resilience and; (3) poverty reduction and…
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