Habitat Norge inviterer til forelesning med professor David Sanderson, direktør av the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice in the department of architecture, Oxford Brookes University.THE ARCHITECT’S ROLE IN ADDRESSING URBAN VULNERABILITY AND DISASTER RESPONSE
Is the profession trained to play a role in addressing the most pressing contemporary urban challenges?
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Om David Sanderson:
David Sanderson trained and worked in architecture before taking a Masters degree in Development Practice at Oxford Brookes University in 1991. Since then he has undertaken project management, training, research and consultancies in development and emergencies in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean.
In 2006 Sanderson became CENDEP’s Director. He completed his PhD by published works in 2009, which brought together research and practice undertaken between 1995-2008 in urban risk reduction and livelihoods, and was conferred Professor in 2010.
Sanderson’s professional experience lies in urban poverty, disaster risk reduction and livelihoods. He has undertaken work for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), European Commission (DiPECHO, EC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank (EDI Section), United Nations (UNDP/UNDESA), Action by Churches Together (ACT), British Council, Christian Aid, Tear Fund and the Mott Foundation. He also sits on several NGO committees and is an external examiner at Coventry University.
Disputas: Fortunatus Bahendwa
Ph.d.-kandidat Fortunatus Bahendwa forsvarer sin doktoravhandling Urban Form Through Residents’ Practices: The unconventional transformation processes in suburban areas in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for ph.d.-graden ved AHO.
Prøveforelesning starter kl.10: «Discuss the merits and demerits of formal urban structures on the urban poor in East Africa»
Disputasen starter kl. 12. Mer om programmet: http://aho.no/no/AHO/Aktuelt/
This thesis explores and presents the residents’ informal urban practices that influence urban form. It explains their significance in contributing to contemporary urban discourse in the context of persistent informal urban growth. A suburban area in Dar es Salaam city is used as a case to demonstrate practices of urban residents in effecting change to the form amidst the existing professional city bodies and the local administration at the grassroots.