Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability
From VISION to ACTION
with Katja Brundiers
When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm
Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St
Katja is visiting Christchurch to learn from its people what opportunities for sustainable development they identified post-earthquakes, how they pursued their visions and what people around the world, pursuing similar endeavors, can learn from Christchurch. Before arriving in Christchurch, Katja conducted similar research in Indonesia on the recovery process after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.
On April 16 th , Katja will share her first impressions from her fieldwork and some of the frameworks that inform this research on the ground. She looks forward to an evening of exchange and discussion with you about how to continue transforming the city and its processes around visions of strong sustainability.
This evening will give us the opportunity to kick-off thinking around strategy building by exploring opportunities to reinvigorate ideas for strong sustainability as expressed in Share an Idea and how to continuously implement them in the coming years: how to get ready for the long-haul, against the odds.
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Katja Brundiers is the Community-University Liaison for the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She matches up professors and students with people in the community—from government, business, and non-profit organizations—and supports their collaboration on sustainability solutions. Katja is also a PhD student, currently conducting fieldwork in Christchurch for her thesis on “disasters as opportunities for sustainable development”.
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