The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Monday, January 24, 2011 |
Please join the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) for an in-depth discussion on natural disasters in urban places featuring one of the world’s most prominent disaster experts, Ed Blakely. Speakers will address a variety of issues including if and how to rebuild and the impact to public health, services and infrastructure, including water systems. The event is the third in Penn IUR’s Water Seminar Series and part of Penn’s “Year of Water.”
Urban Dilemmas of Natural Disasters
February 2, 2011
6:00-7:30 pm
Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall
210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Ed Blakely, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney, former Executive Director of Recovery Management, City of New Orleans
Andrew Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC; Founder, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
Eugenie Birch, Co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research; Co-editor, Rebuilding Urban Places, Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Please register by emailing or by visiting by January 28, 2011.