Schack Institute of Real Estate

Seminar in Post- Catastrophe Reconstructn

Emergency response situations, such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks are unfortunate, but reoccurring events in today?s global society. This course explores in detail the variety of complex issues surrounding global post catastrophe reconstruction (PCR) situations with regard to real estate development, planning and construction related activities. This course will provide an understanding of the process and players in emergency response situations along with a critical historical analysis of previous reconstruction efforts. The course will compare and contrast the unique characteristics regarding various situations pertaining to PCR (e.g. natural disaster vs. terrorism, urban vs. rural, developing vs. developed nations), discuss issues surrounding immediate rapid response and long term reconstruction through the lens of a real estate developer. Finally, this course will evaluate pre-event preparedness plans and development aimed at lessening the occurrence and effects of emergency events.
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Associated Degrees