HCRI Research Seminar Series - Billy Tusker Haworth: Volunteered geographic information and community disaster resilience
|Dates:||23 April 2018|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
The HCRI Research Seminar Series is open to HCRI staff and students, and other University of Manchester colleagues and students for whom the topic of the seminar is relevant.
Billy Tusker Haworth (HCRI)
"Volunteered geographic information (VGI) and community disaster resilience: The good, the bad, and the uncertain"
Adoption of social media and location-based information sharing technologies, and emergence of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has seen changes to public involvement in disaster management (DM). The concept of resilience and the capacity for renewal, re-organisation and societal development has gained currency in DM. However, VGI, and social-media efforts in particular, tend to focus on reactive response initiatives rather than preparedness and participatory practices for promoting community resilience. Through analysis of literature, policy documents and drawing on personal research experience, I will critically examine how VGI supports resilience building, and, significantly, how VGI practices potentially undermine community disaster resilience.
Travel and Contact Information
Mansfield Cooper Building