WSBE23 Montreal conference delayed to early 2024

The organisers of the WSBE23 Montreal conference, which was scheduled to take place on September 27 – 29, 2023, has now been delayed to the Spring of 2024, probably late May or very early June.

A definite consequence is a delay in deadline for submission of paper abstracts. The deadline had been Monday, December 5 and has now been pushed off to April 5, 2023. You can find details at https://wsbe23.ca/program/program-abstract/.

Tool to assess urban and building damage

We recently provided news of a draft Excel tool to provide crude assessments of damage to urban areas and buildings caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

We have made the tool more user friendly and, equally important, we have improved the sections that deal with the impact of natural phenomena, including earthquakes and climate change impacts.

The tool can be operated in English, Ukrainian, Polish, French, Spanish, German and Turkish.

We have now also prepared an explanatory file.

Draft tool to assess Ukraine war damage available

A draft version of an Excel tool is now available to provide organisations closer to the scene with a way of describing the damage in Ukrainian urban areas resulting from the Russian invasion.

We have been working with about a dozen iiSBE and other colleagues in several central European countries with an interest in sustainable reconstruction of Ukraine. Main participants in the tool development include Prof. Kajetan Sadowski and Dr. Woytek Kujawski (Poland), Dr. Antonin Lupisek and Nika Trubina (Czechia), with overall management provided by Nils Larsson (Canada).

SBE Sousse Seminar

The SBE Sousse Seminar is part of the SBE Series 2021-2023 and is carried out in the frame of the Sustainable MED Cities Project (ENI CBC MED Program).

The event will take place at 9:30-17:00 on 19 October 2022 in Sousse, Tunisia. The event will be hybrid event with in-person sessions and web access through the Zoom platform.

iiSBE and the sustainable reconstruction of Ukraine (update 15Jun22)

We now include an updated Ukrainian-language version
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An international group of iiSBE members and other colleagues have developed a proposal to support the sustainable reconstruction of urban areas in Ukraine.

As is widely known, the invasion of Russia has led to the widespread damage and destruction of many urban areas in Ukraine, primarily southeast and eastern urban areas.