Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019 posters Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019 posters
Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019 posters Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019 posters

Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019

Design for a Fragile Planet, 5-7 August 2019, RMIT Melbourne
RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design is hosting Humanitarian Architecture Week again in 2019. Across three public events, humanitarian architects will explore divergent pathways and projects in designing for marginalised communities.

Register at Eventbrite

Public Interest Design Master Class

Tuesday 6 August at Koori Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne

With Bryan Bell, Founder of Design Corps, the Public Interest Design Institute, and a Co-Founder of the Social, Economic, Environment Design Network (SEED). Associate Professor in Architecture at North Carolina State University, and author/editor of Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook, Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service through Architecture and Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism.

Training on how designers can expand their practices through working on a wide range of collaborative fee-based and pro bono projects with and for diverse community groups. - Sponsored by HASSELL

6 August, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Koorie Heritage Trust
$120 (incl GST)
Sponsored by HASSELL

Learn more and register

Closing the Gap: The Value of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage through Design

Tuesday 6 August, Koori Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne

With Elizabeth Grant and Jefa Greenaway.

Elizabeth is Associate Professor in HARB, RMIT University, and Adjunct Professor at University of Queensland and University of Canberra. Lead editor of the International Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture, and co-author of Housing and Indigenous People Living with a Disability and Architecture for Aboriginal Children and Families.

Jefa is Lecturer in Architecture, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne and Director, Greenaway Architects. With Reuben Berg, he is Co-Founder of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria, and Regional Ambassador (Oceania) for INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Alliance).

The Indigenous Architecture and Design Forum will explore the nexus between cultural heritage, design and the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples.

6 August, 2:00 - 5:30pm
Koorie Heritage Trust
$40 (incl GST)

Learn more and register

MoDDD Public Lecture: Design for a Fragile Planet

Wednesday 7 August, RMIT University, Melbourne

Join us to hear three humanitarian architects explore divergent pathways and projects in designing for marginalised communities.

With Bryan Bell (USA), Kirtee Shah (India) and Saiga Hellmén (Finland).

Bryan Bell (USA)
Founder of Design Corps & Social, Economic and Environmental Design (SEED) Network, USA.

Saija Hollmén (Finland)
Director of Hollmen, Reuter, Sandman Architects and Founder of WitLab, Aalto University, Finland.

Kirtee Shah (India)
President of Habitat Forum and Founder of Ahmedabad Study Action Group, India.

7 August, 5:00 - 7:00pm
RMIT Design Hub

Learn more and register

About HARB

Never has the demand been so urgent for development and community workers, architects, engineers and other built environment professionals to respond to the design and planning challenges of resettling refugees and rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities.

Through three multi-disciplinary platforms of research, teaching and consultancy projects, HARB focuses on the role and capacity of built environment professionals after disaster, through seeking spatial solutions for vulnerable communities.

Humanitarian Architecture Research Bureau
RMIT University Design Hub
Building 100 Level 9
Corner of Swanston and Victoria St
Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053


HARB Teaching: Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) degree

moddd banner image

HARB has pioneered a postgraduate program at RMIT, the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD). MoDDD provides an online global learning platform that will enable you to work locally and internationally in the disaster and development fields, harnessing community-based, interdisciplinary design thinking.

Applications are now open for enrolment in Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year. Visit RMIT MoDDD for more information.

HARB People

Professor Esther Charlesworth

Esther CharlesworthEsther Charlesworth is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne and Academic Director of the Masters of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) degree. She undertook her Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University and her PhD at the University of York (UK). She is also the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (AWF).

She has worked in architecture and urban design practices in Melbourne, Sydney, Boston and New York and previously lectured in design at the University of Melbourne, QUT and The American University of Beirut. She has published widely on the theme of social justice and architecture, including CityEdge: Contemporary Case Studies in Urbanism (2005), Architects without Frontiers: War, Reconstruction and Design Responsibility (2006), Divided Cities (2009) The EcoEdge (2011), Live Projects (2012); Humanitarian Architecture (2014) and Sustainable Housing Reconstruction. For more see Esther’s RMIT staff page.

Dr Judy Rogers

Judy RogersDr Judy Rogers is Program Manager of the Master of Disaster, Design and Development. Prior to joining the MoDDD team she was program manager of a double degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional planning in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT.

Her research focus is multidisciplinary, incorporating design, planning, policy and sustainability science. She has researched and written on urban sustainability challenges with a particular focus on the discursive construction of ‘sustainable’ cities and the implications of these understandings on social equity and resilience.

She has also maintained an on-going reflective practice in the field of Education for Sustainability. Qualifications include a PhD focusing on Sustainable City Policy, a Master of Environmental Science and an undergraduate degree in History.

Professor John Fien

John FienJohn Fien is Professor of Practice in the interdisciplinary field of Disaster, Design and Development. He has been involved in the MoDDD degree program since its beginning, and has helped prepare and teach core courses such as Disaster, Design and Development, Building Urban Resilience and Shelter and Settlement, as well as electives such as Humanitarian Architecture and Climate Change, Design and Disasters.

His role now focuses on developing national and global partnerships and fostering an applied research culture in HARB. John has been a Professor at Griffith and Swinburne Universities as well as RMIT and has led development projects and evaluations in several countries, including: Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines and Fiji. This has involved working with agencies such as The World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF UNEP, AusAID, OECD and WWF-International. For more see John's RMIT staff page.

Dr Leila Irajifar

Leila IrajifarLeila is an interdisciplinary academic working at the intersection of urban planning, design and disaster management. Her research tackles the challenges of operationalising urban resilience, post-disaster reconstruction and her recent research focuses on the applications of complex systems theory in urban resilience planning and developing models to better understand these complexities and interdependencies in the face of climate change and other social and environmental hazards.

Leila holds a bachelor in architecture and a masters in post-disaster reconstruction from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. She earned her PhD in urban resilience planning from Griffith University in Australia. She had been involved in UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Program in Barcelona and worked as postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Great Lakes Research at CMU before joining RMIT University.

Prior to academia, she had several years of professional experience as an architect/planner in public and private practice concerning disaster management and post-disaster reconstruction projects. For more see Leila's RMIT staff page.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth GrantElizabeth’s expertise is research and design in the fields of design and human rights, Indigenous architecture and placemaking, housing and community infrastructure design, and design for people with physical and/or psychosocial disability.

Elizabeth is a Churchill Fellow, has published four books and over 70 papers and serves as a peer reviewer and referee for more than 10 international journals. She is the lead editor of the International Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (Springer 2018). In 2015, she was honoured with the International Prison and Correctional Association (ICPA) Excellence in Research Award for her work in this area.

In 2017, she was invited to submit to three Government inquiries and appointed as an expert witness and participant for closed forums as part of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. In 2018 she has appeared before Ministerial and Senate inquiries into the housing needs of Indigenous peoples living with a disability.

In 2018, Grant appeared before the Australian Senate and was appointed as an international expert for the New Zealand Government's Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata Process on the humane design of places of detention for Māori and Pacific Islanders. For more see Elizabeth's RMIT staff page.

Dr Judy Lawry

Judy LawryJudy takes a multidisciplinary approach to assisting communities identify ways to build their capacity to adapt to climate -related hazards including natural disasters. Her expertise includes facilitation of participatory communication to enable local voices to be heard in decision making, and building capacity in Adaptive Leadership and local storytelling to give voice to local communities.

Judy’s research focuses on the role of communication in addressing global environmental challenges within the following contexts:

  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Management
  • Communication for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
For more see Judy's RMIT staff page.

Dr Linje Manyozo

Linje ManyozoLinje Manyozo is a community development practitioner and a student of society, who currently teaches Communication for Development in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Research Associate of the Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.

Linje has also taught and directed the MSc Programme in Media, Communications and Development in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (2008-2012). Linje has published three books: Communicating Development With Communities (Routledge, 2017); Media, Communication and Development (Sage, 2013) and People's Radio (Southbound, 2012). For more see Linje's's RMIT staff page.

Dr Briony Towers

Briony TowersBriony is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. She completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Science at La Trobe University and her PhD in Psychology at the University of Tasmania.

Her research is primarily focussed on children and disasters and she has a special interest in school-based education for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. She has conducted research with children and school communities in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines and has contributed to the design and evaluation of various programs and initiatives for a range of government and non-government organisations, including the Victorian Country Fire Authority, the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Victorian State Emergency Service, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue New South Wales, Plan International and Save the Children.

She is the principal investigator for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Project and is a member of the Federal Attorney General’s Disaster Resilience Education Strategy Group. For more see Briony's RMIT staff page.

Dr Erica Mulowayi

Erica MulowayiErica Mulowayi has a PhD in Construction and Disaster Management from the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research focused on the post disaster recovery and reconstruction of critical infrastructure systems such as water, transport, energy and ICT. She investigated the influence of infrastructures interdependencies on the rehabilitation and recovery effort of the community after the 2011 Queensland Floods.

Erica has a range of experience, working as a civil engineer and project manager in the construction industry. She also has demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. She was involved in the delivery of courses such as high-rise construction and engineering, organisations and projects, design and planning of highways, soil mechanics, transport engineering, and civil engineering systems, taught at QUT, as well as at Western Sydney University.

She was also involved in a research project on design thinking with researchers from the Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Most recently, she has been involved in the delivery and coordination of courses such as introduction to project management and post-disaster project management in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. For more see Erica's RMIT staff page.

Pamela Cajilig

Pamela CajiligPamela is a Doctoral Scholar in HARB researching the intersection of design, citizenship and participation in post-disaster housing reconstruction after Typhoon Yolande in the Philippines. She currently holds a BA degree in Communication Research and an MA in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines.

She is the co-founder of Curiosity Design Research, which helps organizations understand how people use products and services to create value and spark social change. As part of Curiosity, Pamela works with development, business, and government sectors in applying empathy-driven, human-centered research and design thinking for inclusive innovation.

Pamela leads Curiosity’s research engagements in financial literacy, post-Yolanda shelter design and education, the informal economy, agriculture, affordable healthcare, and other areas of social concern.

Pamela is on the Advisory Board of two non-profits: Roots of Health (maternal and reproductive health) and WeDpro (women’s rights). Pamela is also part of a small but growing group of global researchers that advocate for the serious consideration of fashion as an avenue to investigate broader themes that shape society: history, globalization, and the political economy. For more see Pamela’s Curiosity Design website.

HARB Events

Humanitarian Architecture Week, 6-9 August 2018, RMIT Melbourne

Design for the Other 90%

A Day in the Life of a Humanitarian Architect

Report of a symposium and exhibition on the design philosophies and work of 12 humanitarian architects, including Shaneen Fantin, Yasmin Lari, Esther Charlesworth, Martyn Hook, David O’Brian and Eric Cesal, August 2018.

Delivering Successful Shelter, Settlement and Infrastructure Projects after Disaster

Report of a workshop co-hosted by RMIT and Red Cross Australia to explore ways of increasing partnerships across universities and development and disaster recovery agencies aimed at delivering successful post-disaster recovery projects. Participating agencies included CARE Australia, Red Cross Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ARUP, Habitat for Humanity and Live and Learn Environmental Education.

Bamboo Shelter Workshop

During Humanitarian Architecture Week, Yasmeen Lari – Pakistan’s first woman architect and one of the world’s leading providers of emergency shelter – taught workshop participants how to work with bamboo to construct a half-scale “Prefab OctaGreen Bamboo Shelter” using local techniques and locally available materials and skills.

International Symposia

Design for Disaster and Resilience, August 2019, RMIT Europe, Barcelona

The 2019 symposium will be held at RMIT Europe in Barcelona on the 29-30 August.

Following the 2018 symposium question of “How do we deal with the pedagogic, spatial and research challenges of global mobility, migration and social inequality?”, the 2019 symposium will explore the challenges of how to train the next generation of professionals with specific understandings and capabilities to work in the disaster and development fields.

The process for the 2019 symposium will include workshopping draft chapters for a book – tentatively titled “Design, Disaster and Displacement: Learning for/from Urban Crises” – on how we are meeting these challenges in our teaching.

Further information:

Design, Disaster and Displacement, July 2018, RMIT Europe, Barcelona

How do we deal with the pedagogic, spatial and research challenges of global mobility, migration and social inequality? These questions were explored at an international symposium hosted by HARB and RMIT Europe in Barcelona in July 2018. Involving twelve universities and international agencies working and teaching in the fields of design for disaster and displacement, the symposium sought to:

  • Build teaching and research collaborations across universities working in these fields
  • Develop a knowledge exchange with leading international agencies to collaborate on practice, teaching and research related to refugee displacement, urban resilience and disaster recovery
  • Form a collaborative international network of high-level international agencies and universities working in these fields to promote research for strengthening pathways to impact.

Creation and Catastrophe, April 2016, RIBA, London

Report of a symposium held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, April 2016. The symposium was chaired by Esther Charlesworth and discussed the role of architecture in recovery and reconstruction after disaster.

HARB Projects

Completed HARB research projects include:

Architecture on the Edge: Building Sustainable Housing for Vulnerable Communities

Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, Esther Charlesworth.

The Evaluation of Shelter Projects in the Asia Pacific Region after Disaster

Australian Aid Grant with Caritas – Esther Charlesworth and Ifte Ahmed

Building Resilience of Urban Slum Settlements in Dhaka project

Australian Aid Grant with Habitat for Humanity and ARUP – Ifte Ahmed and Esther Charlesworth.

DRR Leadership at the Local Level

Input paper for the UNISDR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – Judy Lawry

How to Increase Public Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction: A Portuguese Case Study

Malcolm Moore Industry Research Award – Judy Lawry

Citizen Engagement and Participatory Strategic Planning Processes

State Emergency Services, Victoria – Judy Lawry, Marta Poblet-Balcell & Marta Fitzpatrick

Building Best Practice on Children-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction

Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre – Briony Towers

Evaluation of Survive and Thrive: Final Report to the Victorian Country Fire Authority

Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre – Briony Towers, Sophie Perillo & Kevin Ronan

HARB Publications


Sustainable Housing Reconstruction: Designing Resilient Housing after Disasters

Esther Charlesworth and Ifte Ahmed, Routledge, 2015

Through case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, the USA and Vietnam, this new book by Esther Charlesworth and Ifte Ahmed, Sustainable Housing Reconstruction focuses on the housing reconstruction process after natural disasters.

Post-disaster housing is shown to be not only about rebuilding destroyed houses, but also building safer homes and a resilient community; the book highlights community involvement and integration with community infrastructure and livelihoods as key elements of effective reconstruction.

According to a reviewer, Brett Moore, "This detailed and colourful book is essential reading for those involved, covering a range of disasters, typologies and program approaches, putting the interests of affected people at the centre of the debate."

Humanitarian Architecture: 15 Stories of Architects Working after Disaster

Esther Charlesworth, Routledge, 2014

This book documents and analyses the expanding role for architects in designing projects for communities after the event of a natural disaster. The fifteen case studies featured in the body of the book illustrate how architects can use spatial sensibility and integrated problem-solving skills to help alleviate both human and natural disasters.

The interviews and supporting essays show built environment professionals collaborating with post-disaster communities as facilitators, collaborators and negotiators of land, space and shelter, rather than as ‘save the world’ modernists, as often portrayed in the design media. The goal is social and physical reconstruction, as a collaborative process involving a damaged community and its local culture, environment and economy; not just shelter ‘projects’ that ‘build’ houses but leave no economic footprint or longer-term community infrastructure.

What defines and unites the architects interviewed for Humanitarian Architecture is their collective belief that through a consultative process of spatial problem solving, the design profession can contribute in a significant way to the complex post-disaster challenge of rebuilding a city and its community.

Communicating Development with Communities

Linje Manyozo, Routledge, 2017

Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to development practice, most lack the skills to live and engage with people.

It has become crucial to properly consider what it means to conceive and implement participatory development out in the field and not just in the boardroom. Building on the work of Robert Chambers and Arturo Escobar, Communicating Development with Communities is an empirically grounded critical reflection on how the development industry defines, imagines and constructs development at the implementation level.

Unpacking the dominant syntax in the theory and practice of development, the book advocates a move towards relational and indigenous models of living that celebrate local ontologies, spirituality, economies of solidarity and community-ness. It investigates how subaltern voices are produced and appropriated, and how well-meaning experts can easily become oppressors. The book propounds a pedagogy of listening as a pathway that offers a space for interest groups to collaboratively curate meaningful development with and alongside communities.

The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert Refiti & Daniel Glenn (Eds), Springer, 2018

This Handbook provides the first comprehensive international overview of significant contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice, and discourse, showcasing established and emerging Indigenous authors and practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, USA and other countries.

It captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, establishes the historical and present context of the work, and highlights important future directions for research and practice. The topics covered include Indigenous placemaking, identity, cultural regeneration and Indigenous knowledges.

The book brings together eminent and emerging scholars and practitioners to discuss and compare major projects and design approaches, to reflect on the main issues and debates, while enhancing theoretical understandings of contemporary Indigenous architecture.

An indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the ways in which Indigenous people have a built tradition or aspire to translate their cultures into the built environment. It is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of the built environment, who need up-to-date knowledge of current practices and discourse on Indigenous peoples and their architecture.

Architects Without Frontiers: War, Reconstruction and Design Responsibility

Esther Charlesworth, Routledge, 2006

From the targeted demolition of Mostar's Stari-Most Bridge in 1993 to the physical and social havoc caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the history of cities is often a history of destruction and reconstruction. But what political and aesthetic criteria should guide us in the rebuilding of cities devastated by war and natural calamities?

The title of this timely and inspiring new book, Architects Without Frontiers, points to the potential for architects to play important roles in post-war relief and reconstruction. By working "sans frontières", Charlesworth suggests that architects and design professionals have a significant opportunity to assist peace-making and reconstruction efforts in the period immediately after conflict or disaster, when much of the housing, hospital, educational, transport, civic and business infrastructure has been destroyed or badly damaged.

The book examines the role of architects, planners, urban designers and landscape architects in three cities following conflict - Beirut, Nicosia and Mostar - three cities where the mental and physical scars of violent conflict still remain. This book expands the traditional role of the architect from 'hero' to 'peacemaker' and discusses how design educators can stretch their wings to encompass the proliferating agendas and sites of civil unrest.

Divided Cities: Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia

John Calame and Esther Charlesworth, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011

Divided Cities explores the logic of violent urban partition along ethnic lines—when it occurs, who supports it, what it costs, and why seemingly healthy cities succumb to it. Planning and conservation experts Jon Calame and Esther Charlesworth offer a warning beacon to a growing class of cities torn apart by ethnic rivals.

Field-based investigations in Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia are coupled with scholarly research to illuminate the history of urban dividing lines, the social impacts of physical partition, and the assorted professional responses to "self-imposed apartheid."

Through interviews with people on both sides of a divide—residents, politicians, taxi drivers, built-environment professionals, cultural critics, and journalists—they compare the evolution of each urban partition along with its social impacts. The patterns that emerge support an assertion that division is a gradual, predictable, and avoidable occurrence that ultimately impedes intercommunal cooperation.

Selected journal articles & papers

Communication, collaboration and advocacy: a study of participatory action research to address climate change in the Pacific

Breaching the urban contract: Lessons from post disaster reconstruction from research on five divided cities

Beyond anticipation. Designing climate futures

Rogers, J. and Werner, J. 2015. Beyond anticipation. Designing climate futures, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, pp. 493-504.

The Impact of urban form on disaster resiliency: A case study of Brisbane and Ipswich, Australia

Irajifar, L., Sipe, N. & Alizadeh. T. 2016. The Impact of urban form on disaster resiliency: A case study of Brisbane and Ipswich, Australia, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in Built Environment, 7(3), pp. 259-275.

Neighbourhood Disaster Resilience Index: A validation in the context of Brisbane and Ipswich 2010/2011 floods

Irajifar, L., Sipe, N. & Alizadeh. T. 2016. Neighbourhood Disaster Resilience Index: A validation in the context of Brisbane and Ipswich 2010/2011 floods, in Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference, Gold Coast.

Resilience Assessment: Recovery of Brisbane Neighbourhood after 2011 floods

Irajifar, L., Alizadeh. T., Sipe, N., 2015. Resilience Assessment: Recovery of Brisbane Neighbourhood after 2011 floods, in Proceedings of the 7th International iRec Conference, University College London, London.

Modeling and visualization of safe areas for locating temporary settlements for affected residents in case of dam failure

Sargolzie, S., Sepasgozar, S., Irajifar, L., Al Jassmi, H. 2014. Modeling and visualization of safe areas for locating temporary settlements for affected residents in case of dam failure. 14th International conference on construction applications of virtual reality in construction, 2014, Sharjah, UAE.

A stakeholder approach to building community resilience: awareness to implementation

Burnside-Lawry, J. & Carvalho, L. 2016. A stakeholder approach to building community resilience: awareness to implementation, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 7(1), 4-25.

Collaboration and communication: Building a research agenda and way of working towards community disaster resilience

Rogers, P. & Burnside-Lawry, J. Dragisic, J. and Mills, C. 2016. Collaboration and communication: Building a research agenda and way of working towards community disaster resilience, Disaster Prevention and Management, 25(1), 75-90.

Critical reflections in the theory versus practice debates in communication for development training

Manyozo, L. 2016. Critical reflections in the theory versus practice debates in communication for development training, MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research, vol. 32, no. 61, pp. 116-134.

A formative evaluation of the Triple Zero Kid’s Challenge Teacher’s Guide

Towers, B & Whybro, M. (2018). A formative evaluation of the Triple Zero Kid’s Challenge Teacher’s Guide, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 33, 64-70.

Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: Challenges and recommendations for scaling up

Avianto, A., Bird, D., Ronan, K., Haynes, K. & Towers, B. (2017). Disaster risk reduction education in Indonesia: Challenges and recommendations for scaling up, Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science, 17, 595-612.

Children’s knowledge of emergency bushfire response

Towers, B. (2015). Children’s knowledge of emergency bushfire response. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24(2), 179-189.

The influence of critical infrastructure interdependencies on post-disaster reconstruction

Mulowayi, E., Coffey, V., Bunker, J. & Trigunarsyah, B. 2015. The influence of critical infrastructure interdependencies on post-disaster reconstruction. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), pp. 135-144.

Designing Life after the Storm: Improvisations in Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction as Socio-Moral Practice

If the house fits: The political ergonomics of design thinking for Post-Yolanda shelter development

Cahilig, P. 2015. If the house fits: The political ergonomics of design thinking for Post-Yolanda shelter development. AghamTao , 24, 61-85.