The 3rd International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction (3ICUDR) builds on an established practice of international collaboration and knowledge-sharing after disaster events in Japan, US, and Taiwan. In this third conference, New Zealand joins the three collaborating countries. The mission of the conference is to develop, integrate and promote new knowledge and best practices in sustainable disaster recovery, with a particular emphasis on urban environments.

The 3ICUDR will take place from September 28-October 1, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. More information about the conference will be posted on this website as it becomes available. Questions regarding the 3ICUDR should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program Committee Chair

Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware, USA

Steering Committee

Jay Berger, EERI, USA

Liang-Chun Chen, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taiwan

Charles Eadie, Hamilton Swift, USA

Richard Eisner, Consultant, Oakland, USA

Ann-Margaret Esnard, Georgia State University, USA

Marjorie Greene, EERI, USA

Haruo Hayashi, Kyoto University, Japan

Muenari Inoguchi, Niigata University, Japan

Laurie Johnson, Consultant, San Francisco, USA

David Llalemant, Stanford University, USA

Weisen Li, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taiwan

Norio Maki, Kyoto University, Japan

Michelle Meyer, Texas A & M University, USA

Thomas O’Rourke, Cornell University, USA

Maggie Ortiz, EERI, USA

Walter Peacock, Texas A & M University, USA

Shigeki Sakai, Iwate University, Japan

Keiko Tamura, Niigata University, Japan

Shigeo Tatsuki, Doshisha University, Japan

Kathleen Tierney, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, USA

Ken Topping, Cal Poly, USA

Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware, USA

Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey, USA

Jie-Ying (Paul) Wu, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan