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  • March 6-13, 2015
    SAFRR Presents at Tohoku University Disaster Resilience Symposium

    SAFRR's Dr. Lucy Jones was invited by the Leading Schools Program at Tohoku university to be part of a symposium on disaster resilience held as part of the commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the great east Japan earthquake during the week of March 9th-13th. Dr. Jones joined other lecturers from around the world, meeting with both the Disaster Science Program at Tohoku and others visiting Sendai for the UN Disaster Conference for a series of lectures and discussions on how to improve resilience. Dr. Jones was also invited to give a lecture on Friday, March 6th at the University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science to speak about the City of Los Angeles resilience project. She will be working with staff at the Institute of Social Science who are developing a research proposal for comparing disaster resilience in three communities: Sendai, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.

  • February 5, 2015Lucy Jones Keynote
    Lucy Jones Presents Keynote for the Water Policy Forum

    SAFRR's Dr. Lucy Jones was a guest speaker for the Water Policy Forum and Dinner held on Thursday, February 5th at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. The event, hosted by the Municipal Water District of Orange County, brought together hundreds of water leaders from throughout Southern California to network and learn about results of Dr. Jones' work with the City of Los Angeles to help identify vulnerabilities of the city to earthquake damage. See a video of Lucy's presentation. More on the results and partnership between Lucy and the City of LA, a link to the L.A. City Report.

  • January 22, 2015brainstorming in workshop
    Publishing With the Six Guidelines for Successful Science Products

    In summer 2014, SAFRR convened a Cadre of Relevant Experts (CORE) workshop that brought together USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps staff with outside risk communication experts in the social sciences, marketing, and design, on the topic "New Audiences, New Products for the National Seismic Hazard Maps." An important outcome of the workshop was an annotated list of six guidelines to develop products that successfully communicate science. Workshop participants, led by SAFRR disaster scientist Sue Perry, have drafted a report about the workshop and its guidelines. On January 22, 2015, another CORE workshop convened in Menlo Park, uniting the Menlo Park Publishing Service Center with experts on participatory processes and evaluation, to discuss how we might apply the six guidelines in order to produce publications about the workshop and its six guidelines.

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