The Sustainable Reconstruction in Rural Areas Damaged by the Earthquake--A Social Experiment in a Chinese Village

Luo Jar-Der 罗家德, Professor of Sociology,Tsinghua University

Soft drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Japan's recent massive earthquake and Tsunami reinvigorated public interest in post-earthquake reconstruction. Would China’s recent reconstruction efforts in Sichuan  offer any lesson? Three years ago, the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that jolted Sichuan and the neighboring provinces on May 12th in 2008 has caused extensive damage to local society. The Tsinghua Sustainable Reconstruction Project aims at establishing a model for sustainable reconstruction in rural areas that emphasizes sustainability of the local ecology, economy, and social systems. Prof. Luo Jiar-Der, one of the principal participants in the Tsinghua Project will share with us how they endeavored to implement a reconstruction model combining private-public partnership and sustainable concepts into practice, incorporating scientific planning, balanced development, step-by-step implementation and self-reliance of local community.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 2:30 pm — 4:00 pm
Graduate Community Center - Nairobi Room, 750 Escondido Road

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