The Development from Disasters Network, of which Geoff is a member of the Core Group, has produced a Guide for Humanitarian Agencies entitled ‘The Built Environment Professions in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response’. The guide was edited and produced by a research team from the Max Lock Centre at the University of Westminster led by Tony Lloyd-Jones and was launched officially on 30 April 2009 at the Built Environment Professionals Meeting in the Commonwealth (BEPIC) and again at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors on 30 June 2009. Copies of the Guide can be downloaded from the DFDN website and comments on the guide, which is endorsed by all leading British built environment professional institutes, are welcome.
The Development From Disasters Network was launched at a meeting of the Steering Group in August 2006. It replaces the Tsunami Recovery Network and addresses a wider range of post-disasters challenges facing both professionals and communties. For details click here.