Crises, construction and corruption | Annual Judith Neilson Lecture | UTZON Lecture Series

How to watch and participate
This lecture will be livestreamed to UNSW YouTube below.

This year, we are honoured to have Professor George Ofori from London South Bank University joining us for a lecture on the complex relationship between crises, construction and corruption. 

The amount of devastation caused by crises such as earthquakes windstorms and flood is directly linked to the quality of construction of the village, neighbourhood, town or city a disaster strikes. Construction in turn is often at risk of corrupt practices, leading to more vulnerable buildings. When this happens, disasters are worse for these communities. It is no surprise then that the worst so-called natural disasters occur in societies where corruption is high. 

Following this lecture there will be a conversation between Professor David Sanderson and Professor George Ofori to discuss these links and examine what can be done to break this deadly relationship. Finally, you will hear what lies ahead for each speaker and their observations for this relationship in this unprecedented time. There will be an audience QnA with the opportunity to ask questions during the event by submitting your questions to the speakers. 

If you would like to pre-record a question for our speakers to address during the livestream please follow the questions in the booking process. Be sure to join the conversation by registering above. 

Audience QnA
The audience QnA will be conducted via YouTube ‘Live chat’. If you are on a web browser this is at the top right corner. If you are on a mobile device this is directly under the video. Please post your questions here and they will be passed on to the speakers.

Closed Captions / Live Remote Captioning Service
Closed captions will be available during the live stream. Please click the CC button on YouTube. 

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We look forward to seeing you at this online event!

Online Lecture
Event date: 
02 Dec 2020 6:00pm to 7:00pm