Why community resilience matters: from extreme events to everyday stresses

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 59 Mins Yes

Course details
When Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City in 2012 a large proportion of the 53 people who died were not standing on the edge of the shore but were isolated in rooms and basements where no one checked in on them.

A few years earlier in Australia, the world’s attention focused on the unfolding tragedy northeast of Melbourne where 173 people lost their lives in the bushfires, while it is reported approximately double that number died due to heat related stresses in the greater Melbourne area during the same event.

Through these and countless other events, the value of resilience is becoming increasingly important for communities, and therefore those of us involved in the property and construction industry. While new communities typically face less catastrophic challenges, the impact of poor community outcomes makes them potentially more vulnerable to a range of climatic and social issues if not managed well by strong social networks.

This presentation examines what developers can do to deliver not just a great built environment, but also plant the seeds of a resilient community. From a corporate perspective, this includes considering social issues as part of a projects risk profile, encouraging internal advocacy for community resilience, and ensuring the project has social capacity building measures in place.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.