Network Governance for Urban Resilience to Disasters

Dr. Naim Kapucu
Dr. Naim Kapucu

Abstract: As the scale and intensity of disasters continue to increase, building and enhancing resilience to disasters has become a critical policy and governance issue. Of particular importance to this topic is urban infrastructure resilience because infrastructure systems support the continuity of operations of governments and businesses, and are essential to the economy, society, and public safety. The purpose of this presentation is to apply a network governance framework to examine interdependent infrastructure systems such as water, electric power, transportation, and telecommunication. The presentation contributes to our understanding of the role of governing interdependent infrastructure systems in enhancing urban infrastructure resilience to disasters. The presentation also will highlight the need to leverage collaborative leadership and organizational capacity to develop robust and connected networks to enhance urban infrastructure resilience to disasters.

Bio: Dr. Naim Kapucu is Pegasus professor of public administration and policy and former director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. He is also joint faculty with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems. He is elected fellow of National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Kapucu received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from Heinz College's School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. Dr. Kapucu received Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy, Democratic Resilience award jointly hosted by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia.

Date & time

Tue 05 Jul 2022, 11am–12.30pm


Level 3, Room 3.70, RSSS Building 146


Dr. Naim Kapucu (University of Central Florida)


Marija Taflaga


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