DISASTER RECOVERY – What are International Communities Learning?


Event details:

9:00pm CST on Wednesday, January 26, 2022
10:00pm CST on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Disaster Recovery - What are International Communities Learning?

This webinar will originate from the University of Melbourne and will include participants from India and Japan. Therefore please join us for our first international webinar in the evening on the US east coast, but early morning next day in Mumbai, and meet these colleagues from different time zones. They will be presenting on their recent paper ‘Measuring Housing Well-being for Disaster Victims in Japan and India - A Capability Approach’.  We are pleased that their research received joint support by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and by a grant from the LEF (Land Economics Foundation). Among many interesting findings of their surveys conducted in both India and Japan is the importance for disaster victims to have an ownership stake in their replacement housing.

Research Report
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Dr. Piyush Tiwari

Professor of Property at University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Piyush Tiwari is Professor of Property at University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his current position he was Director – Policy at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), India, where he was responsible for formulating policies for private financing of urban infrastructure in close cooperation with national and state governments. Earlier, he was Senior Lecturer (Property) and Program Leader, MSc (International Real Estate Markets) at the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK. He has held positions at the largest mortgage company, HDFC, India and the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests include infrastructure policy, housing economics and mortgages, commercial real estate investment, and financing infrastructure in developing countries. He has published numerous research papers on issues related to real estate and infrastructure. He has published ten books including ‘Effective Land Use for Asian Infrastructure’ and ‘Development Paradigms for Urban Housing in BRICS Countries’. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). His other professional activities include Director, Asian Real Estate Society and Editorial Board roles with Journal of Property Research, Property Management, International Real Estate Review, Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, Land and International Journal of Planning and Architectural Sciences.


Jyoti Shukla

Lecturer in Property, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne

Jyoti Shukla is a Lecturer in Property at the University of Melbourne. During the course of her academic training as an architect, urban planner, and real estate professional, Jyoti developed an interest in those negatively impacted by developmental activities due to the loss of land and property rights and later conducted a PhD on this topic. Her latest book, ‘Functionings of Land’ Jyoti applies the economic theory of ‘capability’ to understand the wellbeing of those who are dispossessed of their land. In complementary work, Jyoti is working towards designing a ‘resilient compensation mechanism’ for those affected by natural and man-made disasters in Australia, India, and Japan. Jyoti also works on institutional aspects of housing markets. In a co-authored book Development paradigms for urban housing in BRICS countries she has identified the aspects of institutional arrangements that cause housing markets to fail. 



Norifumi Yukutake

Associate Professor College of Economics, Nihon University, Japan

A/Prof Yukutake is Associate Professor with College of Economics, Nihon University. Prior to his current employment he has worked with Housing Research & Advancement Foundation where he was involved in preparation of policy reports.

His areas of research include urban and housing economics, which have resulted in high quality research outputs.  His main research contribution has been in the measurement of value of non-market goods / service, especially in the context of losses associated with disasters. His PhD dissertation won the Japan Association award for Property Assessment Policy in 2020. He has been successful in securing competitive funding (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) from JSPS for two projects, 2017-2018 and 2019-2021 as a Principal Investigator. These grants facilitated inquiry in the question of change in public risk perception after a large disaster and an analysis of wellbeing of households in Japan). 


Dr. Anjana Purkayastha

World Vision, India

Anjana Purkayastha received her Ph.D degree in Plant Biotechnology from Gauhati University, Assam. She has an MBA degree from Eastern University, Pennsylvania with specialization in NGO Leadership.  She currently is the Senior Director for Program Quality, Research and Evaluation in World Vision India based out of Chennai, India.  In her years with World Vision India, she has contributed to Research, Project Management, Urban Programming (for South Asia Pacific Region), Strategy & Leadership Development, Program Quality including Impact Reporting and Evaluations.