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Dr Cassidy Johnson
Room 405
Development Planning Unit
34 Tavistock Square
Tel: 0207 679 1104
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Development Planning Unit
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Cassidy Johnson has a background in urban studies and minimum cost housing, with a focus on low and middle-income countries. Her interests are concerned with how communities and governments can prepare urban areas to be resilient to and respond to disasters, and the implications of forced evictions in cities. She has done research on post-disaster temporary housing - particularly looking at disaster recovery in Turkey and on urban rehabilitation and Roman communities in Istanbul. She has also worked with Natural Resources Canada on the use of solar energy in cities. Cassidy is a founding member of Information and Research for Reconstruction Network (i-Rec) and coordinator of CIB Task Group 63, Disasters and the Built Environment.
Teaching Summary
BENVGBU2 Participatory Processes: Building for Development 
Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities
Academic Background
2007 FEL Fellowship – International Development Columbia University
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Built Environment University de Montreal
2002 MArch Master of Architecture – Architecture McGill University
1999 BA Bachelor of Arts – Urban studies Concordia University, Montreal
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