ArcDR³ Exhibition and Forum on Regenerative Urbanism

The Architecture and Urban Design for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience initiative (ArcDR³) will be hosting an exhibition and online forum on Regenerative Urbanism. Both events are free and open to anyone who is interested.

Hitoshi Abe, a renowned architect, alumnus of Tohoku University and director of UCLA's xLAB, describes regenerative urbanism as an updated paradigm of resilience in urban design. "Prompted by a rapid increase of nature-instigated disasters and climate change, regenerative urbanism asks us to imagine a near future that embraces and incorporates risk, to create safer ways of addressing disasters, both during and after they strike."

Living with Disaster: Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities

This two-week exhibition will feature alternative concepts of urban design proposed by the 11 universities participating in the ArcDR3 Initiative.

Date: April 9 - 24, 2022
Time: 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Venue: Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference, Tokyo ( 3F COREDO Muromachi Terrace, 3-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022)

Forum: New Visions for Regenerative Urbanism

Experts practicing or undertaking initiatives in the field of disaster risk reduction will share their research in this online forum. There will also be parallel Small Table / Big Table format discussions on new forms of cities that exist harmoniously with nature and are resilient to disasters.

Date: April 9, 2022
Time:(Small table) 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Big table) 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(simultaneous translation will be available in English and Japanese)
Venue: Online
Big Table (in Japanese):
Big Table (in English):
Small Table (in English):

ArcDR³ is a global partnership established in 2019 by IRIDeS at Tohoku University, xLAB at UCLA and Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan.

Under this initiative, 11 major universities from regions familiar with recurring risks of natural disasters engage in a practical "design studio," to explore new strategies for risk-resilient environments across the Pacific Rim.

Participating Universities include UC Berkeley (USA), University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), University of Melbourne (Australia), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile), University of Tokyo (Japan), Tohoku University (Japan), Tsinghua University (China), University of Washington (USA) and UCLA (USA).



Professor Osamu Murao
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University

ArcDR3 Exhibition Production Committee Office

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