ArcDR³ Forum Vol.2: "Learning from Tohoku"

The Architecture and Urban Design for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience initiative (ArcDR³), will be hosting a forum titled "Learning from Tohoku," on March 6, just ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Under the ArcDR³ initiative, 11 major universities located in regions with recurring risks of natural disasters, are engaged in a collaborative research studio that explores new strategies for risk-resilient environments across the Pacific Rim.

This forum will be an opportunity for participants to discuss their research and exchange ideas on a global scale through the ArcDR³ network. It will feature three themes, each led by an expert who will give a presentation, followed by a broad panel discussion. There will also be a video report from the Sendai Design League exhibition at Sendai Mediatheque.

Date: March 6, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. (JST)
No registration required

Speakers and Themes:

  • Housing and Community Recovery
    Haruka Tsukuda, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University
  • Infrastructure Recovery
    Shunichi Koshimura, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  • Disaster and Memorialization
    Masashige Motoe, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University

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.

This forum is the second event in a series of planned conferences and exhibitions by ArcDR³. Its inaugural forum, "New Agendas for Regenerative Urbanism," was held on June 27, 2020.

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).


Associate Professor Elizabeth Maly
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
Tohoku University
Tel: +81 22-752-2153

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