Laboratory of Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience
Making vibrant urban cities and regions that are resilient to disasters
Many cities not only in Japan but the rest of the world have the risk of building collapses, extended fire and tsunamis due to earthquakes. Yet more cities are hit by flooding due to large typhoons and torrential rains. At the Laboratory for Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience, we conduct research from many aspects, such as spatial planning, environmental designs and social frameworks, to make urban cities and regions highly resilient to disasters, while, at the same time, making them attractive and vibrant.
|College of Engineering||Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems|
|Faculty Name||Hitoshi Nakamura|
|Academic Society||Association of Urban housing Sciences|
Architectural Institute of Japan
Institute of Social Safety Science
The City Planning Institute of Japan
Japan Society of Civil Engineers
|Keyword|| Disaster mitigation, Urban planning, Town development, Safety, peace of mind, Regional revitalization, Regional planning, Regional communities, Urban regeneration, Urban designs|
- Civil engineering
- Studies on regional safety systems
- Housing studies
For SocietyWe reevaluate the anti-disaster performances of urban cities and regions against earthquakes, fire and flooding based on detailed surveying and analyses, and develop new planning and design methods using the charms and potential powers of regions for practical applications in society.
- Research on the current state of and challenges faced by town development to reconstruct areas hit by major disasters
- Research on the effectiveness in controlling the spread of fire of buildings, which were renovated to boost fire resistance and located in crowded urban areas
- Research on the possibility of residents evacuating to adjacent areas at the time of a major flooding and the problems associated with it.