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November 14, 2011

In the aftermath of the disaster suffered in Japan, MIT launched the MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative, a multi-year collaborative project focused on disaster-resilient planning, design and reconstruction. Back from the first MIT Japan 3/11 workshop which took place this summer, Shun Kanda and Jim Wescoat will discuss the process and challenges in planning and implementing alternative strategies for disaster-preparedness.

Shun Kanda is a Tokyo native and the Director of Architectural Studies for the MIT-Japan Program.

James L. Wescoat, Jr. is the Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT.

Respondent: Jegan Vincent de Paul, ACT Lecturer, MIT (USA)