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)