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Shun Kanda & Jim Wescoat: MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative

Keynote:

Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT (USA)

James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, MIT (USA)

Respondent:

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

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 Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative: http://web.mit.edu/japan3-11/home.html

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