K-1 October 30(Tue) 13:00~17:45 Venue:First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center 無料


International Conference

What Town Creation Can Learn from the Recovery

Lessons and Knowledge Obtained from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and from Massive Earthquakes around the World

It has now been a year and a half since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Mountains of debris remain scattered widely across the damaged region, transfer of residential areas to higher ground has not progressed as hoped, and the delay in recovery is obvious. On the other hand, the appearance of industries fostering local production of energy for local consumption, solar power, and diverse other energy possibilities, and new urban creation such as compact cities, and medical and welfare systems, oriented to the ultra-aging society, has commenced. Touches on knowledge in megatropolises that have suffered devastating damage due to natural disasters, and shares and presents to the world the recovery plan in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture built on the keyword “cycling”, with efforts toward town creation and recovery that take into consideration the perspective of local community rebirth activities and disaster prevention that protect resident bonds.

  • 13:00~13:10

    Message from the Organizers

    Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. President

    Kohei Osada

  • 13:10~13:20

    Greetings of Host City, Yokohama

    City of Yokohama Mayor

    Fumiko Hayashi

  • 13:20~13:25


    Regional Revitalization Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

    Junko Inokuma

  • 13:25~13:30

    Problem institution

    NikkeiBP Cleantech Institute Director

    Yosuke Mochizuki

  • 13:35~14:15

    Rebirth of the Megatropolis

    Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

    Mr. Allen L. Square, Jr.

    Allen Square, Jr. is the CIO of the City of New Orleans, InformationTechnology and Innovation department(ITI). As CIO Allen and his team areresponsible for developing and executing the technology strategies tosupport the delivery of City Services. ITI is also accountable fordriving innovation and cultivating a culture of performance improvementthroughout City Hall.
    Mr. Square is well trained and experienced in performance improvementand technology to accomplish and support the City’s aggressive andambitious goals. Square has over 15 years of experience across private,public, and non-profit sectors and has developed expertise in technology(IT, telecommunications, semiconductors, and manufacturing),transportation, business process outsourcing, healthcare and privateequity industries. Prior to joining the City of New Orleans, Squarespent the past five years working as a strategic management consultant,most of that time with Bain & Company, Inc.
    Allen holds a Masters of Business Administration (majors in Operations,Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship) from The Wharton School ofthe University of Pennsylvania. Allen also holds a BS in ElectricalEngineering from Tulane University and an MS in Telecommunications fromSouthern Methodist University.

  • 14:20~15:00

    【Recovery from Earthquakes】

    Situation in Minamisoma City in the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Describes situation in Minamisoma City in the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11 last year, and the accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, how the residents have lived since the earthquake until now, the state of progress in infrastructure development and decontamination operations, etc., and a creative “recovery model” for the city that aims for the stance that the city should take in future, conversion from nuclear power to renewable energy and creation of bases for such, promotion of energy-saving policies, and other measures for coexistence with the environment.
    First term as mayor. In response to the accident last year at the Tokyo Power Co. Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No.1, announces policy for early “denuclearization”. Declines application for local policy subsidies, etc., for nuclear power plant siting, aiming instead for town creation that is not dependent on nuclear power, and presents to the world a creative “recovery model”.

    Mayor of Minamisoma

    Nobukatsu Sakurai

    First term as mayor. In response to the accident last year at the Tokyo Power Co. Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No.1, announces policy for early “denuclearization”. Declines application for local policy subsidies, etc., for nuclear power plant siting, aiming instead for town creation that is not dependent on nuclear power, and presents to the world a creative “recovery model”.

  • 15:05~15:55

    【Rebirth of the Local Community 】

    Community Recovery in Minamisanriku Town (tentative)

    Uses video to introduce the recovery support activities to date in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture, performed by the MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative launched on March 14, 2011. “Third Place Creation” implemented for community recovery emphasizes the process up through creation of a place that started with creation of the Human Network. Also touches on the current state of a future vision for the Tohoku environment or human virtues that have not yet been lost.

    Department of Architecture School of Architecture & Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Shun Kanda


  • 16:00~16:40

    【Disaster-Resistant Society】

    The Great East Japan Earthquake, and the Tohoku University Challenge

    Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science Tohoku region devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Tohoku University, located within the quake devastation area, opened the International Research Institute for Disaster Science in April of this year. Researchers from seven departments and 36 disciplines, ranging from arts and letters to science, have come together from both within Tohoku University and elsewhere. With historic lessons from the huge earthquake, society must convert over to a disaster-resistant society, not just in Japan, but around the world. Tohoku University is taking a lead role in this effort, and also contributing to recovery of the disaster area. This is an introduction to these efforts.

    東北大学災害科学国際研究所 所長

    Arata Hirakawa

    Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1950. Completed Master’s Degree program at Tohoku University Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters. Specializes in Modern Japanese History and Preservation of Historical Materials. Major works include “The Road Opening the Country”, “Conflict and Public Opinion”, “Toward the Future of Historical Legacies”, and many others. Serves as Member of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Culture Commission Special Committee, Chairman of NPO, the Miyagi Historical Materials Preservation Network, etc.

  • 16:45~17:25

    【Securing of disaster prevention and security】Action of Rio de Janeiro City

    Resilient Cities

    By the end of 2005 some 50% of the human population lived in urbanareas and by the end of of 21st century, human society will be heavilyconcentrated in such areas. This global urbanization will have twoimportant consequences: one is the transition of one to two billionpeople from poverty into a middle-class lifestyle and the second is therising impact of natural catastrophes on these concentrated populations.The first consequence will require the global and local economies todeal with dramatic increases in demand for basic resources such aswater, food, and energy - as well as all of the more specializedresources employed by developed societies. The second consequence willrequire large infrastructure construction to mitigate and defend againstthe natural catastrophes.A group of large private corporations is developing technical and socialapproaches to these problems through on-the-ground pilots that will leadto open source solutions to be implemented at many hundred of citiesaround the world. This talk will describe some of the technology inputsto these pilots, mainly from the perspective of Information Technology,and also describe some of the solutions already implemented.

    IBM Corp. Distinguished Engineer Member, IBM Academy of Technology

    Dr. Colin Harrison

    Dr. Harrison is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the inventor of IBM’sSmarter City technical programme. He is an IBM Master Inventor and aMember of the IBM Academy of Technology.In 2011 he spent several months working in Tohoku, Japan on plans forthe region’s recovery from the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami and hasincreasingly focused on Resilient Cities.He spent 1972-77 at CERN developing the SPS accelerator and itsdistributed, real-time control system. In 1977 at EMI Central ResearchLaboratories he led development of the first clinical MRI system. AtIBM since 1979 he has worked on micromagnetics, medicalimaging, parallel computing, mobile computing, intelligent agents,telecommunications, knowledge management, and Smarter Cities.

  • 17:30~17:45


    NikkeiBP Cleantech Institute Director

    Yosuke Mochizuki

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