Japan 3/11 Initiative at USJI Week

In mid-September, MIT Professor Eran Ben-Joseph (Joint Program in City Design & Development, School of Architecture + Planning) spoke at the US-Japan Research Institute (USJI) Week “Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake” conference.

As a panelist in a seminar on post-disaster restoration and alternative planning, he presented a portion of the Initiative’s work from this past summer to a captive audience in Washington D.C.  He advocated for the audience to rethink the way researchers and academics approach the reconstruction process, and to develop a new model for community engagement through design and planning.

For more information, see Professor Ben-Joseph’s presentation and the summary of the panel in both English and Japanese.