Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society

Establishing methodologies for integrated disaster risk management to reduce social vulnerability against disasters

Establishing methodologies for integrated disaster risk management to reduce social vulnerability against disasters

We aim to establish long-term research methodologies for comprehensive disaster management, addressing resilient living spaces, cities, regions and the global society. We include due considerations of the lessons from past disasters and the evolution of human society. Using technologies and methodologies for disaster mitigation design and planning, we conduct scientific analyses and predictions of the multiple processes of disasters, along with comprehensive diagnoses of the vulnerability and risk inherent in modern societies. We aim to develop disaster management methods to construct desirable societies, considering cultural aspects, sustainable development, safety, and comfort. Based on the understanding of the correlation between disaster processes and the socioeconomic environments, we establish theories of disaster mitigation policy that accommodate land development in harmony with safety and preservation of environment.

Three major factors of disaster risk

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