R.U. for Local and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction

R.U. for Local and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction

Unit overview

In order to mitigate damage from disasters, ensure unbroken operation, and achieve early recovery, it is important to creatively combine and utilize human and material resources within the region, taking into account the disaster characteristics of the region. Information and the natural environment are also valuable local resources. Perspectives on resource management and community governance are also essential. The Local and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Research Unit promotes community-based disaster management research and considers measures to enhance regional resilience from both software and hardware perspectives.

Research URL:https://er-web.ynu.ac.jp/html/INAGAKI_Keiko/en.html

Unit member

Unit Leader

The regions where we live are exposed to various natural disaster risks such as earthquakes and typhoons. Since the nature of damage differs depending on the location and characteristics of the affected area, the first step in "community disaster management" is to imagine what a disaster would look like in each community. Once damage occurs, people in the affected community must help one another and make the best use of local resources to cope with the situation. In particular, when lifelines are disrupted, people have no choice but to cope on their own within a limited area (region). The Local and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Research Unit considers measures for the continuation of life and business under such circumstances from a regional perspective.

Unit Achievements

・Research on distributed energy systems for improving local resilience (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, joint research with private companies) (Sadohara, Yoshida, Inagaki)
・Development of a human resource development program using game techniques (joint development with local governments) (Shimura, Inagaki)
・Participation in and advice on demonstration experiments of disaster management applications (Digital Agency, etc.) (Sato)
・Lectures at local disaster prevention events (Zushi City Shinjuku Neighborhood Association, etc.)
・Training of heritage managers for the preservation and utilization of local historical and cultural heritage (course sponsored by the Society of Architects and Building Engineers) (Ohno)
・Research on the development and sustainability of satochi-satoyama activities in Kanagawa Prefecture (joint research) (Sato)
・Research guidance for students on disaster risk reduction (relocation to higher ground, earthquake disaster records, tsunami evacuation, response to people having difficulty returning home, evacuation shelter environment, etc.) (Sato, Sadohara, Yoshida, Inagaki)