The 11th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities (July 1, 2017)

The 11th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities was held at the Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus. Approximately 120 people from all over Japan participated, and there were 35 research presentations on disaster mitigation for historical cities and cultural heritage sites, along with lively debate. Sessions covered a broad range of topics: historical disasters, disaster mitigation for cultural heritage, earthquake, earthquake-proof, disaster mitigation technology, local disaster and disaster prevention planning. After the sessions, Dr. Itoko KITAHARA, who is a Visiting Researcher of R-DMUCH, gave a lecture on “Disasters and Castle Construction”.

The research findings presented at the symposium were published in Disaster Mitigation in Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Vol. 11.