Past Activities


The following section summarizes the activities conducted from 2010 by Waseda University's Shigeru Sato Laboratory and the Urban and Regional Research Institute.



2010 was the first year of the community-based collaborative recovery simulation training in the Totsuka area. Seminars and workshops have been held five times, and the results are summarized in a report. During the activities, we identified issues and made a resource assessment for the Totsuka area. Ideas for ​​community-based pre-disaster recovery planning and the town's vision by residents of Totsuka are incorporated and summarized as a plan proposal.



In 2011, we continued the community-based collaborative recovery simulation training conducted in the previous year. We created a disaster prevention map for each town council, a stepping stone for disaster prevention community-based town planning. In addition, we created a community-based recovery town planning game using a model. We gathered the opinions obtained from the game in our Workshop Summary document.



In 2012, based on our community-based collaborative recovery simulation training results so far, it became necessary to build a collaborative system for community-based pre-disaster recovery town planning. Therefore, in collaboration with the Shinjuku Ward's human resources development training department, the ward staff, and the Totsuka area residents, we created a community-based town recovery planning scheme. We held five workshops and exchanged opinions that we summarized in a report. We then presented a model case for community-based pre-disaster town planning.



In 2013, we created a community-based pre-disaster planning system based on our community-based collaborative recovery simulation training resulting from our work that started in 2010. We held three preparatory meetings with the participation of stakeholders in the Totsuka area. We shared the disaster support network and community-based recovery process, intending to form a disaster recovery support platform from the following year onward.



In 2014, we set up a meeting to think about the Totsuka district's disaster recovery support network, with the preparatory meeting for creating a community-based pre-disaster planning system as the model. We held the Totsuka district's network meeting several times a year. The content of these meetings is communicated to local residents by issuing news about our activities, and a guide (provisional version) for community-based earthquake disaster recovery in the Totsuka area is published.



In 2015, in response to the activities of the community-based collaborative recovery simulation training and the Totsuka Network Conference, we built a community-based pre-disaster planning database. By using an iPad that can browse the database, we walked around the neighborhoods to assess the feasibility of community-based collaborative recovery simulation training ideas we had. Based on the disaster damage assumptions, three community-based town recovery plans were prepared, and discussions were held on the desirability of those plans. In addition, we are also involved in the planning and editing of "Recommendations for Community-Based Pre-Disaster Town Planning," issued by the Shinjuku Ward Crisis Management Division.



In 2021, two seminars and workshops were planned in response to the adoption of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's subsidized project "Enhancing Awareness of Local Collaborative Reconsruction". While reviewing the results of the past collaborative pre-recorery simulation training and pre-recovery activities, we set up a forum to kick off new initiatives in the future, and held discussions and exchanges of opinions with experts.