Paper by the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published in Frontiers

Assoc. Prof. Aiko Furukawa and Prof. Junji Kiyono of the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published a paper with three other co-authors in the Frontiers in Built Environment. The title of the paper is “Evaluation of Damage to a Historic Masonry Building in Nepal through Comparison of Dynamic Characteristics before and after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.” The paper can be accessed using … Continue reading Paper by the joint research team on urban seismic risk assessment published in Frontiers

Image Scenario Workshop in Yangon

For the last workshop under the joint research on Disaster Education, Prof. Rajib Shaw organized an Image Scenario Workshop which was participated in by 21 teachers and 55 students from the two pilot wards of the GGS Project in Yangon. The workshop was held in the conference room of the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building inside the Hlaing University campus on August 14, 2017. In … Continue reading Image Scenario Workshop in Yangon

Image Scenario Workshop in Kathmandu

An Image Scenario Workshop was conducted under the GGS Project joint research on Disaster Education on August 11, 2017 at the Clock Tower in Sainbu Village in Lalitpur Metropolitan City. A total of 13 students and nine teachers participated in the workshop. The students and teachers were divided into four groups. They were then asked to recall their experience of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and … Continue reading Image Scenario Workshop in Kathmandu

Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing reconstruction in Khokana

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, GGS Project Researcher, and Mr. Sujan, an architecture student at Tribhuvan University, went back to Khokana to verify some details in the house drawings prepared after the full survey conducted in November 2016 and to interview residents about the progress of housing reconstruction in the area. Continue reading Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing reconstruction in Khokana

GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

A joint meeting among project partners from Kyoto University, National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET), Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University, and Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) was hosted by CDS at the Pulchowk campus of Tribhuvan University. The partners discussed updates on the progress of and future plans for GGS Project implementation. (Photo from CDS) Continue reading GGS Project Joint Meeting in Kathmandu

Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, GGS Project Researcher, and Mr. Phyo Hein Kyaw, a PhD student of Yangon Technological University, went back to the pilot wards in Pazundaung and Tamwe townships to verify some details in the house drawings prepared after the full survey in October 2016. Continue reading Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon