Based on the theme of “Disaster Prevention in Cities Built on Advanced Systems”, building cities which enable recovery, maintenance and sustain their whole cultures and functions on themselves, by interconnecting the research results of the three fields: city culture, city performances and city planning.
Academics or Social Characteristics for the Division
The researchers and specialists belonging to this division consist of faculty members from four faculties: the Faculty of Engineering, the Former Faculty of Engineering II, the Faculty of Science and Technology for Innovation, and the International Graduate School of Fire Science and Technology.
They are conducting front-line research in their respective fields of expertise. In addition, they are certificated by major domestic academic societies such as AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan), CPIJ (The City Planning Institute of Japan), and SAHJ (Society of Architectural Historians of Japan).
Our division collaborates for advanced research in various fields related to city planning, including architecture and disaster prevention.
The Kagurazaka and its surrounding areas are unique in terms of chronological context and city structure in the world’s city’s history, and research on these areas is likely to attract international attention.
In addition, there are high expectations from both sectors public (governmental organizations) and private (private commercial and non-profit organizations) for proposing, reflecting, and presenting the results of our research.
This is one of the unique characteristics of contribution to society by the university and the division.
Our principal research areas are Kagurazaka and its surrounding areas including Sotobori (outer moat), which should be called the home of Tokyo University of Science.
Researchers and specialists belonging for the division have long been engaged in regional research, contribution, and exchange activities in these areas, and have accumulated sufficient research experience.
We have created disaster prevention plan models and city plan models based on the results obtained in the areas.
We will develop urban disaster prevention research by applying and extending these results to urban areas throughout Japan.