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Annual Conference of Urban Infrastructure Management on Global COE "Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities" in FY 2008"

Date: March 4, 2009
Venue: Lecture room 191 (C1), Katsura Campus, Kyoto University

Organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities""

Number of attendants: 100

Report 023


The purpose of this symposium is to report and share the research progress by the professors who have an active role in the research area "Urban Infrastructure Management". In addition, Dr. Nopaddl Phienwej from Asian Institute of Technology, which is one of the oversea bases of this Global COE program, makes a report about the progress of collaboration with AIT and share the future direction of collaboration with Kyoto University. Furthermore, Mr. Ogane from JICA will make a presentation about Human Security Engineering from the view point of practitioners and exchange opinions share the research progress about research collaboration in near future.


This symposium was held for the purpose of sharing the research progress between the relevant researchers, involving outside researchers and practitioners, and encouraging widespread acceptance of Human Security Engineering. In the symposium, the key project research leaders, including Prof. Ohtsu who is a leader of Urban Infrastructure Management research area, reported the research progresses. The research area of the reports covers the multi-disciplinary area including Urban Governance, Urban Infrastructure Management, and Disaster Risk Management.
The reports greatly contributed to the establishment of Urban Human Security Engineering. In addition, Dr. Noppadol Phienwej from Asian Institute of Technology which is one of the oversea bases of the GCOE introduced not only the current collaboration with AIT but also the future perspective of the projects. Furthermore, Mr. Ogane from JICA made a presentation from the view point of practitioners about the actual needs, the expectations for a novel research area "Human Security Engineering", and the possibility of collaboration with JICA in near future.
The number of participants accounted for more than one hundred and a lot of practitioners joined this symposium. These facts implied the growing concerns for Human Security Engineering. At last in the symposium, the participants discussed about future direction of this global COE program and the establishment of urban human security engineering.