Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR8) in Tokyo

Seven members from our lab participated in the 8th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR8) held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo last April 16 to 19.  The said event had the theme “Resilient Infrastructures in Seamless Asia.”

The CECAR was organized by The Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC) which was first held in 1998.

During the plenary sessions, speakers talked about the future of civil engineering in the face of changing climate and globalization.  The buzzword for this event is “resiliency” and how the civil engineering profession could address the needs of humankind through innovations along climate change and disaster planning and management, coastal management, infrastructure development, and forensic engineering.

The conference opened doors of opportunities especially among us students and provided inspiration for us to do our best in our research and respective jobs in government.

Ms. Robin A. Kemper, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, talks about “Engineering the Future” during the CECAR 8 in Tokyo on 17 April 2019.

 

Ms. Robin A. Kemper, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, with Prof. Chikaraishi’s students, April, Johan and Jack.

 

 

A visit to Mumbai, India

We had an opportunity to share about the new mobility services in rural areas in Japan and the time series analysis of land use change by Shinkansen development in Japan at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

We also got to visit Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, which lies beside the prime district of Mumbai (Bombay), considered to be India’s financial capital.