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Visiting Scholar, Political Science

Kanako Iuchi researches post-disaster planning approaches and processes to achieve resiliency. Current research themes cover recovery governance, community relocation, and spatial re-development. For the past five years, her research has primarily centered on coastal areas of disaster affected regions in Asia, including Aceh, Yogyakarta and Central Sulawesi, Indonesia (2004 tsunami, 2010 eruption, 2018 earthquake); Tohoku, Japan (2011 tsunami); Leyte, the Philippines (2013 typhoon); and Kathmandu, Nepal (2015 earthquake). She also explores New York, US (2012 hurricane) and Christchurch, NZ (2010 and 2011 earthquakes) to highlight differences in planning approaches among global North and South.

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