Visit of Embassy brings Dutch integrated approach to Tohoku region
Embassy staff visited Sendai, Onagawa and Rikuzentakata on 7 and 8 June to have better understanding of challenges in the region.
On June 7th and 8th Sachiko Stone and Merei Wagenaar
visited Sendai, Onagawa and Rikuzentakata to learn about the current situation
in Tohoku. Especially the visits to Onagawa and Rikuzentakata contributed to a
better understanding of the challenges of the region. In both cities there was a
fruitful discussion with the (vice) Mayor and members of staff responsible for
the reconstruction process. All parties were positive to continue the dialogue
on integrating urban planning with water management, agriculture and smart
cities. On July 5 the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and
Architectural Institute of Japan will co-organize a special seminar on
“The Dutch Approach: integrated framework as a principle for
reconstruction” aiming to bring expert of different expertise together
to discuss the challenges in Tohoku and the possible approaches to solve the
current difficulties. Amongst the speakers there will be MLIT representatives on
housing and city planning, the vice- mayor of Kamaishi and the Chief Advisor on
Infrastructure to the Dutch government.
For more information: http://www.aij.or.jp/index/?se=eventlist&ac=action&button_kind=3&button_id=171 (Japanese only).