IGU2013: Spatial Methodologies for the Analysis of Vulnerability in Urban Areas ー A Case Study for Terrorism in Tokyo, Japan

On August 8, 2013, I gave another presentation at this year’s IGU Regional Conference in Kyoto. There, I spoke about my ongoing research about the use of spatial methodologies in the analysis of vulnerability in highly urbanized areas. The slide deck below also contains a case study about terrorism vulnerability in Tokyo, Japan.

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Upcoming Event: 2013 Regional Conference of the IGU

From August 4th to 9th 2013 the International Geographic Union (IGU) will hold their 2013 Regional Conference at the International Conference Center in Kyoto. There, at the birthplace of the famous Kyoto Protocol, geographers from all over the world (theoretically – personally I expect a majority of fellows from Asia, hence the “Regional” in the conference name) will gather to discuss, exchange and network for 6 days. The theme of the conference is “Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for the Earth’s Future”, and what country could be better suited for this dialog between old and new than Japan, where this opposition can be observed everywhere and all the time.

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AAG 2013: Spatial Methodologies for the Analysis of Vulnerability in Urban Areas

This is the slide set for my presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AAG in Los Angeles on April 9th, titled “Spatial Methodologies for the Analysis of Vulnerability in Urban Areas”. It has been butchered quite a bit by SlideShare and is probably a bit abstract without my spoken comments, so I will upload a brushed up written version here, soon.

Wrap-up: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

From February 24th to 28th the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) was held in New York City, NY. Due to the large number of participants (~8,600) and sessions offered (~3,500) the conference was held in both the Hilton New York and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The conference ended more than one month ago, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to write down my comments about it earlier.

I have been trying to attend as many sessions as possible, and after detailed preparation have been able to attend a session in every time slot offered, except during the two field trips I participated in. Furthermore, I presented my own research in one session.

This is a summary of the sessions I attended and the most interesting papers and topics covered there. (The numbers in brackets refer to the session IDs in the conference program.)

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Restating My Graduation Thesis

I have been invited to present my graduation thesis at a Japanese geography and GIS conference called 2011年度 空間情報科学研究センター シンポジウム – CSIS Days 2011 in November. CSIS is the Center for Spatial Information Science (jap. 空間情報科学研究センター) at Tokyo University (jap. 東京大学). Tokyo University is considered to be the No. 1 university in Japan, also CSIS is regarded the top-notch institution for geospatial analysis in Japan, so apparently I’m quite thrilled by the fact that they showed interest in my work.

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