ITC 2021, the 15th year

23 August-7 October 2021, ITC2021 (Online Course)

2021 ITC Theme:
Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Learning from the Japanese Experiences

13 participants and 2 observers from Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, North Macedonia, Philippines, Portugal, Switzerland , United States of America, and Italy

Virtual Site Visits:

  • Community-based Disaster Mitigation Activities in Ponto-Cho, a Historic District Known as Hanamachi, Kyoto
  • Disaster Mitigation System in Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kyoto
  • Fire Prevention Facilities at Higashi Hongan-Ji Temple, Kyoto
  • Post-Disaster Recovery Status of Minami-Sanriku after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Tohoku

Organized by:
Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University
In collaboration with ICCROM and contributed by UNESCO, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP

Course Pictures

Opening Remarks from Chancellor of Ritsumeikan University, Prof. Yoshio Nakatani
Opening Remarks from Ms. Valerie Magar, ICCROM
Lecture on Development of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) for Cultural Heritage in Historical City in Kyoto
Lecture on Environmental Water Supply System in Kiyomizu-dera Area
Lecture on Histric Context of Living Heritage City Kyoto
Lecture on Core Principles of Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Site visit video, Ponto-cho
Site Visit Video Kiyomizu-Dera
Site Visit Video Higashihongan-Ji
Workshop on Core Principles of Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Groupwork on Disaster Risk Reducation on Disaster Risk Production Considering Urban Challenges in Historic Urban Area
Workshop on Disaster Imagination Game (DIG)
Workshop on Designing Recovery and Reconstruction Process
Lecture on Formulation of Scenarios.
Lecture on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Post Disaster Recovery Frameworks
Lecture on Geographic Information System (GIS) for Disaster Management of Historical Cities and Cultural Heritage
Lecture on Landslide Assessment
Lecture on Seismic Performance of Japanese Historical Structures
Lecture on Governmental Policies of Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Properties
Lecture on Disaster Mitigation for Cultural Heritage by Kyoto City Fire Department
Lecture on Lessons Learned from Experience of Kobe Earthquake
Lecture on Management System and Management Planning for Heritage Site
Lecture on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) System in Kyoto National Museum
Lecture on Recent Development and Emergency Response to Cultural Heritage in Crisis Situations
Lecture on Governmental policies of Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Properties
Lecture on Post Disaster and Recovery Process in Tohoku Case of Minami sanriku cho
Presentation of Good Practices of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) by former Participants
Farewell Party
Final Day
Toast! KANPAI!
Course Completion Certificate