Iuchi, Kanako

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Iuchi, Kanako
Tohoku University
International Research Institute of Disaster Science Human and Social Response Research Division International Disaster Resilience
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD in Regional Planning(University of Illinois), Master of Regional Planning(Cornell University)

Research Areas



Aug 2006
Dec 2010
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Aug 2004
May 2006
Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University,
Sep 1990
Aug 1994
College of Policy Planning and Sciences, School of Science and Engineering,, University of Tsukuba,

Awards & Honors

Feb 2018
Rhetoric of recovering resilient: Unveiling how building back safer transforms into development for prosperity (A case of post-Yolanda rebuilding), Case Study Award, Association of Collegiate School of Planning/ the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China, EAP VPU Team Awards,, The World Bank.
Winner: EAP VPU team
May 2011
Outstanding Doctorate Student Award, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois.
Dissertation Fellowships in Hazards, Risk, and Disasters, National PERISHIP awards, National Science Foundation, the Public Entity Risk Institute and the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center.

Published Papers

Designing coastal resilience in response to disasters: Approaches in Tohoku, New York, and Leyte regions
Iuchi, Kanako. and Mutter, John.
Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation   18(5) 6-19   Sep 2018   [Invited]
Barriers towards hotel disaster preparedness: Case studies of post 2011 Tsunami, Japan
Nguyen, David, Imamura, Fumihiko, and Iuchi, Kanako
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction   28 585-594   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
An analysis on relationship between flood depth and decline in residential property prices after Hurricane Sandy
Ryo Inoue, Hayato Otsu, Kanako Iuchi
Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B1 (Hydraulic Engineering) [Annual Journal of Hydraulic Engineering]   74(4 [62]) I_1315-I_1320   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
An interdisciplinary approach to urban reconstruction after the 2011 tsunami
Hooimeijer, F., Bricker, J., & Iuchi, K.
TU Delft Delta Links      Feb 2018
Public-private collaboration for disaster risk management: A case study of hotels in Matsushima, Japan
Nguyen, D., Imamura, F., and Iuchi, K.
Tourism Management   61 129-140   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Disaster Management in Coastal Tourism Destinations: The Case for Transactive Planning and Social Learning
Nguyen, D., Imamura, F., and Iuchi, K
International review for spatial planning and sustainable development   4(2) 3-17   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Roles of People, Community and Planning in Recovery After Mega-Disasters: A Symposium Synopsis
Iuchi, K. and Maly, E.
Journal of Disaster Research   11(3) 170-174   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Overview of Super Typhoon Haiyan and characteristics of human damage due to its storm surge in the coastal region, Philippines
Kure, S., Jibiki, Y., Iuchi, K., and Udo, K.
Journal of Coastal Research   75 1152-1156   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Community-based Housing Reconstruction and Relocation: REKOMPAK program after the 2010 Eruption of Mt. Merapi, Indonesia
Maly, E., Iuchi, K. and Nareswari, A.
Institute of Social Safety Science Journal   27 205-214   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Community-driven post-disaster rebuilding policy and its relocation patterns: A case study of resettlement after the volcanic eruption of Mt. Merapi in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Iuchi, K., Matsumaru, R., and Maly, E.
Journal of City Planning Institute of Japan   50(3) 431-437   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Planning resettlement after disasters
Iuchi, Kanako
Journal of the American Planning Association   80(4) 413-425   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Kanako Iuchi, Laurie A. Johnson, and Robert B. Olshansky
Earthquake Spectra   29(S1) 479-499   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Iuchi, Kanako
Public Administration Review   72(3) 428-429   May 2012   [Invited]
Reducing vulnerabilities through resettlement planning in disaster-affected communities: Relocation or Repopulation?
Iuchi, Kanako
Studies of the University: Research, Counsel, Education (SOURCE) – Publication Series of the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)   13 81-89   Apr 2010   [Invited]
Iuchi, Kanako
The Public Policy Journal of Cornell Institute for Public Affairs   13(2) 69-91   2010   [Refereed]
Disaster Recovery: Explaining Relationships among Actions, Decisions, Plans, Organizations, and People
Olshansky, Robert, Hopkins, Lewis, Chandrasekhar, Divya and Iuchi, Kanako
Proceedings of 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Engineering Research and Innovation Conference      2009
Iuchi, Kanako and Esnard, Ann-Margaret
Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management   17(4) 454-469   2008   [Refereed]
Evaluation of Seismic Damages and Vulnerabilities of Metropolitan Manila
Solidum, R.U. Jr, Bautista, B.B., Santiago, R. J., Segawa, S., Koike, Y., Ikenishi, N., and Iuchi, K.
Proceedings of Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2004      Mar 2004   [Refereed]

Books etc

Revisiting Tohoku’s five-year recovery: Community rebuilding policies, programs and implementation
Iuchi, K., & Olshansky, R. (Part:Joint Work, In V. Santiago-Fandino, S. Sato, N. Maki & K. Iuchi (Eds.), The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and restoration insights and assessment after 5 years, Chapter 6)
Springer   2018   
The 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami: Reconstruction and restoration insights and assessment after 5 years
Santiago-Fandino, V., Sato, S., Maki, N., & Iuchi, K (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   2018   
Developing an evaluation framework of national level interim reconstruction agencies after mega-disasters: an initial attempt on evaluation by referring to international case
Jibiki, Y., Iuchi, K. (Part:Contributor, In Records of ‘restoration’ of the Victims’ Refugee Lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake, Chapter 10)
Rokka   Mar 2017   
Residential Relocation Processes in Coastal Areas: Tacloban City after Typhoon Yolanda
Iuchi, K. and E. Maly (Part:Joint Work, Sapat, A. and Esnard, A-M. (Eds.). Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery, Chapter 14)
Routledge: CRC Press   Dec 2016   
Change-proof cities and regions – an integrated concept for tackling key challenges for spatial development
Grieving, S., Iuchi, K., Tešliar, J., & Ubaura, M. (Part:Joint Work, In Greiving, S., Ubaura, M., and Tesliar, J. (eds.) Spatial Planning and Resilience following Disasters: International and comparative perspectives, Conclusion)
Policy Press   2016   
Planning systems for risk reduction and issues in pre-disaster implementation
Iuchi, K.
Policy Press   2016   
Disaster risk management and its relationship to land use geographies vulnerable to water-related disasters: An analysis of the Japanese legislative system
Iuchi, K.
Policy Press   2016   
Three years after a mega-disaster: Recovery policies, programs and implementation after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Iuchi, K., Maly, E., and Johnson, L.
Springer   2015   
Hiroaki Suzuki, Robert Cervero, Kanako Iuchi (Part:Joint Work)
The World Bank   Jan 2013   ISBN:978-0-8213-9745-9
Eco-cities and low-carbon cities: The China context and global perspectives in sustainable low-carbon city development, in Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China
Baeumler, A., Chen, M., Iuchi, K. and Suzuki, H. (Part:Contributor, In Baeumler, A., Ijjasz-Vasquez, and E., Mehndiratta, S (eds). Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China, Chapter 2)
The World Bank   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

Altering “one-size-fits-all” recovery planning in the third year after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association   1 Nov 2013   
Initial Regional Assessment of Local Recovery Planning in the Tohoku Region after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Maly, Elizabeth
International Research Committee on Disasters Researchers Meeting (IRCD)   16 Jul 2013   
Recovery Best Practices
Natural Hazards Center 2012 Annual Workshop   14 Jul 2012   
Promoting compact urban design for cities in developing countries: Issues and opportunities for sustainable development
Suzuki, Hiroaki
Montreal Eco City World Summit   22 Aug 2011   
How do Organizations Use Plans in Multi-Scale, Spatially Integrated Environments?
Hopkins, Lewis, Olshansky, Robert, Chandrasekhar Divya
Association of Collegiate School of Planning (ACSP)   7 Oct 2010   

Social Contribution

[Others]  8 Aug 2013