Sustainable earthquake-resistant skyscraper crowned world’s best high-rise
Following an international architecture competition hosted by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), LBR&A Architectos’ Torre Reforma has been declared the winner of the International Highrise Award. Chosen from over 1,000 towers built in the past two years, the Mexico City office building was hailed for its innovative earthquake-resistant design….
Cooperation and information sharing key in disaster response, speakers tell Hiroshima workshop
Given Japan’s vulnerability to natural disasters, and with accelerating climate change widely predicted to increase severe weather patterns, increased cooperation and information sharing is more important than ever to meet the needs of victims.
That was the message delivered Monday in Hiroshima during a workshop on how to deal with meteorological disasters, attended by participants from the private sector and civil society. The workshop was part of the two-day 2018 World Business Conference for World Peace in Hiroshima, a two-day meet that kicked off Monday and is being supported by The Japan Times.
Among the participants is Jacques Attali, a renowned French economic and social theorist, who provided a keynote speech…