Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami March 2011

Business Recovery as a Disaster Recovery Strategy Pilot in Japan

Shoutengai meeting at 8am every morning in Ishinomaki

Every morning at 8am, from Monday to Sunday, the small business owners of the commercial district near the harbor in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, get together and discuss their options, their advances, sharing hot tea, soup and noodles before going in separate ways to tend to their respective businesses. Seven days a week they do this, like they have done for the decades. Except that their business is no longer business as usual.

Kameyama beef shop 和牛の亀山

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Items Needed to Reopen: 
Display racks for nonperishable food stuff
Cashier machine
Label maker

Kameshichi かめ七

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Items Needed to Reopen: 
Removal of Broken Air Conditioning Unit
Air Conditioning Unit


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