About ARL Research

Urban Riverfront Safety & QOL Research Unit


  • Basins in city areas
  • City type flood disaster
  • Attractive waterfront space use
  • Synergetic effects

Synergetic effects of “preparations for city-type flood disaster” and “attractive waterfront space use” for river basins in urban areas

This research aims at solving the problems of river basins in urban areas toward the realization of "Sustainable Development Goals* (SDGs)." Our SDG research focus is on "Goal 11," which is to "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable." In particular, we concentrate on SDG Goals 11.b and 11.7. Goal 11.b states, “By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels”*. Goal 11.7 states, “By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities”*. Hence, our research objective is to find synergetic effects related to “preparations for city type flood disaster (based on 11.b)” and “attractive waterfront space use (based on 11.7)” for river basins in urban areas.
*United Nations, General Assembly, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2015.

Research Staff

  • Associate Professor, City planning


    Yukari Niwa

    Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment

  • Associate Professor, Environmental dynamic analysis


    Shigehiro Yokota

    Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment

Research themes

Researchers from different fields of expertise exchange various research results and work together on a single task.