Towards safer skyscrapers in major cities for sustainable social and economic activities Updated in October 2021

To assure continuity of social and economic activities, safety of buildings is a top priority for an earthquake-prone nation like Japan. Professor Kishiki Shoichi at the Institute of Innovative Research (IIR), Tokyo Institute of Technology specializes on the safety of the skyscrapers in the metropolitan area, where major functions of the city are concentrated. He aspires to build a system where people can feel secure even during times of disaster.

This article has been translated by Science Japan.