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Infrastructure and urban development is crucial to the sustainable development in Asia. In this lecture, resilient infrastructure development and management in Japan, which has suffered from various natural disasters, is first introduced by focusing on the impacts of recent earthquakes and flooding. Second, a case study on climate change and adaptations in Bangladesh is presented. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters (especially flooding and sea-level rise). Here, households and tourists are targeted and their adaptation behaviors are investigated based on Prof. Zhang’s own research. Third, transport development in Asia is extensively described by looking at the connectivity at various levels (inter-nation, inter-region/city, intra-city, and cross-sector). Fourth, cross-border regional development in South-east Asia is illustrated based on Prof. Zhang’s various field surveys. Finally, future challenges in infrastructure and urban development will be discussed together with students.
About the Speaker
Prof. Junyi Zhang’s major research fields include urban and regional planning, transportation planning and engineering, environmental and energy policy, tourism policy, sustainable development policy, and human behavior research. He has conducted research from an interdisciplinary perspective in the context of both developed and developing countries. His research emphasizes life-oriented and systematic approaches. He especially prefers collaborating with researchers from different disciplines, such as economics, health science, environmental science, ecosystem, architecture, urban planning, transportation planning, human geography, tourism, culture, education, sociology, and psychology. As of September 2020, he published 440+ refereed academic papers (mostly in English; SCI/SSCI papers: 90+). His recent books include “Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective, Elsevier (2019)”, “Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia (2018)”, and “Life-oriented Behavioral Research for Urban Policy, Springer (2017)”. He has been serving as a reviewer for 50+ SCI/SSCI-indexed journals. He was a board member of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR). He’s now the co-chair of WCTRS COVID-19 Task Force (since April 2020).
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