Proceedings from Tokyo 2019: Achieving Convergence during Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in the World’s Largest Urban Areas. Proceedings of the 'Current and Future Operations in Megacities' Conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 16-18, 2019

Russell Glenn, Collin Christopher, Caleb Dexter, David Norton, Robert Nussbaumer

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    Five partners recognized the importance of better understanding the challenges of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR) operations in the world’s largest and most influential urban areas. U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the Australian Army, and U.S. Army Japan (USARJ) worked with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) in planning and conducting the “Current and Future Operations in Megacities” at the last organization’s Ichigaya headquarters in Tokyo. Speakers and audience spanned organizations representing a comprehensive approach to contingencies, i.e., military, government civilian, nongovernmental, intergovernmental, industry, and others with talents and capabilities relevant to HADR undertakings in urban environments. This document summarizes speaker presentations, presents audience insights, and provides select additional material regarding these endeavors. Latter chapters include pertinent observations and related recommendations. These proceedings, a standalone executive summary of same, the conference briefing slides, and audiovisual recordings of presentations and panel sessions are accessible at Those materials will be of interest to individuals with professional, academic, or personal interest in urban operations, HADR, and improving the effectiveness of cooperative ventures during and in the aftermath of disasters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event'Current and Future Operations in Megacities' Conference, Tokyo Japan - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 1 Jan 2019 → …


    Conference'Current and Future Operations in Megacities' Conference, Tokyo Japan
    Period1/01/19 → …

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