Challenge of Land Use Planning After Urban Earthquakes

Challenge of Land Use Planning After Urban Earthquakes

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Discusses the city of Kobe's (Japan) recovery from the Great Hanshin Earthquake from the perspective of city planning. The earthquake a fire devastated many parts of the city, resulting in a need for coordinated planning of rebuilding. Many buildings, land use patterns, a residents loyalty to their homes a neighborhoods remained, a are the basis of post-earthquake city planning. Chapters: Kobe before the earthquake; city planning in Japan; the earthquake; the interim city; long-range planning after the earthquake; rebuilding housing; commercial rebuilding; emerging issues in recovery; a references. 22 charts a tables.... for later efforts. Amid general statements about the need to rebuild homes and economies was a recognition that older people were ... At the time of the earthquake, the city of Kobe had nearly completed the ten-year update of its Master Plan.

Title:Challenge of Land Use Planning After Urban Earthquakes
Author: Catherine Bauman
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1996-08-01

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