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Community-Based Reconstruction of Society: University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan

Hokugo, Akihiko
Kaneko, Yuka

978 981 10 5462 4
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Publication date:
18 January 2018

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Tohoku University and Iwate University, both at the center of post-disaster reconstruction following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami;

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This volume presents an academic proposal, developed by a joint research group of leading scholars in the social and natural sciences from universities affected by global-scale mega disasters occurring in Asia in recent decades. These include Kobe University, which experienced the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake; Tohoku University and Iwate University, both at the center of post-disaster reconstruction following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Syiah Kuala University in Aceh, Indonesia, which was hard-hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; and Sichuan University, which took a leading role in post-disaster recovery following the 2004 Sichuan Earthquake. Presenting a comparative analysis focused on lessons learned from the recovery phase following the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the book addresses in detail the questions of what should be done to enable truly community-based town planning, and what roles should be played by universities in order to achieve those goals.

Table of contents: 

Preface Part-1 1. Challenges in Residents-Centered Reconstruction Process from a Major Disaster: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake (Michio Ubaura, Tohoku University) 2. Reconstruction of Communities: Lessons from Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and East Japan Earthquake (Yuka Kaneko, Kobe University) 3. Evaluation of Six Years of Reconstruction Since the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (Linsheng Gu, Sichuan University - Hong Kong Polytechnic University Mingming Xiang, Yi Li, Southwest University of Science and Technology) 4. The Recovery Phase in Post-Earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand (Elizabeth Toomey, University of Canterbury) Part-2 5. The Role of Universities in the Reconstruction of Disaster-stricken Areas: Connecting the Local Needs with Seeds (Katsumi Matsuoka, Iwate University) 6. The Role of Universities in Passing on Memories of Major Disasters, and Research Activities: Reflections Twenty Years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Four Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake (Hiroshi Okumura, Kobe University) 7 Role of Universities in Disaster Management and Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami: Perspective from Aceh, Indonesia (Samsul Rizal, Rector of Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia) 8. Community-Based Reconstruction of Society and University Involvement: a Coventry University Model (Yung-Fang Chen, Coventry University) Part-3 9. Community-Building Survey of Safety and Living for a Lively Future: Results from Taro, Kuwagsaki, and Unosumai Districts (Yuka Kaneko, Kobe University) 10. Community-Building Survey of Safety and Living for a Lively Future : Results from the Hashikami district of Kesennuma city (Yuko Araki, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution)


Professor Akihiko Hokugo:Research Center for Urban Safety and Security,Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University JapanGraduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, JapanHe has been conducting research activities on Fire Safety for Urban & Build Environment and Disaster Management.Professor Yuka Kaneko:Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Research Center for Urban Safety and Security,Kobe University Japan She studies comparativelaw and governance issues in Asian region. Recent publication includes Kaneko, Y., Katsumi, & Toyoda T., eds. Asian Law in Disasters, Routledge, 2016




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