Lessons on Reconstruction Strategies from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 4-35-3 Jindaiji-Higashimachi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan
Received:August 21, 2007Accepted:August 28, 2007Published:October 1, 2007
Keywords:the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, reconstruction strategies, reconstruction vision, housing reconstruction, city reconstruction
The 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake reduced a highly developed modern city to rubble in a matter of seconds. In comparison, it has required nearly a decade for the stricken area to recover and resume its previous structure and functions. Below, we review reconstruction during this decade and point out lessons learned, focusing on reconstruction strategies.
Cite this article as:Y. Murosaki, “Lessons on Reconstruction Strategies from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.2 No.5, pp. 330-334, 2007.Data files: