JDR Vol.3 No.6 pp. 422-428
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2008.p0422


Development of Planning Support System for Urban Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Takaaki Kato*, Itsuki Nakabayashi**, and Taro Ichiko**

*Deptartment of Urban Engineering, Fuculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

**Graduate School of Urban Environmental Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)
1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji City, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan

September 29, 2008
January 16, 2009
December 1, 2008
community-based disaster mitigation, urban planning support system, geographic information system (GIS), urban rehabilitation planning

The past post-disaster recovery process had many difficulties in planning. The importance of residents participatory urban planning is true of post-disaster planning and ordinary planning; however, there are difficult problems as follows: time-scale conflict between desire of affected households for swift recovery of their individual lives and enough consideration of urban planning to avoid speed-before-quality planning, unsmooth discussion and consensus building because of mutual conflict of their interest in the residents, and a shortage of professionals in the case that an earthquake disaster hits wide and high-density urbanized region. The concept of “pre-disaster planning” has been propounded as measures to deal with these serious situations after 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu Earthquake in Japan. Actual measures including “neighborhood community-training program for post-disaster recovery” of Tokyo Metropolitan have been implemented in various approaches. This study has pioneering approach in this context. We focus on planning support technologies based on a geographic information system (GIS) and establish planning support system for post-disaster community-based urban planning, which will smooth discussion and increase efficiency of planning work. An introduction of the system will result in reduction of total time needed on the planning process and supplement of professionals. Though there are some problems that we identified, they will be solved in accumulated experiences such as the training program in the near future.

Cite this article as:
Takaaki Kato, Itsuki Nakabayashi, and Taro Ichiko, “Development of Planning Support System for Urban Rehabilitation and Reconstruction,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.3, No.6, pp. 422-428, 2008.
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