JDR Vol.10 No.5 pp. 857-873
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0857


Proposal and Practice of Comprehensive Disaster Mitigation Depending on Communities in Preservation Districts for Traditional Buildings

Hajime Yokouchi

National Institute of Technology, Oyama College
771 Nakakuki, Oyama-city, Tochigi, Japan

May 31, 2015
August 1, 2015
October 1, 2015
comprehensive disaster mitigation, historical urban area, traditional culture, social capital, regional disaster mitigation

We present a methodology for systematizing and implementing comprehensive disaster mitigation based on having communities target the preservation districts of traditional buildings. After discussing the background for this study, we introduce comprehensive disaster mitigation based on communities based on lessons learned from the relationship of stakeholders and earthquake damage sustained by Sakuragawa city’s Makabe traditional building district, in the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. We then demonstrate the effectiveness of using social networks connected to community tradition and culture as their core, i.e., as a way for implementing our proposed practical comprehensive disaster mitigation in Tochigi city’s Kauemon-cho traditional building district.

Cite this article as:
Hajime Yokouchi, “Proposal and Practice of Comprehensive Disaster Mitigation Depending on Communities in Preservation Districts for Traditional Buildings,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.10, No.5, pp. 857-873, 2015.
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