Challenges for Safe and Secure Community Development in Traditional Architectures Preservation Districts – A Case Study on Tochigi District
Saori Kawazoe*1, Saikaku Toyokawa*2, Fumiko Imai*3, and Masaki Urano*4
*1Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
1-24-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
*2Department of Architecture, Oyama National Institute of Technology
771 Nakakuki, Oyama City, Tochigi, Japan
*3Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Tsukuba University
1-1-1 Tenodai, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan
*4Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences
1-24-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
This paper describes the process in which the network for those who are engaged with individual fields has been rebuilt and the local community reorganized by adding a new group of persons to the existing one through sharing the common prospective to designate the Traditional Architecture Preservation District, in another word to inherit the local culture. We have conducted action research in the field of Traditional Architectures Preservation District in Tochigi City. This research points out that the social vulnerability of the community could be addressed by raising the consciousness on “protection of community with the help of all,” and by reorganizing the community, which would lead to comprehensive disaster prevention.
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