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JDR Vol.11 No.6 pp. 1244-1251
(2016)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p1244

Paper:

Financial Feasibility of Neighborhood-Level Relocation from Landslide Danger Zone

Noriyasu Kachi and Kenichi Tsukahara

Disaster Risk Reduction Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nischi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

Corresponding author,

Received:
June 7, 2016
Accepted:
November 17, 2016
Published:
December 1, 2016
Keywords:
landslide danger zone, relocation for disaster adaptation, neighborhood-level relocation, financial feasibility, Kyushu region
Abstract

Numerous landslides due to torrential rain have frequently occurred in the urban fringe of many cities in recent years. To protect residents from a landslide, there is a need that those living in landslide danger zones migrate to safer areas. In this study, we examined the financial feasibility of a scheme that enables residents in landslide danger zones to migrate to safe residential areas. The case study of the Kyushu region indicated that relocation for disaster adaptation is financially feasible for 20% of landslide danger zones in the region.

Cite this article as:
N. Kachi and K. Tsukahara, “Financial Feasibility of Neighborhood-Level Relocation from Landslide Danger Zone,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11, No.6, pp. 1244-1251, 2016.
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