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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Urban planning and reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Urban planning and reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake

(p.55) Chapter A1c Urban planning and reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters

Michio Ubaura

Policy Press

This chapter illustrates the contents of urban planning and reconstruction activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011. First, a paradigm shift in Japanese urban planning against the backdrop of demographic change is explained as premises for the reconstruction activities after the GEJE. Then, the reconstruction land use plan in general is introduced with the concrete examples of Ishinomaki city, Onagawa town and Ofunato city. Based on this information, the author describes some points of concern in the planning process of land use plans as well as its reality. Finally, he also shows the actual situation of urban formation and points out some problems of it.

Keywords:   The Great East Japan Earthquake, reconstruction, land use plans, urban formation, urban planning

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