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Author: Catherine Bauman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: observations, hanshin, earthquake, earthquakes, urban, land, planning, challenge
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 1996-08
ISBN-10: 0788183788
ISBN-13: 9780788183782

Discusses the city of Kobe's (Japan) recovery from the Great Hanshin Earthquake from the perspective of city planning. The earthquake & fire devastated many parts of the city, resulting in a need for coordinated planning of rebuilding. Many buildings, land use patterns, & residents loyalty to their homes & neighborhoods remained, & are the basis of post-earthquake city planning. Chapters: Kobe before the earthquake; city planning in Japan; the earthquake; the interim city; long-range planning after the earthquake; rebuilding housing; commercial rebuilding; emerging issues in recovery; & refere

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: earthquake, awaji, hanshin, disasters, pictures
Number of Pages: 136
Published: 2008-03
ISBN-10: 1428988084
ISBN-13: 9781428988088

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which struck Northern Awaji Island, Japan, on Jan. 17, 1995, registered an intensity of 6 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in Kobe & Sumoto, & was felt widely in Japan from Tohoku to Kyushu regions. The first earthquake in Japan to be focused on a highly concentrated urban area, it killed 5,502 & injured 41,527. Also seriously damaged were the transportation network required for emergency & reconstruction activities; the port facilities; & water, communications, & power supply lifelines. This report records the earthquake through color photographs to publi
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