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Reconstructing Kobe : the geography of crisis and opportunity

Author: David W Edgington
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2010.
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Six thousand people died and hundreds of thousands lost their homes when the Great Hanshin Earthquake hit Kobe in January 1995. It was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster's immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Edgington
ISBN: 9780774817561 0774817569 9780774817578 0774817577
OCLC Number: 496483789
Language Note: Title and text in English ; with some text in Japanese.
Description: xxii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Earthquakes and urban reconstruction --
Kobe and the Hanshin earthquake --
The planning and reconstruction response --
Protest, participation, and the Phoenix Plan --
Neighbourhood case studies --
Symbolic projects and the local economy --
Conclusion --
Appendices. Chronology of the ten-year reconstruction period in Kobe (1995-2005) ; National government relief and recovery measures ; Major reconstruction actions taken by local government in 1995.
Responsibility: David W. Edgington.

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