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Reconstructing Kobe : the geography of crisis and opportunity

Reconstructing Kobe : the geography of crisis and opportunity

Author: David W Edgington
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the decade-long challenge to reconstruct Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Edgington
ISBN: 9780774817561 0774817569 9780774817578 0774817577 9780774817585 0774817585 9780774859417 0774859415
OCLC Number: 730286884
Description: 301 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface1 Introduction2 Earthquakes and Urban Reconstruction2.1 The Problem of Post-Disaster Reconstruction2.2 Japanese Planning and Administrative Practice3 Kobe and the Hanshin Earthquake3.1 Kobe up to the Time of the Earthquake3.2 The Geography of Crisis4 The Planning and Reconstruction Response4.1 Actions Taken by the National Government4.2 Actions Taken by Local Government5 Protest, Participation, and the Phoenix Plan5.1 The Citizens' Protest5.2 The City's Response and the Commencement of "Machizukuri" Planning5.3 The Phoenix Reconstruction Plan5.4 Review by the National Government6 Neighbourhood Case Studies6.1 Shin-Nagata in Western Kobe6.2 Moriminami in Eastern Kobe7 Symbolic Projects and the Local Economy7.1 Funding for the Symbolic Projects7.2 Kobe's Economy and the Plight of Small Firms7.3 The Chemical Shoes Industry7.4 Attracting New Industries and Firms7.5 The Kobe Airport and the City's Debt8 Conclusion8.1 Was the Ten-Year Reconstruction Plan Successful?8.2 What Were the Major Influences on Kobe's Reconstruction?8.3 The Geographies of Crisis and Opportunity8.4 Lessons for Japanese Cities8.5 Are There Lessons for Other Cities?NotesReferencesIndex
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Edgington presents a richly descriptive account, based on meticulous data collection, of the urban planning and urban management aspects of Kobe's long-term recovery from the Hanshin earthquake. The Read more...

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