Date of Award
College of Science
Type of Degree
DR Sarah Brinegar: Committee Chairperson
MR Larry G. Jarrett
DR James Malcolm Leonard
This thesis discusses the city of Kobe’s recovery from the Great Hanshin Earthquake from the perspective of city planning. The earthquake and fire devastated many established parts of the city, impacting housing, businesses, and community institutions, resulting in a need for coordinated planning of of rebuilding. The purpose of this research is to investigate effective planning techniques for seismic risk, using Kobe, Japan as a case study. My research examines a neighborhood where a new plan was developed after the earthquake. It also describes how Kobe is dealing with the massive loss of housing and town resources. After this devastating earthquake, people in Kobe tried to have new urban districts which have wider roads, more open spaces, and fire proof buildings.
Earthquake hazard analysis.
Earthquakes-- Japan -- Hanshin Region.
Earthquakes -- Japan -- Kōbe-shi.
Itamochi, Mami, "Effective Planning for Seismic Risk: Case of Kobe, Japan" (2004). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1373.