Author

Mami Itamochi

Date of Award

2004

Degree Name

Geography

College

Graduate College

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

DR Sarah Brinegar: Committee Chairperson

Second Advisor

MR Larry G. Jarrett

Third Advisor

DR James Malcolm Leonard

Abstract

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.

Subject

Earthquake hazard analysis.

Subject

Hanshin Region (Japan) -- Earthquakes

Subject

Kobe (Japan) -- Earthquakes

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