Since January 17, 2005
The Great Hanshin Earthquake: Kobe, January 17, 1995
BEHIND THE BRILLIANT RECONSTRUCTION
The reconstruction works in and around Kobe may appear brilliantly successful. That is not entirely wrong and, yes, it does have some successful aspects. The question, however, is this: Is that all there is to it?
It is also true that many of the people affected by the disaster have been suffering and struggling behind the "successful" reconstruction.
Here are some internet websites that have posted information -- from a different angle -- about the post-disaster restoration process and the actual situation of the quake-stricken area and people.
- Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Kobe, Japan, January 17, 1995
Report as to housing rights violations / Scholarly paper regarding the housing recovery policy / Supplemental report submitted to the UN-CESCR
- The Citizen-Centered Assessment on Rehabilitation
The assessment and verification programs conducted by governmental bodies / Case of a tent village - informal evacuation shelter/ Case of Geiyo Earthquake / Review from an international point of view, etc.
- Lessons from the Great Hanshin Earthquake
Disaster risk management, housing reconstruction, rehabilitation of people, urban planning, public aid, etc.
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