Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (Kobe)

English Resources about the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Recovery:

Bauman, Catherine. 1998. The Challenge of Land Use Planning After Urban Earthquakes: Observations from the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. Oakland, Calif.: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

Cityriskpedia. Kobe City Restoration Plan. link.

Edgington, David W. 2010. Reconstructing Kobe: The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity. University of British Columbia Press.

Habitat International Coalition. Still Waiting: Housing Rights Violations in a Land of Plenty. 1996.

Hirayama, Yosuke. Collapse and Reconstruction: Housing Recovery Policy in Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Department of Human Environment, Kobe University. 1999.

Japan Policy Research Institute. JPRI Occasional Paper No. 2 (March 1995).

Kattoulas, Velisarios. “2 Years after Kobe’s Quake, Lives are Still in Ruins.” New York Times, Jan 17. 1997.

Kobe City, 2010. Comprehensive Strategy for Recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Click to access English.pdf

Hyogo Research Center for Quake Restoration. Lessons from the Great Hanshin Earthquake

Hyogo, Pheonix Plan
mapping project

Hyogo 1.17 Day of Safety website English page:
(includes messages on 10 year anniversary, disaster situation, recovery plans and progress)

JICA: Disaster Reduction Learning Center.”Lessons from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.”
download from JICA DRLC (also other resources for disaster prevention): link.

JIN. Life after Kobe: Temporary Housing to Be Reused in Kosovo. September 1, 1999.

Machizukuri Keywords:

Olshansky, et all. Opportunity From Chaos:

additional bibliography about earthquakes with a focus on japan from the Natural Hazards Center at U Boulder:

Kobe U Library Earthquake Disaster Materials Collection (EDMC):


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