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. http://sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/HIC_HousingRightsViolationsInALandOfPlenty.pdf
Hirayama, Yosuke. Collapse and Reconstruction: Housing Recovery Policy in Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Department of Human Environment, Kobe University. 1999. http://www.portnet.ne.jp/~vivo/hirayama/kobe.html
Japan Policy Research Institute. JPRI Occasional Paper No. 2 (March 1995). http://www.jpri.org/publications/occasionalpapers/op2.html
Kattoulas, Velisarios. “2 Years after Kobe’s Quake, Lives are Still in Ruins.” New York Times, Jan 17. 1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/17/news/17iht-kobe.t.html
Kobe City, 2010. Comprehensive Strategy for Recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Hyogo Research Center for Quake Restoration. Lessons from the Great Hanshin Earthquake
Hyogo, Pheonix Plan
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. http://web-japan.org/trends00/honbun/tj990901.html
Machizukuri Keywords: http://www.gakugei-pub.jp/kobe/key_e/index.htm
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): http://www.lib.kobe-u.ac.jp/eqb/e-index.html