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Reconstructing Kobe: The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity [Hardcover]

David W. Edgington

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March 15 2010

The Hanshin Earthquake was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster’s immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, David Edgington records the first ten years of reconstruction and recovery and asks whether planners successfully exploited opportunities to make a more sustainable and disaster-proof city. This book is an intricate investigation of one of the largest redevelopment projects in recent memory.


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An absorbing study of how Japanese policy-makers confronted challenges and exploited opportunities to rebuild a city in the aftermath of the world’s first major postwar disaster.

About the Author

David W. Edgington is a former director of the Centre for Japanese Research and an associate professor of geography at the University of British Columbia.

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and writen book. Nov. 22 2011
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Very informative and well researched book on the challanges faced in Japan after the Kobe Earthquake - provides an interesting background to view the current reconstruction work and development in Tohoku
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