Comparative study of urban recovery planning and for tsunami hazard between Sanriku Coastal Area and Hilo

Osamu Murao, Walter C. Dudley

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Abstract

Having some similarities as tsunami-prone areas, Sanriku Coastal Area, Japan, and Hilo, Hawaii, experienced several devastating tsunamis and recovered in their history. However, the post-tsunami urban recovery planning and the future strategy for tsunami management present in both Demonstrating timeline the affected tsunamis and the published planning and policies for tsunami disaster management, this paper compares the history of urban recovery planning and designing for tsunami hazard in the United States and Japan. It also examines the contents for urban safety management in recent governments' guidelines to share useful information for the future planning strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume17
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Post-tsunami urban recovery planning
  • The 1896 Sanriku Tsunami
  • The 1933 Sanriku Tsunami
  • The 1946 Aleutian Tsunami
  • The 1960 Chilean Tsunami
  • Urban safety planning for tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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