The role that the meeting place in residential area served at east Japan great earthquake disaster - In the case of Shiogama city, Miyagi

Azuma Yoshimura, Koichi Ishizaka

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The meeting place in residential area, that is not a designation place of refuge, became the information source of neighborhood inhabitants at the time of disaster, and it played a role as the place of "themeal" and a place of the information exchange through "carry-on food" "support supplies" "distribution of boiled rice" even other than a person knowing each other by sight. However, the consciousness of the meeting place user varied by the nature and age. Generally speaking, evaluation of the meeting place which was old and small was relatively low. Conversely it may be said that the functional role of meeting place at time of emergency can be improved by seismic strengthening and the management in the normal time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1121-1124
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume18
Issue number40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct

Keywords

  • Consciousness
  • Meeting place
  • Residential area
  • Role
  • Time of disaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role that the meeting place in residential area served at east Japan great earthquake disaster - In the case of Shiogama city, Miyagi'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this