Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster: Design for Reconstruction

  • Rob Roggema
  • Wanglin Yan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rob Roggema, Wanglin Yan
    Pages 1-5
  3. Wanglin Yan, Rob Roggema
    Pages 7-18
  4. Rob Roggema, Wanglin Yan
    Pages 47-61
  5. Rob Roggema, Luke Middleton, Wanglin Yan
    Pages 63-94
  6. Wanglin Yan, Rob Roggema, Luke Middleton
    Pages 95-111
  7. Rob Roggema, Luke Middleton, Wanglin Yan
    Pages 113-147
  8. Rob Roggema, Luke Middleton, Wanglin Yan
    Pages 149-185
  9. Wanglin Yan, Rob Roggema
    Pages 187-196

About this book


This book consists of two parts. The fist part describes the context in which the Prefectures of Minamisoma and Kesennuma need to operate and what the meaning is of the multiple disasters that occurred in the area. The second part illuminates the design process and content of the Minamisoma and Kesennuma designs. Thirdly, the chapters are alternated with reflections on the design and analyses of the disaster on specific themes: energy, demographics and economic factors, environment, water and ecology. The book ends with observations and transcripts of participants in the process, highlighting the benefits of the approach, the appraisal of the process, the appreciation of the design and the parts that could be improved. This final element will lead to recommendation how to implement these kinds of approaches in the area itself and how to spread out over the Tohuku region (the tsunami hit region) and other regions in Japan and Worldwide. 


tsunami Fukushima design, landscape sustainable, regional design urban design adaptation, disaster

Editors and affiliations

  • Rob Roggema
    • 1
  • Wanglin Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.VHL WageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty Environ. Information StudiesKeio UniversityFujisawa-shiJapan

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