Community-Based Reconstruction of Society

University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan

  • Akihiko Hokugo
  • Yuka Kaneko

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Also part of the Kobe University Social Science Research Series book sub series (BRIEFSKUSSRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

About this book


This volume presents an academic proposal, developed by a joint research group of leading scholars in the social and natural sciences from universities affected by global-scale mega disasters occurring in Asia in recent decades. These include Kobe University, which experienced the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake; Tohoku University and Iwate University, both at the center of post-disaster reconstruction following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Syiah Kuala University in Aceh, Indonesia, which was hard-hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; and Sichuan University, which took a leading role in post-disaster recovery following the 2004 Sichuan Earthquake. Presenting a comparative analysis focused on lessons learned from the recovery phase following the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the book addresses in detail the questions of what should be done to enable truly community-based town planning, and what roles should be played by universities in order to achieve those goals.


Disaster Recovery Community-based Approach Asian Disaster Studies Role of Universities in Disaster Management Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Hyogo Framework for Action

Editors and affiliations

  • Akihiko Hokugo
    • 1
  • Yuka Kaneko
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center for Urban Safety and SecurityKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of International Cooperation StudiesKobe UniversityKobeJapan

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking