The lessons derived from 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and the repercussion of the myopic decision-making structures

Misato Uehara, Wanglin Yan

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Abstract

The holistic land use planning process might contribute to reduce the risk of natural disaster and mitigate climate change. This also reduces huge national budget waste for reconstruction and social care after disasters. The aim of this study was to reveal the lessons derived from 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Fukushima nuclear accident. The history of 2011 Tohoku disaster area's land use planning and actual land use change was analyzed. This found that destroyed developments by 2011 disaster have an essentially similar issue; bad repercussions of the myopic decision making structures. It suggests that holistic decision making with interactive land use planning process is important.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTsunami and Fukushima Disaster
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Reconstruction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages19-37
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319567426
ISBN (Print)9783319567402
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Uehara, M., & Yan, W. (2017). The lessons derived from 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and the repercussion of the myopic decision-making structures. In Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster: Design for Reconstruction (pp. 19-37). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56742-6_3