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Study on Land Use Management and Residential Movement in Tsunami Affected Areas



The study focused on areas affected by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and clarified the impact of reconstruction projects on spatial transformation and residents' residential relocation, as well as residents' satisfaction with the projects. In the boundary area of architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture, we combine qualitative research, such as participatory observation with sociological and local community perspectives, and quantitative research using data obtained in the field. I would like to explore better relationships between people and nature, and propose methods that lead to sustainable urban development.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

I have practical experience in post-disaster land use and workshops with local residents. I believe that they will be able to make use of their knowledge and experience in the pre-disaster reconstruction efforts in the areas that are expected to be affected by the disaster in the future.


Graduate school of Engineering

ARAKI Shoko , Assistant Professor


Related Information

Shoko Araki, Noriko Akita, 2021, Trends in Factors of Residence Selection, Realization of Reconstruction and Satisfaction Levels of Households Living in Group Relocation Promotion Project Areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake, -Case study in Ogatsu district in Ishinomaki city, Miyagi Prefecture-, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), 86,785,pp.1925-1935.
Noriko Akita, Yasuo Ohe, Shoko Araki, Makoto Yokohari, Toru Terada, Jay Bolthouse(2020), Managing Conflicts with Local Communities over the Introduction of Renewable Energy: The Solar-Rush Experience in Japan, Land 9(9).