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Fury and Fragility: A Sustainable Rebuilding Plan for the Town of Ishinomaki, Japan After the Tsunami

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by Nadia Kasko last modified Oct 23, 2012

In Northern Japan, where the rugged coast meets pristine beaches, the town of Ishinomaki has long enjoyed the beauty and bounty of the surrounding sea. But benefit rarely comes without hazard and Ishinomaki was severely damaged by the 2011 tsunami. The foundation of the town’s rebuilding process will need to balance four primary goals: tsunami-resistance, [...]




 

 

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In Northern Japan, where the rugged coast meets pristine beaches, the town of Ishinomaki has long enjoyed the beauty and bounty of the surrounding sea. But benefit rarely comes without hazard and Ishinomaki was severely damaged by the 2011 tsunami. The foundation of the town’s rebuilding process will need to balance four primary goals: tsunami-resistance, sustainability, economic revitalization and social community. Fury and Fragility is a proposal for a tsunami-resistant regenerative design that will help rebuild this community while ensuring its sustainability.

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