PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 1153-1161.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.10.001

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Concept and Inspiration from the Plans of Restoration and Reconstruction in Foreign Countries for Areas Affected by Large-scale Natural Disasters

WANG Dai1, ZHANG Wenzhong1, YU Jianhui1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2010-10-25 Published:2010-10-25


The plan of rehabilitation and reconstruction is an important foundation for the advancement of restaration and reconstruction in disaster affected areas. It is of great significance for the promotion of the capability of disaster prevention, restoration and reconstruction and the continuous improvement of the theory and methods for restaoration and reconstruction. Through a great plenty of literatures and materials published by international organizations, this study analyzes and summarizes the developed concept and ideas as well as the implementations of restoration and reconstruction in the areas affected respectively by the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, and the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Finally, this study points out that in the process of restoration and reconstruction in China, more efforts should be made in two aspects, which are attention/reflection of publics’desire and construction of intangible environment.

Key words: the great Hanshin Earthquake, the Hurricane Katrina, the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami, the plans of restoration and reconstruction