green streets
Follow
Find tag "disaster"
29.4K views | +1 today
green streets
thoughts, ideas + dialogues on urban revitalization, smart growth + neighborhood development
Curated by Lauren Moss
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Rebalancing Development + Community Building Projects: Reconstructing Post-disaster Japan

Rebalancing Development + Community Building Projects: Reconstructing Post-disaster Japan | green streets | Scoop.it

Nearly two years have passed since "3.11", Japan's worst disaster since the Pacific War. Now, twenty months later, we can start to see the kind of future that Japan has entered, and the values and visions that are animating its architects, designers, and artists in this period of reconstruction and renewal.

At the heart of the reconstruction challenge that Japan faces is the question of the relation between the centre and the periphery, or to put it in starker terms, between the strong and the weak. This relation is expressed in many ways – between global forces or state authority and local people; between the metropolis and the countryside; between the victims and the spared. The earnestness with which metropolitan architects have engaged local communities only underscores this asymmetry. Beyond the immediate response to disaster, what many in Japan are seeking is the rebalancing of a long legacy of uneven development.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Sustainable City-Saving Shelters

Sustainable City-Saving Shelters | green streets | Scoop.it

This architectural design- Cha Eunjin ‘Neo Noah’s Arkshelter’ concept-if implemented, will make Cha Eunjin a hero among heroes for his building is what a modern day version of Noah’s Ark would look like.

It is an entirely sustainable structure that can keep a full city alive and well while the outer world is in ruins. Aside from alleged 2012 disasters, structures such as these will always be in demand for the threats of natural disasters can be unpredictable and damaging...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

OMA and BIG present rebuilding projects for Sandy-affected communities

OMA and BIG present rebuilding projects for Sandy-affected communities | green streets | Scoop.it

OMA, BIG and WXY have unveiled proposals to revitalise parts of America devastated by Hurricane Sandy and help protect them against future emergencies.

The Rebuild by Design competition asked ten teams of architects, landscape architects, engineers and urban designers to develop proposals for different sections of America's east coast, which was struck by the hurricane in October 2012.

The competition was initiated last year by US housing and urban development secretary Shaun Donovan. The winning projects will be announced later this year and will be implemented with funding from community grants.

View more concepts at the link.

more...
Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, April 5, 4:02 AM

After the disaster, an opportuniyt to evolve toward a more resilient city