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Poster
PS26A-09-97

Evaluation of "environmental reconstruction" and social networks following the Great East Japan Earthquake through an online survey conducted in Iwate Prefecture

[Speaker] Maeda, Hiroe:1
[Co-author] Matsuno, Shotaro:2, Watanabe, Satoshi:3
1:Nanzan University (Japan), 2:Nagoya University (Japan), 3:Suzuka University (Japan)

We evaluated reconstruction efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake, particularly sustainable and resilient community revitalization, defined as "environmental reconstruction." In June 2015, we administered an online survey to 500 residents in Iwate Prefecture between the ages of 15 and 79 years old. First, we compared post- earthquake reconstruction between that in the east coastal region and other areas (e.g., inland region). Residents in the east coastal region expressed their dissatisfaction at the extent of reconstruction, not only regarding infrastructure and employment, but also preservation of the natural environment. Second, the result of partial correlation analysis (within a controlled area) showed relatively weak positive correlations between attachment to resident area and extent of agreement with either the level of environmental preservation or social networks in neighborhoods that focused on reconstruction. Also, partial correlations were observed between attachment to resident area and extent of satisfaction with social networks in neighborhoods.
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