Earthquake Resistant Residential Neighborhood in China: Examination of vulnerability in outdoor spaces

Authors

  • Xue Ma Department of Build Environment, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Ryuzo Ohno Department of Build Environment, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.259

Abstract

China is a seismic active country. We suffered a large number of fatalities by earthquake damage. A great deal of requirements on disaster mitigation has been putting forward and which is becoming a hot topic in the society. This paper focuses on the safety situation of residential environment in Chinese cities, tries to examine the vulnerabilities for earthquake disaster mitigation. We chose the city of Tianjin as target area applying for the detail analysis. An evaluation was interpreted into suggestions and advices on planning and management.

Keywords: Vulnerability, Earthquake disaster mitigation, Residential area

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Published

2018-03-15

How to Cite

Ma, X., & Ohno, R. (2018). Earthquake Resistant Residential Neighborhood in China: Examination of vulnerability in outdoor spaces. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(7), 59-69. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i7.259

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