SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City


SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City

Urban Development

Reconstruction of the Eastern Coastal Area


During the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011, gigantic tsunami waves that swept the eastern coastal area of Sendai City resulted in the loss of many lives and complete devastation of residences and farmlands, etc.

Besides from adopting tsunami risk reduction measures such as constructing coastal levees and elevated roads, regions? at high risk of experiencing tsunami damages are specified as designated disaster risk areas where construction of residential buildings is prohibited. Efforts of relocating residents to lower risk regions were also made in order to protect the safety of people living in high risk regions.

Nevertheless, in order to create new appeals and values for the relocation sites, the city is making efforts to promote utilization of relocation sites alongside citizens and private sector companies.

Inquiries Utilizing Areas Vacated by Collective Relocation Project:
Sewerage Planning Section,
Construction Bureau
Reconstruction of the Eastern Agricultural Area:
Agriculture and Forestry Civil Engineering Section,
Economic Affairs Bureau

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