A study on living environment of evacuees after the great east Japan Earthquake - A case study in Miyagi prefecture

Noriko Ishikawa, Takaya Kojima

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    This study surveyed evacuees from Miyagi, Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake to elucidate their living environments and intentions. Comparing living environments among various types of temporary housing, their levels of satisfaction differed. Over half of the residents of prefab housing were the elderly and economically vulnerable people, who were highly dissatisfied with their living situations. Among them were households living apart from their families due to space limitations. However, homeowners who wished to rebuild their damaged houses tended to be younger and have higher annual incomes than those who preferred to keep living in public housing for evacuees.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-170
    Number of pages6
    JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
    Issue number53
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1



    • Housing relocation intentions
    • Living environment
    • Temporary housing
    • The Great East Japan Earthquake
    • The minimum living space standard

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Building and Construction

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