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Urgent proposals for municipal governments: “The Seven Pillars of Regeneration”
— The need for urban planning based on connection and circulation

June 27, 2011

Three months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and public concern now appears to be focused on long-term regeneration rather than short-term reconstruction work. The government’s Reconstruction Design Council is due to present its preliminary proposals in late June, but the “Seven Principles for the Reconstruction Framework” and “Five Perspectives” published by way of summary of its deliberations can hardly be described as “principles” or “perspectives” on which municipal governments, which are responsible for urban development, can base their regeneration designs. This report therefore puts forward proposals as to what kind of “principles” or “perspectives” — what kind of “principles for regeneration” — are required to provide a basis for urban development by municipal governments.

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