Examining the reconstruction of Japan's bombed cities after World War II, this volume presents five case studies (of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Osaka, Okinawa and Nagaoka) which are framed by broader essays on the evolution of Japanese planning and architecture, Japan's urban policies in Manchuria and comparisons between Japanese and European reconstruction. It should be of interest to Japan specialists and also for those interested in urban history and planing anywhere.
CAROLA HEIN is Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College (USA) in the growth and Structure of Cities Program. She has published and lectured widely on topics of contemporary and historical architectural and urban planning. From 1995 to 1999 she was a Visiting Researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan University and Kogakuin University, researching on the reconstruction of Japanese cities after World War II and the Western influence on Japanese urban planning. - JEFFREY M. DIEFENDORF is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He has written extensively about postwar reconstruction in Germany and Europe, including In the Wake of War: The Reconstruction of German Cities after World War II and The Rebuilding of Europe's Bombed Cities. His fellowships have included awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. - ISHIDA YORIFUSA is a Professor Emeritus at the Center for Urban Studies, Tokyo Metropolitan University, specializing in urban planning history and land use policy. He is author of numerous books, including Nihon Kindai Toshikeikaku-shi Kenkyu [Studies in Japanese modern Urban Planning History] published in Tokyo in 1987, as well as numerous other works in the field.
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Carola Hein, Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Yorifusa Ishida