Smart Shrink Strategy and the Fiscal System

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Despite economic, scientific, and technological advances, damage and losses by natural disasters still remain at a high level in Japan. This is mainly because many people still reside in disaster-prone places both in urban and rural areas. We propose some policy measures to promote relocation from vulnerable places to safe places using financial incentives to residents and local governments. We then go on to review policy reforms/measures in promoting the Smart Shrink strategy in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisaster Resilient Cities
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Practical Examples
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128103944
ISBN (Print)9780128098622
Publication statusPublished - Mar 17 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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