Resettlement from Tsunami Disasters(2016)

前田昌弘「津波被災と再定住ーコミュニティのレジリエンスを支える」京都大学学術出版会,2016年

自然災害などによって「再定住」を余儀なくされた人びとが直面する生活再建上の問題について、理論的な検討と具体的な事例をもとに論じる。2004年インド洋津波後の継続的調査にもとづいて再定住の論点と方法を体系化した本書は、東日本大震災における再定住のハード面の計画の見直しやソフト面での被災者支援のあり方を検討する上でも有益である。

Rural and urban sustainability governance(2014)

Rural and urban sustainability governance (Multilevel Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development),United Nations University Press, 2014

The rural and urban communities have a distinct structure, function and dynamism, which provide us with livelihood and define our lives through our various daily activities. Circumstances surrounding the rural and urban communities are increasingly changing, such as with the rapid development towards globalization, and consequently the number of challenges needing solutions seems to be ever on the increase.

The focus of this book is on the rural and urban environments, and the wide-ranging representations of various players’ interacting activities that preserve or destroy these environments. The key issues contemporary to the rural and urban communities include appropriate overall environmental governance involving collaboration and competition among different actors, preservation or creation of a rich and lively living environment, and a search for ways to ensure the inheritance of our greatest assets for following generations.

This book attempts to elucidate the following issues: how we may use rural and urban sustainability as beacons for taking relevant and necessary policy measures and for community activities, and how to further ameliorate such measures and activities. The question of rural and urban sustainability is both specific and rich in context, and offers excellent cases for extracting the essence of multi-layered environmental governance. This volume presents current key academic findings, while also considering interactions between humans and nature, such as local resource management through the commons, and rural–urban interdependence.

Ch.18 Roles of micro finance in critical environmental transition by natural disaster -Case study of resettlement after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 

Cross-sectoral Research on Restoration Support after Natural Disasters(2010)

「自然災害と復興支援」(みんぱく実践人類学シリーズ9)明石書店、2010年

2004年12月のスマトラ島沖地震で甚大な被害を受けたインドネシア、スリランカ、インド、タイの四カ国での現地調査をもとに、被災地の救援、復興、発展(開発)に求められるものは何かを、文化人類学、防災、都市計画、建築など多角的な見地から論ずる。