Rebuilding Japan
Japan Rubble

In April 2011, Engineering News-Record’s Tom Sawyer headed to Japan, where he spent a week reporting on the aftermath of the March 11 quake and tsunami. Here, we feature his firsthand accounts.

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy/Wikipedia

André Sorensen

Q&A: Urban Planner André Sorensen on Rebuilding Challenges in Japan
André Sorensen, author of The Making of Urban Japan, is an urban geographer at the University of Toronto. He recently spoke to RECORD about what Japan’s five-year, $180 billion rebuilding effort should entail.

Photo courtesy André Sorensen

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Humanitarian Design
In recent years, architects have increasingly contributed their skills to charitable projects. In our special Humanitarian Design section, read about work by Shigeru Ban, Teddy Cruz, Francis Kéré, Architecture for Humanity, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, and others.

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