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Seismic Damage Assessment of Buildings and Urban Disaster Mitigation Planning

Vulnerability functions for Japanese buildings were developed based on actual damage data due to the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Seismic diagnosis data for wooden houses and RC school buildings were also gathered, and they were used to evaluate seismic vulnerability of these houses and buildings and to propose new seismic capacity indices. Microscopic damage assessment for urban districts are being conducted using information on buildings, roads, open spaces, and residents stored in GIS, and urban safety analysis is carried out on 3D GIS.