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Competition

Community Design for Children’s future
The International Competition for the Disaster Recovery Plan
after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Support for “Wisdom and Dreams”


A speedy recovery from severe and serious conditions is essential, but we must also look ahead into the future
 when proceeding with community design.  The recovery of economic and industrial functions is urgent, but we
 must not forget to consider children’s growing environment.  The future of each area and town rests upon the
 shoulders of the children.
The International Competition for the Disaster Recovery Plan after the Great East Japan Earthquake is conceived
 as the support in wisdom and dreams for the areas that were hit by the disaster.  We will gather ideas for plans
 and programs from all over the world in which the residents and children of the disaster areas can participate and
build together communities where children can grow up to assume the responsibility of the future.
The ideas collected here will be used to build communities mainly by the local residents with the support of the
Japan Committee for UNICEFF and pertinent learned societies and associations for a speedy recovery and
 realization of positive community design.

Sponsor: Association for Children’s Environment (currently applying for corporation status)
Cooperation: The Japan Committee for UNICEFF

◆Qualifications (categories) and participation fees (per proposal)

1. Under 12 years old (Kids) → Free
2. Under 18 years old (Junior) → Free
3. Under 24 years old (Senior) → More than \3000 (US$30)
4. Over 25 years old (Adult) → More than \10,000 (US$100)

* Applicants can participate as an individual or as a group.
* If members of a group application belong to more than one category, please register in one at the
 highest age level.
* The fees will be used for the competition operation expenses, and will also be used as a support
 fund to realize the best proposal.

◆Proposal Categories
Contents of proposal are free, which are concerned with community design for vital children to grow in
damaged areas.
We ask for the proposal that the local government and residents can feel hopeful for future, despite of
 hard and soft matter.
Proposals can be made for the disaster area as a whole, or for individual areas.  The two categories
are as below.

A. Plans and programs for community design applicable across the regions and/or districts which
  suffered immense damage from the earthquake.
B. Plans and programs for community design to deal with a specific region or district which suffered
  immense damage from the earthquake and/or the tsunami
*Participants may submit more than one proposal, but only a single proposal for area in category
 B shall be accepted.
*Each proposal in principle should be addressed to a single area, with the possible application of
 the similar or coordinated approach to other areas.

    
◆Schedule
 ●Official announcement: May 25
 ●Inquiries: June 1 to June 10  
  ●Participation registration  June 1st (Wed) through July 15th (Fri)  (Category 4)
                    June 1st (Wed) through August 15th (Mon)  (Category 1,2,3)
      *Application updates will be posted on the website.

 ●Proposal deadline    July 15th (Fri) 17:00 (Category 4)

                            August 15th(Mon) 17:00 (Category 1,2,3)
 ●Preliminary Judging: July 24
 ●Final Judging: July 31
 ●Announcement of Results: Late August

→ Selection of proposals to be added to the proposal selection publication.
→ Selection of the Gold, Silver and Bronze proposals.
→ A proposal selection publication will be published (late September)
→ The publication will be presented to the local governments of the selected proposal areas
   to be used for revival community design.
  They will also be publicized on the sponsor website.
     An exhibition will be held in connection with the 24th World Congress of Architecture held
     September 25th through October 1st, 2011
→ The participant awarded the Gold prize will be recommended by the sponsor as the master
  architect for community design regardless of the participant’s age.
  (However, there is no guarantee that the local government will accept this.)

◆Proposals (size of proposal diagrams)

Category-1 (Kids) : A3 Size (420×294mm) one page
Category-2 (Junior) : A3 Size (420×294mm) one page
Category-3 (Senior) : A3 Size within 2 pages
Category-4 (Adult) : A3 Size within 4 pages

◆Judges
Researchers and specialists belonging to sponsor and supporter organizations, and selected members
 from residents and children living in the disaster areas.
* The judges are also eligible to submit proposals, but are limited to areas they are not judging.

◆Office in charge and contacts
The Association for Children’s Environment   Recovery Plan International Competition Office
e-mail: comp@children-env.org Web: http://www.children-env.org/sinsai/


◆Materials
Please refer to the following web sites for information regarding the disaster areas.  Current information
 regarding the disaster areas will be updated on the Association for Children’s Environment web site.
Information is also welcome.  Please send information that can be disclosed to the Proposal Office,
and it will be posted within the website.


◆Outline of each area

Wikipedia, local government office HP 

Subsidence research results: Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake
  http://www.gsi.go.jp/BOUSAI/h23_tohoku.html

Economics, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries Data :
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
  http://www.machimura.maff.go.jp/machi/map/map1.html

National Statistical Survey Result :
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications ? According to Prefecture and other areas
  http://www.stat.go.jp/index/seido/2-3-5.htm

Disaster reports according to area: Honkawa Data Tribune
  http://www2.ttcn.ne.jp/honkawa/4362a.html

The 2011 East Japan Earthquake Bulletin (English version available):
The Tohoku Geographical Association
  http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/tga/disaster/disaster-j.html

Tsunami Damage Mapping (English version available) :
Association of Japanese Geographers
  http://danso.env.nagoya-u.ac.jp/20110311/map/index.html

Miyagi Prefecture Earthquake Disaster Information :
Miyagi Prefectural Government Danger Response Bureau
  http://www.pref.miyagi.jp/kinkyu.htm

Iwate Disaster Prevention Information Portal :
Iwate Prefecture Disaster Prevention Head Office
  http://www.pref.iwate.jp/~bousai/

Fukushima Prefecture Disaster Information :
Fukushima Prefecture Disaster Response Heal Office
  http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/j/

Disaster Reduction Report Map (maps, aerial photographs):Google
  http://weathernews.jp/tohoku_quake2011/map/

Please also refer to questionnaires and such executed by the Japan relief council with regards to the various
 local authorities.


◆Points of caution with regards to participation (Important)

About the proposal competition, please do not contact directly to the local government.
Idea proposals must be practical and realistic for the disaster-stricken people who wish to recover from
destruction.
Please understand the issues that the city or area you have chosen to the best of your ability, and investigate
 what and how the process should be executed, and describe that in the proposal.
It is quite important that community design will be considered upon the shoulders of the children, please
make proposal with hearing from children’s opinion.
Participants may execute local research on their own.  We believe that it will be an advantageous your
 experience, and will contribute to the local economy, so visiting the disaster areas is greatly recommended.
However, please keep in mind that proposals are to help the people of disaster stricken areas rebuild their
own towns in the best way possible.
Various associations, specialists, media, construction related people are visiting the disaster areas for research,
 to provide support and make proposals.  The local authorities and residents of those areas are somewhat troubled
by the sheer number of people.
Therefore, please do not forget that the local residents and local governing bodies are priority, and act in a manner
 as not to cause even more trouble when visiting.