The Danbara area of Hiroshima was one of the last areas of the city to be restored after the destruction of the city by an atomic bomb in 1945. The programme involved demolition or renovation of substandard houses, construction of public housing and general redevelopment of the area to support safer and more comfortable living conditions. Care was taken to ensure that the local vernacular housing style was used as a basis for the contemporary housing developed on the site. Cooperation with the local community was a key aspect of this successful approach to urban regeneration that involved 10,000 local residents.
National government, local government,