Converting Disaster Experience into a Safer Built Environment

The Case of Japan
BRR Built Environment cover
June 2018

This report describes Japan’s incremental approach to developing, implementing, and facilitating compliance with building regulation over many decades. It explains Japan’s unique path to developing a policy and legal framework as well as compliance mechanisms that grow out of this framework. The lessons this report highlights are relevant for policy makers, building governance practitioners, and project managers in developing countries who are interested in creating a safer built environment.