Recovery community development following large disasters incorporate many initiativestowards realizing a œsafe and secure community development?. In the Kobe area in particular, there are many good case studies and examples, including group housing projects for recoveryhousing in HAT Kobe, disaster management park in the Rokko Michi area as examples ofœhardware? initiatives and Disaster-Safe Welfare Communities and Community DevelopmentCommittees as an example of œsoftware? initiative. Furthermore, 14 years since the earthquake, these initiatives have been mostly completed and we can now observe the outputs and results.