CIAM 8 より
CENTRAL THEMA OF HIROSHIMA CITY PLANNING
Despite all hardships, we of Hiroshima are daily becoming more resolute in our conviction that peace is not only desirable but imperative, and it our determination to establish a peace city symbolic of the human ideal for eternal peace.
Hiroshima no longer belongs to the people of Hiroshima or Japan alone. It belongs to the whole human society. This is the spirit which lies at the core of Hiroshima’s city planning. The central theme of Hiroshima city planning program, therefore, lies in the ultimate creation of a city whose facilities would be of real service to mankind in its pursuit of peace and happiness.
Our city planning is a planning for construction of a peace city as the symbol of the human ideal for eternal peace as well as a planning for reconstruction of human Life. Therefore we have launched a program of constructing peace facilities, as the central theme of city planning, and also housing, working, recreation and transportation facilities. Hiroshima which had a population of 136,000 at the close of war had increased its population to 270,000 (as of Dec. 1949). The problem of housing shortage is still acute. Although numerous temporary homes have been erected, these are far from meeting actual needs. However, construction of ferro-concrete apartment houses, though of a crude nature, has gotten underway in recent months, bringing new light and hope into the lives of many. The following is a brief description of the important peace projects contemplated by the City of Hiroshima.
CIAM 8 より