Dual Strategies for the Environmental and Financial Goals of Sustainable Cities: De-Suburbanization and Social Capitalization

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Abstract:

Japan's population will begin a dramatic decline in 2006 with an associated regression in the economy. At the same time it is imperative to improve the quality of inner urban areas. Here, de-suburbanization and social capitalization of land are proposed as dual strategies to address these problems. The goals of this dual strategy are to create a regional planning and development system which will be continuously improved by the citizens whilst satisfying the need for sustainability.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2148/benv.29.1.8.53946

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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