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Backcast Analysis for Realizing Sustainable Urban Form in Nagoya

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Abstract:

Because cities vary greatly from one to another there is no ideal sustainable urban form which can be applied to all. Here the case of Nagoya is considered, and the application of backcast analysis, using an integrated land-use and transport model, to investigate the appropriate policy scenario to realize an ideal urban form under given environmental and financial constraints is described.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2148/benv.29.1.16.53945

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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