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Sustainable Cities: Japanese Perspectives on Physical and Social Structures
     

Sustainable Cities: Japanese Perspectives on Physical and Social Structures

by Hidenori Tamagawa
 

ISBN-10: 928081124X

ISBN-13: 9789280811247

Pub. Date: 09/20/2006

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Japan, one of the world's most urbanized countries, offers a remarkable series of lessons for sustainable urban planning. This book draws together experts in engineering, the humanities, social sciences, and mental health to introduce Japanese experiences and compare them with international research. Rapid urbanization has damaged natural and human systems in Japan

Overview

Japan, one of the world's most urbanized countries, offers a remarkable series of lessons for sustainable urban planning. This book draws together experts in engineering, the humanities, social sciences, and mental health to introduce Japanese experiences and compare them with international research. Rapid urbanization has damaged natural and human systems in Japan and many planners are seizing upon new technologies and scientific methods as opportunities to restructure cities. Others are focusing on the well-being of citizens and seeking to make urban society more sustainable. This book examines the tensions between sociological and technological approaches and the dichotomy between planning professionals and civil society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811247
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
09/20/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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