Labor Forces and Landscape Management

Japanese Case Studies

  • Hiroyuki Shimizu
  • Chika Takatori
  • Nobuko Kawaguchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hiroyuki Shimizu
      Pages 3-18
  3. What is Happening in Typical Landscapes in Japan?

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi
      Pages 135-149
    3. Yuki Murase, Jyun-Ichi Kitamura, Nobuko Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori
      Pages 233-261
    4. Chika Takatori, Chiaki Nakatsuji, Hiroyuki Shimizu
      Pages 263-287
    5. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi, Keidai Minamoto
      Pages 335-370
  5. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Nobuko Kawaguchi, Akito Murayama
      Pages 373-380
    3. Kazu Hagihara, Nobuko Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Kawamura
      Pages 391-406
    4. Kazukiyo Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Hirano
      Pages 407-413
    5. Jyun-ichi Kitamura, Takashi Tashiro, Shigeya Nagayama
      Pages 415-430
    6. Hiromi Yamashita, Taito Yasufuku
      Pages 431-439
    7. Makoto Ooba, Kiichiro Hayashi
      Pages 441-448
    8. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi
      Pages 449-456
  6. Hiroyuki Shimizu, Chika Takatori, Nobuko Kawaguchi
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


The purpose of this book is to present a new proposal for landscape management labor accounts. Many matured countries are now confronting an aging society and a shrinking population. Land degradation in those countries is basically caused by a lack of local labor forces. It is very important, therefore, to consider and develop methods to provide appropriate labor forces for the sustainable management of landscapes or to reduce or shrink landscape management areas sustainably with available labor forces. Landscape management labor accounts provide a foundation for such development.
This book consists of four main parts. The first part is concerned with forming concepts, definitions, and overviews. Change in land management policies, research topics, and issues on landscape management are dealt with in the second part. The third part consists of case studies on landscape management labor accounts. Major landscape types chosen for case studies include urban areas, flatland farmlands, Satoyama, and coastal neighborhoods. In the last part of this section, integration methods to develop landscape management labor accounts on different scales are considered. The fourth part of the book is a detailed exposition of contemporary trials to solve issues of land management for the future in the field of urban, rural, forest, river, and coastal planning. Also discussed is the connection of ecosystem service studies and perspectives on the development of landscape management labor accounts with world landscape management research.


Landscape management Shrinking population Land use and population growth Labor accounts Shrinking city and region Sustainable landscape management

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Shimizu
    • 1
  • Chika Takatori
    • 2
  • Nobuko Kawaguchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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