Introduction: A Meta-theoretic Evaluation Framework for Kaiyu Studies

  • Saburo SaitoEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 19)


A meta-theoretic viewpoint is presented for the evaluation of the urban development policy. Three kinds of typical evaluation schemes are extracted that drive various urban studies to evaluate urban development policies. They are the ideal city type, the activity effect type, and the city formation system type evaluation schemes. Advances in Kaiyu studies are driven by the evaluative framework based on the basic and the extended forms of the activity effect evaluation scheme.


Evaluation scheme Ideal city type Activity effect type City formation system type Kaiyu Urban development policy evaluation City system Physical system Activity system Social decision-making system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsFukuoka UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Fukuoka University Institute of Quantitative Behavioral Informatics for City and Space Economy (FQBIC)FukuokaJapan

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