Management of Depopulated Areas Viewed as Concept of GES Environment: The Case of Kumogahata in Kyoto

  • Yoshinori Ida
  • Kiyoko Hagihara
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 35)


The aim of this study is to consider depopulation from the viewpoint of managing the environment. This study focuses on Kumogahata in Kyoto and regards the depopulation as an environmental problem. By approaching the issue from the viewpoint of environmental management, depopulation is regarded as one aspect of the diversity of the region. In the management of the environment, it is necessary to focus on the social background of environmental issues. Thus, the social background was understood by considering some activities and the purposes of the various associations in Kumogahata. As a result, it was found that there are various associations having a variety of purposes in the depopulated areas. Consequently, we propose to add the new step of “forming a residential type of exchange population” to the existing plan.


Depopulation GES environment Management of the environment Exchange population Various associations in Kumogahata 



We would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who live in Kumogahata and those who are associated with Kumogahata for offering support for our writing of this paper and providing various information and documents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinori Ida
    • 1
  • Kiyoko Hagihara
    • 2
  1. 1.Parks and Recreation FoundationTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan

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