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Activities of Local Organizations for Downtown Revitalization in Regional Cities

  • Fumihiko Seta
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 7)

Abstract

One of the most serious problems at present in regional cities in Japan is the decay of downtowns, caused mainly by the acceleration of motorization and suburbanization. Though the phenomena are similar to the problems facing inner cities in most large cities in Western countries, the main concerns are different. While deterioration of public safety and segregation are among the main concerns for inner cities in Western metropolises, the primary problems confronting downtowns — and whole cities — in Japan’s regional cities are depression of downtown shopping streets, degradation of the living environment, and the collapse of community identities.

Keywords

Local Organization Voluntary Organization Regional City Neighborhood Association Public Opinion Poll 
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References

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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumihiko Seta
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  1. 1.Graduate School for Creative CitiesOsaka City UniversityOsaka

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