First Attempt with Participatory Planning: Case of the Komae City Municipal Master Plan

  • Makiko Takahashi Tanaka
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 6)

The main interest of this chapter lies in public participation during the planning process of land use plans in Japan. Public participation in this chapter is defined as the participation forums sponsored by local governments aimed at eliciting input from and sharing power with a broad public representation in order to make plans reflective of the needs and desires of a community's citizens.

In Japan, municipalities (cities, towns, and villages) are responsible for producing land use plans called Municipal Master Plans. This requirement came into effect when the City Planning Act was revised in 1992. Additionally, the revision of the Act introduced a new emphasis on public participation for land use planning policy in Japan. That is, public participation became a requirement in the planning process of making Municipal Master Plans.


Planning Process Community Organization Nonprofit Organization Public Participation Master Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makiko Takahashi Tanaka
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  1. 1.Institute for Comparative Studies in Local GovernanceNational Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesMinato-kuJapan

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