An Interactive Rural–Urban–Natural Environment Model of a City with Illegal Settlements in a Flood-Prone Area

  • Yuzuru Miyata
  • Hiroyuki ShibusawaEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 34)


This paper presents a theoretical framework for rural and urban interactive models regarding the existence of illegal settlements in flood-prone areas of a city. Considering the natural environment and the externality of the forest, there are two types of household in the city: high and low income. Household and firm land use in urban and rural areas, including flood-prone areas, is analyzed, and policy implications are provided.


Rural and urban economic model Natural environment Flood-prone areas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ToyohashiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Civil EngineeringToyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashiJapan

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