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Cities, autonomy, and decentralization in Japan, edited by Carola Hein and Philippe Pelletier

Summary
Adding a new perspective to the current literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan, approaches the subject from an urban studies and planning approach. The essays in the collection present a cogent compilation of case studies focusing on the past, present and future of decentralization in Japan. These include small scale development in the fields such as citizen participation (machizukuri), urban form and architecture, disaster prevention and conservation of monuments.The contributors suggest that new trends are emerging
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Series-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Preface and acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Decentralization and the tension between global and local urban Japan; 2 Local initiatives and the decentralization of planning power in Japan; 3 Concentration and deconcentration in the context of the Tokyo Capital Region Plan and recent cross-border networking concepts; 4 Financial stress in the Japanese local public sector in the 1990s: Situation, structural reasons, solutions
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781134341504

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