Developments in Urban Planning by Public Facilities Management Based on Regional Characteristics



In the presented case study of Aichi Prefecture, the goal was to examine the challenges that local authorities must overcome in reorganizing public facilities based on an urban planning perspective and using information on location, floor space and current use. Differences in population trends, population density, regional characteristics, as well as the history of management policies, have resulted in wide variations in the provision and condition of public facilities in each municipality. Yet by viewing facilities in a complementary and integrated manner, we believe that public services can be performed more efficiently and effectively. We discuss differences in facility development based on density and population coverage as well as walking distance. An over-reliance on cars and public transportation to access public facilities is observed. Furthermore, differences can be discerned between municipalities and facility type. By making use of databases on public facilities and applying GIS techniques, we are able to illuminate the management of public facilities, thereby encouraging a multifaceted view of urban development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Gradute School of Environmental StudiesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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