Optimum Population/Land Relocation: Area Management—Crisis Management

  • Sunahara Yosuke
  • Seta Fumihiko
  • Umeyama Goro


The Compact City is attracting attention as perhaps one way forward for local urban regeneration. The success of this model depends on controlling an area’s population density. At the same time, there is a need to move forward with “wide-area cooperation” and “local government reform,” to increase the number of medium-sized cities in Japan to serve as “population reservoirs,” designed to reduce overconcentration in large cities, especially Tokyo.


Wide-Area Cooperative Population densityPopulation Density City Services Capital Function Rich Natural Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunahara Yosuke
    • 1
  • Seta Fumihiko
    • 2
  • Umeyama Goro
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of LawKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Consultant, Risk and Crisis ManagementTokyoJapan

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