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16th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Japan’s severe population decline is seriously threatening the sustainability of many of the country’s municipalities. In a desperate run for survival, all levels of government have hurried to apply strategies aiming at stopping decay and the development of new infrastructure is met with particularly high expectations for new prosperity. That is...

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Regional Studies Association: Regions in Recovery, Building Sustainable Futures. Global E-Festival
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

While shrinkage has been a debated topic in regional studies in the last decade, the shock brought by Covid-19 on the global economy adds further concerns for cities and regions already suffering from depopulation. As a result, a review of existing planning approaches and policies is necessary to inform change and support the future of cities and...

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European Urban Research Association. EURA 2021, Online Conference on Contradictions Shaping Urban Futures
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Urban shrinkage contradicts the normative assumption of cities as growth machines. Shrinking cities are stigmatised as outcasts of urban systems, prone to high unemployment rates, low quality of life standards, and urban blight. Compelled by this dominant narrative of loss, planning responses have focused on reversing declining trajectories and...

Conference Paper
Author:
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN)
UNEP
IUCN

The Asia and the Pacific is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In 2020, the region faced a record number of climate-related disasters coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people. The need to address climate change threats and build resilience has never been more urgent than now.

This...

Conference Paper
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) Conference in Japan
Author:
Marco
Reggiani

Low birth rates, restrictive immigration policies, and decades of economic stagnation are marking Japan’s transition to a post-growth society. All levels of government have hurried to address the new challenges ahead. In this desperate run for survival, the development of new high-speed railway lines in peripheral areas has been met with high...

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Energising the SDGs through Appropriate Technology and Governance International Conference

The “Circulating and Ecological Economy” is a potentially innovative addition to the myriad of sustainability frameworks put forward by worldwide governments for attaining a sustainable future together with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Launched by the Government of Japan in its Fifth Basic Environment Plan of 2018, this framework aims...

Conference Paper
"Looking at the World History of Planning" The 18th International Planning History Society Conference - Yokohama, July 2018

The rapid housing development that accompanied the high economic growth starting in 1960s Japan forced local governments to incur significant expenses for investment in public infrastructure. Therefore, many local governments established guidance on impact fees in relation to housing developments, which significantly relieved some of the financial...

Conference Paper
The 97th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Author:
Russ Bona
Frazila
Febri
Zukhruf
Jongga
Jihanny
Kardina
Nawassa

Pedestrianization programs hold promise to encourage non-motorized transport (NMT) in rapidly motorizing cities. But successful implementation of these programs depends on whether they meet the needs of urban residents. This article aims to assess how Bandung, Indonesia—a fast-growing city of 2.3 million people—is meeting those needs with a...

Conference Paper
Proceeding of The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Author:
Russ Bona
Frazila
Febri
Zukhruf
Jongga
Jihanny
Kardina
Nawassa

The benefits of walking have recently inspired considerable research on the
relationships between pedestrian choices and numerous built environment factors. These
relationships are then elaborated using walkability indices for the meso- the micro-levels.
Despite important advances in micro-level research, the walkability concept is based chiefly
on...

Conference Paper
ADB Conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation

Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...