Discussion on the factors of sustainable urban growth in shrinking region: Case study of Eucalyptus Hills in the city of Sakura developed by the private developer Yamaman

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There are many previous studies discussing the issues and solutions of shrinking cities, but only a few studies have discussed the sustainable development of shrinking cities. This study focuses on the case of the Eucalyptus Hills development by Yamaman, its private developer, known as a best practice sustainable development of new towns in the city of Sakura in the Tokyo suburb in Japan. The study reviews the recognised aspects and features of the Eucalyptus Hills development as sustainable development by Japanese researchers and aims to abstract the implications for sustainable developments in shrinking cities. As the results, three features, namely, the existence of a mono-developer (town manager), a certain size of population to support living services business and a well-balanced demographic composition, can be considered as the conditions required for sustainable development in shrinking cities. These research results may be applied for dormitory towns in the suburbs of megacities, with sufficient job opportunities for such towns.
Planning for Transition – book of proceedings 31; 2
Shrinking cities, Sustainability, Eucalyptus Hills, Yamaman
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