Urban development has been expanding into peripheral agricultural areas in Asian growing cities, which causes numerous serious environmental problems. Many Asian large cities are located on deltaic lowlands, characterized with a variable land-use mixture of urban housing and rice-dominant agricultural lands. Mono-functional zoning could not control this land-use variability, and could not handle emerging environmental problems. This project aims to develop urban-rural planning which is suitable for the deltaic Asian urban fringe.

Case study cities: Osaka-Wakayama (green), Manila (yellow), Bangkok (blue) and Tianjin (redj

Vision for the urban-rural planning in the deltaic Asian urban fringe (after Hara et al. 2010)

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JSPS NEXT Program Green Innovation (GZ005, Feb.2011-Mar.2014)