Discussions on the Regional Revitalization of Marugame-machi, Japan from the Perspective of Social Innovation
This study discusses the regional revitalization of Marugame-machi by qualitative research method. After the economic bubbles of Japan in the 1980s, to get rid of the depression, the residents on the shopping street of Marugame-machi established the third sector named "revitalization portfolio of shopping street in Marugame-machi, Takamatsu", and put forward the action of "recovering the functions of city and finding lost population" to respond to the social issues caused by sparse populations and aging. This study adopts the theoretical model of social innovation by Giovany Cajaiba-Santana for analysis, and under the discussion framework of "structure-institution-action", the results suggest two innovative land use patterns of Marugame-machi, Takamatsu City. (1) Separation of land ownership and land use right resolved the issue of high cost for land development and construction, and made it possible to implement the regional function recovery plan. (2) The grant of partial private land for public use made up for the lack of flexibility of public land use. The above patterns are achieved by institutional change, social change and social practice.
Social Innovation, Regional Revitalization, Land Use, Marugame-machi
Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2018
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