Extreme weather is making noise all over the world. Today, development for eco-city is being promoted while coexisting with the latest technology. In Japan, a large number of environments are destroyed due to the documentary society. Just saving the document in the cloud can lead to great results.
Water and green environment symbiotic city
Introducing cities that are developing with a focus on coexistence with the natural environment such as water and greenery.
Shinkawa Higashi Ryokuchi Refresh Maintenance Project ... Iwaki City (Fukushima Prefecture, 360,000 people, 1993)
In the area where the functions as the central commercial and business districts in Iwaki City are concentrated, we will promote the enhancement of functions and the improvement of the environment. Among them, this green space occupies a position that runs through the center from east to west, and is the core of the environmental improvement of the area.
Obihiro Forest Maintenance Project ... Obihiro City (Hokkaido 170,000 people, 1994)
When completed, it will be a forest with a width of about 550m, an extension of 11km, and a total area of 405ha that surrounds Obihiro city. By classifying the vast forest into eight blocks and characterizing them as sports forests and creative forests, we are devising ways to encourage citizens to interact with the forests. This business is a business to acquire land that was once farmland and return it to the forest, and as of the end of March 1997, about 88% of the area required for acquisition has already been acquired.
High-environment pedestrian road maintenance project ... Kizumachi (Kyoto Prefecture, 30,000 people, 1995)
A high-environment pedestrian road will be created in the land readjustment project area of the "Kizu Central District" (nicknamed "Harmony Hills Kizu"), which is the cultural and academic research district of the Kansai Science City. Taking advantage of the rugged terrain of nature, we will set up houses on the ridges of the mountains, roadways along the valleys, and wide pedestrian roads of 10 to 14 m. On the slopes surrounding the road, a green network will be formed that organically connects the parks and green areas in the area, making use of the vegetation of the traditional green forest. At the same time as being comfortable for humans, we are trying to help the movement of living things, preserve and create the environment.
Ashida River Revitalization Project ... Fukuyama City (Hiroshima Prefecture, 370,000 people, 1993)
Most of the improvement of river water quality is due to the improvement of sewerage, but in the Ashida River in Fukuyama City, not only the improvement of water quality but also the improvement of basin and the development of river cleaning campaigns are devised so that citizens can increase their attachment to the river. As a result, we aim to improve the water cycle.
Higashikawa basin comprehensive hydraulic control plan ... Tokorozawa City (Saitama Prefecture, 320,000 people, 1994)
By infiltrating rainwater into the soil, the rain that has fallen on the ground surface evaporates into the atmosphere, and clouds are formed to form rain that falls on the ground surface, restoring the natural water cycle. Restoration of the water cycle is expected to have effects such as mitigating the heat island phenomenon and securing the normal flow rate of rivers.
Shinkiro Road maintenance project ... Uozu City (Toyama Prefecture, 50,000 people, 1995)
"Shinkirou (mirage)" is a phenomenon in which light rays are refracted when the temperature near the surface of the earth differs depending on the location and the density differs, and an object appears to float in the air. Uozu's "Shinkirou" has been famous as an illusion since ancient times, but it occurs from the temperature difference with the warm atmosphere when cold thaw water flows from the Tateyama mountain range to Toyama Bay by a torrent river from spring to early summer.
The road along Toyama Bay from the mouth of the Hayatsuki River to the mouth of the Katakai River is commonly called "Shinkiro Road", but this road includes not only pedestrian roads but also bicycle roads, in addition to "Shinkiro". It is loved by the citizens as a space where you can experience the wonders of nature such as Uozu's three major wonders such as the special natural monument "Buried Forest" and "Firefly Squid Group Yukai" and the wonderful scenery along the sea.
In Uozu City, we are also developing a coastline area along Shinkiro Road and an access area to the coast, aiming to be an environmentally symbiotic practice city "open to Toyama Bay".
Kakigawa maintenance project ... Nagaoka City (Niigata Prefecture, 190,000 people, 1995)
The Kakigawa is a river that flows almost in the center of the city of Nagaoka, and has been polluted due to the inflow of domestic wastewater. Therefore, after actively promoting the development of sewerage and conserving the natural environment as much as possible, we are gradually returning to the clear stream. By systematically arranging parks and promenades along the Kakigawa River as a valuable open space in the city, we will create a space surrounded by water and greenery where you can interact with living things.
Energy saving / recycling city
Introducing cities that are promoting energy measures such as using natural energy and waste heat from sewage treatment plants, and cities that are promoting recycling such as recycling waste incineration ash into interlocking blocks.
Use of recycled waste incineration ash ... Funabashi City (Chiba Prefecture, 540,000 people, 1993)
We have completed research and development to reuse and recycle incineration ash generated by incineration of waste by methods other than landfill treatment, and use incineration ash as a raw material for concrete aggregates, roadbed materials, water permeable blocks, etc. It is now possible.
Thermal power plant using waste as fuel ... Koshigaya City (Saitama Prefecture, 300,000 people, 1994)
Achieves the highest efficiency power generation in Japan at 720kw per ton of waste, and sells the generated power to electric power companies. The empty space on the slope for carrying in garbage is equipped with a river water / rainwater storage function, and the chimney is equipped with an observatory, making it a facility that can be used in combination. In this way, we aim to transform from "nuisance facilities" to "regional symbol facilities."
Promotion of maintenance of district heating and cooling facilities ... Nagoya City (Aichi Prefecture, 2.08 million people, 1995)
The district heating and cooling facility is an urban infrastructure facility that supports comfortable and efficient urban activities, and is a system that has great effects in preserving the urban environment, promoting energy conservation, and disaster prevention in the city. In Nagoya City, with the aim of contributing to the improvement of citizens' lives and the sound development of the city, the "Guidance Guidelines for Promotion of Development of Nagoya City District Heating and Cooling Facilities" has been established and has been in force since January 1993. ..
Effective utilization project of paper sludge (paper waste) ash ... Fuji City (Shizuoka Prefecture, 230,000 people, 1995)
Papermaking has occurred in Fuji City for a long time, and it is now the number one paper town in Japan. A large amount of used paper is collected from all over the country, and recycled paper for various purposes is produced from it. In addition, it is a town that actively works on paper recycling.
In the process of commercializing used paper to recycled paper, a large amount of non-reusable paper short fibers and surface-treated clay for glossing are discharged. This is paper sludge.
Currently, about 40% of the incinerated paper sludge is landfilled at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but attempts are being made to reuse it in order to pass on the nature and scenery of Mt. Fuji to the next generation. Fuji City is promoting town development that coexists with the environment with the aim of creating a paper recycling cycle.
Reduction of traffic load
Alleviation of traffic congestion by parking lot guidance system ... Yokohama City (Kanagawa Prefecture, 3.28 million people, 1993)
Commercial facilities and business facilities are concentrated around Yokohama Station, and in addition to vehicles generated from these facilities, illegal street parking, parking lot queues, stray vehicles, etc. are further accelerating traffic congestion. I will.
This system aims to improve the urban environment by improving the convenience of parking lots.
Reduction of environmental load by introducing new urban transportation system ... Kitakyushu City (Fukuoka Prefecture 1.02 million people, 1993)
By extending the monorail during the maintenance around JR Kokura Station, the public transportation network will become closer and convenience will improve. As a result, the division of transportation to appropriate transportation is realized, and
(1) We will provide a pedestrian migration space in the city center.
(2) We aim to create a lively and moist landscape.
No My Car Day Campaign ... Osaka City (Osaka Prefecture, 2.48 million people, 1994)
The Osaka Prefectural Traffic Countermeasures Council, which consists of Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, and the Osaka Prefectural Police Department, has set the 20th of every month as "No My Car Day" since 1990, and is developing a campaign to reduce commuting by car and the return of business vehicles. doing. The city of Osaka is working on the following.
(1) We carry out public relations activities such as radio, printed matter, and public awareness campaigns.
(2) We are calling for refraining from visiting the agency by using a car.
(3) We issue a no-my car day discount free ticket (one-day ticket for municipal subway, bus, and new tram, 600 yen).
Central city revitalization project and zone system ... Hamamatsu City (Shizuoka Prefecture, 560,000 people, 1995)
In Hamamatsu City, we will revitalize the central city area by eliminating traffic congestion, traffic accidents, and traffic pollution in the central city area, improving the services of public transportation such as buses and taxis, and securing a safe and comfortable pedestrian space. We are promoting a zone system with the aim of
The zone system divides the central city area surrounded by the outer road into several zones, regulates the crossing of vehicles on the boundary road that divides the zones, prohibits the passage of general vehicles in the central city area, and goes to each zone. Is a system that can be accessed only from the outer road.
To achieve this, in the central city area of about 37ha near JR Hamamatsu Station, we are proceeding with the development of outer roads such as national roads 152 and 257, mall development and community road development, and are considering the development of transit malls.
Omiya flower-filled movement ... Omiya City (Saitama Prefecture, 440,000 people, 1993)
The "Omiya Flower-filled Movement Promotion Association", which was established with the holding of the National Urban Greening Fair Saitama 87, replants and manages more than 400 flower boxes and more than 1,000 citizen flower beds, mainly by citizen volunteers. We are working on such things. We are also working on composting and soil preparation through the recycling of kitchen waste.
Improvement of landscape by cityscape regulations ... Takamatsu City (Kagawa Prefecture, 330,000 people, 1994)
In order to form a unique cityscape that is unique to Takamatsu, the Cityscape Ordinance was enacted in March 1993, and based on this ordinance, the Cityscape Basic Plan, which is a guideline for comprehensively and systematically promoting landscape formation, was established. We are formulating.