Nissan Institute / Routledge Japanese Studies a publicat volumul Urban Spaces in Japan: Cultural and Social Perspectives editat de Christoph Brumann şi Evelyn Schulz.

Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary planning debates. Further, it addresses the implications of Japan’s biggest social problem – the demographic decline – for Japanese cities, and demonstrates the serious challenges and exciting possibilities that result from the impending end of Japan’s urban growth.”

Volumul cuprinde următoarele capitole şi este accesibil în format electronic aici.

1.      Introduction – Christoph Brumann, Christian Dimmer and Evelyn Schulz

2.      Urbanisation, city, and city system in Japan between development and shrinking: Coping with shrinking cities in times of demographic change – Winfried Fluchter

3.      The colonial appropriation of public space: Architecture and city planning in Japanese-dominated Manchuria – Anke Scherer

4.      Re-uniting a divided city: High-rises, conflict, and urban space in central Kyoto –  Christoph Brumann

5.      Re-imagining public space: The vicissitudes of Japan’s privately owned public spaces – Christian Dimmer

6.      Citizen participation and urban development in Japan and Germany: Issues and problems – Carolin Funck, Tsutomu Kawada, and Yoshimichi Yui

7.      Indifferent communities: Neighbourhood associations, class and community consciousness in pre-war Tokyo – Katja Schmidtpott

8.      Who cares about the past in today’s Tokyo? – Paul Waley

9.       Gendered modes of appropriating public space – Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl

10.  10. Walking the city: Spatial and temporal configurations of the urban spectator in writings on Tokyo – Evelyn Schulz

11.  Shrinking cities and liveability in Japan: Emerging relationships and challenges – Andre Sorensen