chapter  10
15 Pages

Japanese urbanisation and planning

These pages have traced the ups and downs of Japan’s extraordinary twentieth century of urban industrial growth, sketched some of its numerous successes, examined some of its conspicuous problems, and puzzled over various perplexing aspects of its progress. This final chapter reviews the Japanese model of urbanisation and planning, asks what lessons might be learned from understanding the Japanese experience, and speculates briefly on what Japan’s major future urban planning issues might be.