Fujii, Yasuyuki

Professor,Department of Cultural Policy and Management, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsHumanities & Sociology

Research topics
Policies and measures to cope with vacant properties in the era of Japan’s depopulation – focusing on land banks
This research grasps the progress of local government initiatives that aim to cope with issues on vacant and abandoned properties through a questionnaire to Japanese municipalities, focusing on mandatory demolition and the subsequent ownership and usage. Case studies will be conducted in old housing estates as well as dis-urbanizing areas, a recent national planning scheme. Also, this research refers to recent development of U.S. land banks in order to holistically propose a structure of the Japanese counterpart entity that handles vacant and abandoned properties.

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