Annals of the Association of Economic Geographers
Online ISSN : 2424-1636
Print ISSN : 0004-5683
ISSN-L : 0004-5683
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Development Projects of Tokyo’s Reclaimed Lands and Their Changes
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2020 Volume 66 Issue 1 Pages 90-111


    This paper examines the Tokyo coastal area, regarded as the “Bay Zone” in the venue plan for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, while following the history of its development and organizing the effects of the times that sometimes acted. Since the Edo period, it has been built by river sand, port constructing, garbage disposal, etc., the coastal area has focused as the location of the waterfront sub-center plan based on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Teleport-plan and the urban redevelopment plan by the national policy. After the late 1990s, urban revitalization was positioned as a national policy, and urban remodeling became consistent with the IOC's “legacy” strategy, so the Tokyo Metropolitan Olympic sought-after. It can be said that reclaimed land was a necessary place for the expansion of Tokyo where various reasons are mobilized and development is advanced, including those that can cause friction with the surrounding area.

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