Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
Online ISSN : 1884-0884
Print ISSN : 0022-135X
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Environmental Policies and Measures for an Eco-City in Tokyo
Toshimitsu DOI
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2014 Volume 123 Issue 4 Pages 516-527

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 Eco-City is a term used in national policy. I define terms related to environment policies such as Eco-City, Eco-police, and Compact-City. The Eco-City concept is evaluated in an attempt to integrate several environment measures into an environmental policy intended for a certain area in a city. Because environmental policies cover a wide area, we need common criteria for all environmental measures. I examine an environmental policy criterion in order to achieve an Eco-city. As a result, I propose reducing energy consumption, and point out the importance of transparency in energy control. Because it is important that we are not indifferent to environmental problems, when implementing environmental measures, we have to make good use of the resources in Tokyo such as neighborhood associations, parks, agricultural land and a public transportation network.

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