2022 Volume 85 Issue 5 Pages 595-600
This research aims to analyze utilization and resident’s intention of urban Open Spaces towards creation of multicultural coexistence. Site is located at Ojima 4cho-me Housing complex located in Tokyo. Through previous research review, either research on green open space at collective housing or foreign resident’s lifestyle at collective housing were found. However, this paper tried to take integrative perspectives on both domestic and international resident’s utilization and intention at housing complex open spaces. Firstly, utilization research conducted at 4 open space blocks for 3 days. Result of first research indicated that utilization of 4 blocks varied and largest number of users observed at B block open space. Domestic user indicated passive use and international user showed active use. Secondly, potential intention to communicate with other foreign resident confirmed through questionnaire survey. Thirdly, it was clarified that 57% of domestic resident never use open spaces. On the contrary, more than 74% of international resident actively use open spaces. Through this research, there are huge difference between domestic and international residents in open space utilization and intention. Further evaluation needed in order to create open spaces that allow diverse utilization towards multicultural coexistence.