論文

招待有り 査読有り
2018年4月

Urban Agriculture as a Sustainability Transition Strategy for Shrinking Cities? Land Use Change Trajectory as an Obstacle in Kyoto City, Japan

Sustainability
  • 小田龍聖
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  • ルプレヒト クリストフ
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  • 土屋一彬
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  • マックグリービー
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  • スティーブン

10
4
開始ページ
1048
終了ページ
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.3390/su10041048

Can shrinking cities harness population decline to improve their sustainability by repurposing land use, for example, for localizing food production? Whether such a transition is feasible depends on the pre-shrinkage state of urban agricultural land use, including ongoing trends in local land use change. This study examined agricultural land use from 2007–2017 in Kyoto City, Japan. Kyoto is on the brink of a large projected population decline (~190,000 or ~13% until 2040) and serves as a representative for a large number of regional Japanese cities in a similar situation. Analysis was based on a public 2007 land use data set, aerial and satellite imagery and ground truthing. Results showed a decline of 209 ha or 10% in agricultural land use over ten years, but also highlight the diversity of ongoing agricultural land use types not captured by standard categories. The main post-agricultural land uses were residential (40%) and vacant land (28%). These results have implications for planning and policy. Kyoto City is currently not set to benefit from the projected shrinking process through localizing food production, despite a tradition of vegetable production. Future research should analyze drivers of change for observed agricultural land use.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041048
URL
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/4/1048/html