The role of community-based organizations for urban river restoration projects in zenpukuji river, Tokyo, Japan

Kyohei Takizawa, Satoquo Seino, Takehiro Watanabe

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Abstract

This paper documents the role that a civic organization, “Zenpuku Frog,” that has played in advocacy, planning, and implementation of the project “Our Dream Waterway”, a waterway landscape zone in Zenpukuji Park, Tokyo. In this urban river revitalization project, this civic organization contributed in the following manner: a) creating citizen science and learning opportunities; b) forming an open, multi-generational network; c) offering a watershed-wide vision; d) sharing a framework; e) communicating to diverse citizens; f) expanding arenas for discussion; g) building intergovernmental consensus; h) submitting a revision plan that bridged the preliminary plan and the finalized plan; i) designing a community-based platform; and j) promoting participatory construction. The paper also schematized the civic participation process as a cycle of envisioning, action, implementation, and management through the cooperation of community groups, citizens, and government.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Creating Resilience to Water-Related Challenges, IAHR-APD 2020 - Sapporo, Virtual, Japan
Duration: Sep 14 2020Sep 17 2020

Conference

Conference22nd Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Creating Resilience to Water-Related Challenges, IAHR-APD 2020
CountryJapan
CitySapporo, Virtual
Period9/14/209/17/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering

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