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.
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||22nd 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 2020 → Sep 17 2020
|Conference||22nd Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Creating Resilience to Water-Related Challenges, IAHR-APD 2020|
|Period||9/14/20 → 9/17/20|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering