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The making of urban Japan : cities and planning from Edo to the twenty-first century

Author: André Sorensen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Japanese cities are astonishing phenomenas but we have had to wait a long time for a thorough, comprehensive and critical analysis of them written in English. Now we have 'The making of urban Japan'. By providing a cogent and readable account of Japanese urbanisation and planning, this book will become indispensable reading for anyone interested in the evolution of urban society in the modern world."--Prof. Martin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Sorensen
ISBN: 0415226511 9780415226516 0415354226 9780415354226
OCLC Number: 48517502
Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The legacy of the Tokugawa period --
The Meiji period : establishing modern traditions --
Taishō period urbanisation and the development of the 1919 planning system --
Japan's first urban planning system --
Post-war reconstruction and rapid economic growth --
Environmental crisis and the new city planning system of 1968 --
Implementing the new city planning system --
From planning deregulation to the bubble economy --
The era of local rights : master plans, machizukuri and historical preservation --
Japanese urbanisation and planning.
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Responsibility: André Sorensen.
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