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Book Launch Event "Land Readjustment: Solving Urban Problems Through Innovative Approach"

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October 18, 2018, 17:00 - 19:00


400 Conference Room
4th floor, JICA Ichigaya Building 10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

10min. walk from Ichigaya Station, JR Chuo/Sobu Line
10min. walk from Ichigaya Station Exit A1, Tokyo Toei Shinjuku Line
8 min. walk from Ichigaya Station Exit 6, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho/Nanboku Line[Map Link]


Land readjustment is an important instrument for the development and redevelopment of urban areas that is used widely around the world, especially in Japan, but still relatively unknown – or not extensively used – in other countries. In order to overcome this limitation, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) gathered international specialists and prepared this volume as a means of sharing high-quality knowledge and experience with an international audience.

The past decade, in particular, has seen unprecedented academic and practical interest in land readjustment and, in an interconnected world, the instrument needs to be critically examined, disseminated, and adapted to suit highly diverse urban contexts. The major value of this publication is that it considers the underlying theories, provides an overview of the Japanese experience and offers many additional case studies from different countries. These case studies range from basic functions of land readjustment to the most complex processes, and are used to provide a better understanding of the fundamental contributions of the method to different systems of governance and urban planning.

International readers seeking to implement – or improve – land readjustment within their own contexts will learn from the experiences of others around the world and will develop an appreciation of the major challenges, advantages and disadvantages of the process. This will limit the potential for misplaced ideas or over simplistic blueprints in applications of land readjustment.

In this book launch event, we will discuss how the land readjustment could best be used as a solution tool to solve urban land issues by inviting Japanese practitioners and researchers together with the editors of the volume.


Opening Remarks

Introduction of the book (JICA Senior Adviser, Mr. Takeo Ochi)

Panel Discussion (1)
【Theme】How could the land readjustment best be used as a solution tool to solve urban land issues?
Mr. Felipe Francisco de Souza (Editor of the book)
"Diversity of LR implemented in the world"

Prof. Takayuki Kishii(Professor of Nihon University, President of The Institute of Behavioral Sciences)
"Issues and challenges for LR to be a solution tool to urban problems in the world"

Prof. Hidetsugu Kobayashi (Professor Emeritus of Hokkaido University, Chairman of Japan Society Urban Regional Planners)
"LR as a tool to solve the problems of poverty -- Medellín as one of examples"

Mr. Yukihisa Tokunaga (Deputy Director Genral for Engineering Affaris, City Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
"Issues to export LR overseas from Japan"
【Modelator】Mr. Takeo Ochi (JICA Senior Adviser)

Panel Discussion (2)
Discussion with the floor

Closing Remarks (JICA Research Institute, Senior Resarch Adviser, Dr. Akio Hosoho)


English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)




70 persons


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JICA Research Institute (Taguchi)



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