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Development Knowledge of Toyama City (English)

As no prior comprehensive write‐up exists on the development story of Toyama city, the World Bank through the Tokyo development learning center (TDLC) has commissioned this study to undertake a major literature review, conduct key informant interviews with stakeholders involved, and collect relevant maps and diagrams to best illustrate the story for an international audience. The overall aim of the study of Toyama city is to report how various urban development challenges were addressed in the past, and how these experiences can be transferred and translated to other cities in the world. Realizing this study aim, several objectives or research areas are listed: to identify key challenges that the city faced, so that it is fully understood how those challenges were resolved and the processes that were required; to understand the extent to which a participatory approach of knowledge sharing and consultation with both the public and private sectors contributed to the development of the city; to understand the extent to which political will and the vision of key individuals contributed to the city’s development; to identify approaches and lessons that can replicated to other cities, or the environment (institutional, regulatory, etc.) that needs to be created for such approaches; and to understand the extent to which the driver of Toyama city’s urban development strategy was based on the challenge of an ageing population, and therefore the applicability to developing countries with different demographics. Chapter one give introduction; chapter two is compact city planning; chapter three is inclusive community planning; chapter four presents disaster risk management; chapter five is waste management; chapter six is effective resilience management approach; and chapter seven concludes.


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Development Knowledge of Toyama City (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.