FY2010 Special Coordination Fund for Promoting Science and Technology:"Social System Reformation Program for Creation of New Society matching Climate Change"

Urban Reformation Program for Realization of Bright Low Carbon Society


Social Experiment

Reason why we make social experiments in Kashiwa City

  1. Kashiwa City is a suburban city that has a urban function and nature, that is farmland, in abundance. The city, however, cannot realize the low-carbonization by only combining technologies and systems of urban and rural areas
  2. Agriculture is her important industry, but fallow farmland and vacant residential land are anticipated to increase. Therefore mitigation and adaptation measures are expected to be achieved by utilizing these remaining green areas.
  3. While her aging population is rapidly increasing from now on, the increased elderly can be utilized as workforce.
  4. The University of Tokyo and Kashiwa City have been cooperating to make many social experiments.(Concept of Kashiwa-no-ha International Campus Town)
  5. Mayor of Kashiwa City eagerly supports to promote social experiments.

Example: Social business for revitalization of Toyoshiki-dai area in Kashiwa City, with Institute of Gerontology , the University of Tokyo