R&D ProjectsEnsuring Sustainability at Local Government Level through Promoting Implementation of Multigenerational Participatory Stock Management Methods
Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Chiba University
General Description of the Research Project
To achieve sustainability within a society fraught with depopulation and super aging, maintenance and handover of healthy capital stock (including human, manmade, natural and social capital) which serve as the foundations of society are essential. It is therefore vital that we discuss appropriate maintenance, management and use of capital stock taking account possible future transitions, and develop comprehensive regional design. As capital stock varies across regions it is important that local governments carry out stock management independently, but currently they lack the proper experience.
In this project, we will develop for local government officials a database to compare the current capital stock among local governments and software to project future capital stock. This project also aims to ensure sustainability at regional levels by manualizing and disseminating a stock management methodology including policy scenarios based on future forecast and consensus building with multigenerational participation.