R&D ProjectsBuilding a Support System to Public Facility Management for a Sustainable Region
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Maebashi Institute of Technology
General Description of the Research Project
In many provincial municipalities, financial conditions have deteriorated, in step with depopulation, falling birth rates and aging of population, resulting in a difficulty in raising revenue to maintain and manage public properties such as public buildings and civil engineering infrastructure. However, due to poor understanding of the current state of public properties, local governments and residents have little sense of crisis.
In this project, we build a support system so that local government officers, together with multigenerational residents, can develop ideal visions of public properties as the foundation of community life. Specifically, based on the rating on deterioration and usage of public properties, we will provide guidelines for public property management taking account of the need of future generations and develop a consensus building approach among stakeholders including local residents and assembly members. With the accumulated knowledge obtained in this process, we will build a platform to support various areas.