Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

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This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural responses. This provides a new approach to landuse planning that addresses not only economic development but also cultural values and ecological integrity. This book is a key reference text for development planners, postgraduate students, policymakers, scientists and others interested in the environment and development.



Kanto–Chubu cluster: The future of Satoyama, Satoumi and cities

In conjunction with the development and expansion of urban areas, the artificial alteration of natural environments and the globalization of commerce and economies have been accelerating in each region. In the midst of this, the JSSA Kanto–Chubu cluster report regards satoyama and satoumi areas as models for sustainable ecosystems. In these satoyama and satoumi areas, local people, nature and culture are unified, harmonize with each other and coexist. The Kanto–Chubu cluster evaluated the current conditions of the ecosystems in satoyama and satoumi and urban areas, and discussed new values and an ideal society to take advantage of these satoyama and satoumi landscapes.


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