Influence of Jean Gottmann's thought on national development plans in Japan


  • Jun Yamashita



Gottmann, Japan, National Development


The author is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies at Kyushu University, Japan. He got his Ph. D from the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Lund University, Sweden. His main research interests address regional structure, urban policies, and regional and environmental planning. He also teaches GIS at Kyushu and Nagasaki Universities. His recent works on the aforementioned research themes include Tokyo: satellites and GIS for the new capital" (co-author, Sistema Terra, 1997), "A note on suitable cities: From the viewpoint of regional structure" (Comprehensive Environmental Studies, 1998), "A sustainable city or technopolis?: Technical innovation in environmental coexistence in Nagasaki, Japan" (in K. Kobayashi et al., Local Knowledge and Innovation, 1999)



How to Cite

Yamashita, J. (2003). Influence of Jean Gottmann’s thought on national development plans in Japan. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 70(422/423), pp. 358–365.