To create good urban form, correlation of various factors is significant. Cities and projects have executed coordination systems such as municipal urban design team, town management, design review and so on. This paper focuses on urban design center as an organization to contribute spatial design, to provide platform to local communities, to have its own place open to public and to be run by experts. The case is Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha, which has been managed since 2006 by local government, communities, universities and developer to work for a suburb being developed around a commuting station in Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ) 75 (655), 2203-2212, 2010
Architectural Institute of Japan