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Kumamoto City is known as ‘Forest capital’ and citizens have a special attachment to the trees. Shirakawa River running through central city is called as ‘Greenery Area’ which is a symbol of ‘Forest capital’. Meanwhile, here was very weak for flooding. That is why the reconciliation between flood prevention and green conservation was a big issue for a long time. With long citizen participations and attentive design studies, strengthening flood prevention and conserving trees, symbols and identity of the city, the river is transforming Kumamoto’s riverside landscape for the future.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Ichiro Kobayashi, Professor, Kumamoto University + Seichi Imae + Kyozou Iwanaga + Shubun Fukudome + Toshitarou Minomo + Shirakawa city part landscape, Utilization Review Committee
Yuji Hoshino/ Kota Masuyama/ Landscape Design Laboratory, Kumamoto University + Kumamoto LCA, Inc. + Nishinihon Institute of Technology. + ORIENTAL CONSULTANTS Co., Ltd. + CTI Engineering Co., Ltd.
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