Modern industrialization around the castle town Ogaki
The process to acquire the resilient urban infrastructure
This study focuses on Ogaki as a typical example of a local city in Japan, reveals the process of modernizing the urban management method. In this process, urban structure was renovated with adding new infrastructures on the composition of the previous period. It shows that building of the infrastructure system for modern industry in Ogaki City had been carried out with the collaboration not only among several vertical administrative systems, but between the ex-samurai class and merchants. Ogaki City began to change rapidly after the 1920s, when a comprehensive regional water infrastructure system beyond the scale of the city was implemented. City planning was institutionalized in the middle of this foundation construction process and supported the realization of the concept shared among merchants. In the stage when the Street Network (1930) and the Canal Project (1937) were decided as the city planning, the cooperative relationship between flood control, energy supply, and water and land transportation had been completed. The concept of industrial urbanization was shared even in a state where there was no manifestation of the master plan, and the city planning was institutionalized in the middle of this foundation construction process and supported the realization of this concept.
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