Research on the Buffer Effect of Canals

by Masato Nakae, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,
Norihisa Yokouchi, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,
Shin-ichi Sakurai, Nihon Univ, Funabashi, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Japan II


In Japan, canals for transport have been developed on the coast of urban areas. Recently, it has become evident that those areas are under chaotic conditions due to the decline of the use of canals for transport, relocation of coastal facilities to offshore wharves, relocation of factories to suburbs, and growing number of offices and high storied residential buildings in that the city infrastructure has not been completely fixed. Concerning these points, it is important to revalue and study canals from other angles with regard to their functions.

Subject Headings: Canals | Ports and harbors | Economic factors | Urban and regional development | Transportation networks | Offshore structures | Suburbs | Residential buildings | Japan | Asia

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