Developing Interactive Rural-Urban Systems to Improve Human Well-being

Principal Investigator

MORI Koichiro

Shiga University

Area : Jakarta and Medan in Indonesia, Sabae, Saijo, Umajimura and Toyooka in Japan

The purpose of this research is to develop interactive urban-rural systems that can address global environmental problems and enhance human well-being within global environmental limits. The project investigates our hypotheses that the incomplete division of labour between urban and rural areas and virtual movement from urban to rural areas can provide strategies to abate problems related to urban overcrowding. The project will conduct social practical experiments.