Who Should Maintain Unused Public Lands? : To Foster Citizens' Behaviours Based on Private and Local Needs in Order to Overcome Public Issues on Japanese Context
It seems that the citizen groups have the shared value with Saitama City Office which wants to enhance the function of the multi-purpose square. However, most citizen groups have reasons, which do not correspond to the Office’s demand, based on each private and local need such as to avoid negative impact caused by the construction of tall buildings even after they will be sold. Therefore, citizen groups hope to establish the multi-purpose squares and to keep a moderate function of them with minimal costs for the maintenance and management, and the Office does actively not require paying a large amount of their cost. Consequently, there are a lot of citizen groups which are able to take part in the maintenance and management of the lands, and then the number of multi-purpose squares has increased there.