Development of multi-actor partnership on boundary space: - A case study of urban design studio at University of Tokyo in Kashiwa-no-ha area, Chiba -

Saori Kashihara, Yuri Yahara, Takeru Kitazawa, Takeshi Ueno, Hidetoshi Maeda

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The possibility of interaction between boundary space and multiactor partnership was examined through a series of workshops and event planning meetings. Starting from a proposal in university studio course, students acted as coordinator among several actors neighboring the site, eventually led to an establishment of community design organization. In the process of partnership building, design operation was made twice, using small devices and as a site for event venue. The spatial layout was discussed and improved as the number of actors increased. Key findings to promote the interaction between boundary space and multi-actor partnership are: neutrality of coordinator; continuity between each workshop; diversity of the participants; and urban design center as a base of community design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-902
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct
Externally publishedYes



  • Boundary space
  • Community design
  • Multi-actor partnership
  • Students
  • Workshops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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