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UDCK assists cooperation between the government, residents and private businesses, in an effort to form high-quality urban spaces, rich in creativity and fit for an International Campus Town. This involves a comprehensive approach, which includes investigation/consultation regarding public spaces, suggestions related to building activities, assistance in gaining local agreement and the management of an urban design awareness program.

Research on Design Management Measures

Development of residential land lots and building construction are starting take full root in the Kashiwa-no-ha area along with the progress of land readjustment projects. And because of this, there is a need to enrich and strengthen design guidelines and provide detailed landscaping rules for the realization of pleasant urban landscapes and living environments. Through discussions with the government, businesses and residents, UDCK promotes investigation and research on design management measures, based on the public-private-academic partnership, as part of the Landscape Management Organization※ designated by the city.

※UDCK was assigned to the project implementation section (a general incorporated association) of this organization in July of 2013.

Landscape & Community-Building Events

We regularly conduct events such as landscape-themed machiaruki (walks around the city) and forums/symposiums for discussions on the themes of environmental symbiotic development and maintenance of greenery in the city.

Town Planning with Agriculture


UDCK participates and cooperates in the Farming Town Committee, organized under the public-private-academic partnership with the goal of establishing a "garden city that coexists with urban agriculture" in the area around Kashiwa Tanaka Station. In the Farming Town Committee, work such as the establishment/management of an Eco-friendly Convenience Station (a center for information and activities), establishment/management of an agricultural experience farm, and the creation of a landscape guidebook for making use of the inherent the agricultural village scenery are underway.

Discussions on Public Space Design

UDCK provides technical support to design studies, conferences, and adjustments in the maintenance of public spaces in the Kashiwa-no-ha area (streets, parks, reservoirs, etc) based on the public-private-academic partnership.

Ryokuen no Michi (Green Axis)
In terms of the Green Axis defined by the Campus Town Initiative, we participate and provide technical assistance to consultations with administrative organizations and landowners regarding ways to improve the axis' quality, greening the road along it, and management methods related to this greening.

Neighborhood Park & Reservoir
Discussions with administrative organizations are underway regarding maintenance of the neighborhood park and further diversifying the nature in the Kashiwa-no-ha area in order to create a place of greenery and respite in the Kashiwa-no-ha area, with its currently growing population. This maintenance work is gradually showing progress.

Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Station West Exit
With the mixed-use development around Kashiwa-no-ha Campus Station's west exit in the spring of 2014, features of the station-front plaza and street were improved to befit their position as the face of the town. Starting with improved paving and greening achieved through the use of tall zelkova trees, the improvement included outdoor sofas, power/water sources for events, and a symbolic sign for the town selected through a design competition.