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IJET 2018 Vol.10(2): 132-139 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1047

A Study on System for Reuse of Vacant Houses of a Historic Town by an Intermediate Organization Viewing from Habitants’ Perception

Yumi Sumida and Nobuo Mishima
Abstract—This study focuses on vacant houses which become a social problem recently especially in local cities. The study area is a historic area in Japan called Hizen Hamashuku in which traditional townscape left and the house owners can receive subsidy from government to repair and renovate their buildings. Yet, vacant houses were increasing by low birthrate and aging. Thus, local habitants’ recognition on reuse of vacant houses in the area was analyzed, and its problem was discussed to build a system of better use and management of the vacant houses. As a methodology, a questionnaire survey was conducted to clarify the idea of the owner of the vacant houses in the area. Then, basic situations of the vacant houses and wishes of the owners could be confirmed, and valuable data for utilization of the vacant houses for future of the area could be obtained. In addition, a questionnaire survey was conducted to NPO of the study area and persons who had moved to live into the area from the outside. Thus, we could discuss a system for reuse of the vacant houses from each viewpoint.

Index Terms—Local historic town, historic preservation area, reuse of vacant house, questionnaire survey, role of intermediate organization.

Yumi Sumida is with the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Saga University, Saga city, Japan (e-mail: 16577009@edu.cc.saga-u.ac.jp).
Nobuo Mishima was with University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 1988, 1990, and 1995 respectively. He also studied at Faculty of architecture and urban planning, Tech. Univ. of Vienna, Austria, as a scholarship student of Austrian government with Joint Study Program between two institutions, from October of 1990 to March of 1993. He is now with Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Saga University, Saga city, Japan (e-mail: mishiman@cc.saga-u.ac.jp).

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Cite: Yumi Sumida and Nobuo Mishima, "Study on System for Reuse of Vacant Houses of a Historic Town by an Intermediate Organization Viewing from Habitants’ Perception," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 132-139, 2018.

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