Location: Tokyo, Japan
Starting Year: 1996
Mark Sorensen led a team of planners and GIS specialists in the analysis of Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The purpose of the assessment was to understand development opportunities and constraints, environmental preservation, urban growth and expansion, and other needs facing the region. This information was used to identify land capacity and urban expansion trends and the identification of areas where these competing uses might compete. It was also used to identify potential sites for various facilities and services, such as new housing communities, golf courses, recreational parks, and environmental preservation zones..