Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Starting Year: 1997
GPC supported Kyushu University and ANS Consultants, Fukuoka, Japan in carrying out a comprehensive planning research project which is being funded by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). The project involves the extensive use of GIS and related technologies for the planning, design, construction and ongoing management of a new community of 50,000 people near Fukuoka on the Japanese island of Kyushu. The project is unique because it involves a full community life-cycle application of GIS to site planning, community masterplanning and design, construction management, and ongoing community management.