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Iki City, Nagasaki Prefecture To a rich island where businesses and young people gather with the ideas of all the islanders
Economy

Iki City, Nagasaki Prefecture To a rich island where businesses and young people gather with the ideas of all the islanders

Tatsuno Island (Image courtesy of Iki City)Iki City, a remote island in Nagasaki Prefecture, has begun various initiatives based on dialogue with residents and interaction with people outside the island to address issues such as population decline, declining birthrate and aging population, and lack of successors to primary industries. ..Iki, a remote island suffering from a shortage of successorsIki City, Nagasaki Prefecture is a remote island in the Sea of ​​Japan in the northern part of Nagasaki Prefecture. It is easily accessible from Hakata Port in Fukuoka City, and is located about an hour by high-speed boat and about two hours by ferry. The scale of the island is about 17km north-south and about 15km east-west, and it is characterized by a lot of flat land. Beef cattle are actively b...
When the city devours the fields
Middle class

When the city devours the fields

Land consumption, strollers on the wrong track – and where to put the liquid manure? Agriculture is fighting against displacement. Visiting farmers on the outskirts of the big city. DA light wind blows through the green stalks of the winter barley – a harbinger of the thunderstorm, whose dark clouds are gathering over the Taunus. Axel Schmidt would have no objection to rain. There are currently more of them than in previous years, but the field beans that the Harheim farmer grows are thirsty. The grain, on the other hand, is behind schedule because of the cool weather, and the sugar beets were hit by the cold nights. Anyone who practices agriculture depends on the weather. It will probably always stay that way. What is changing is the environment in which the farmers work. Th...
Experiments allowed
Car and traffic

Experiments allowed

Retail is suffering from the corona pandemic. Cities have to question themselves in order to attract people to their centers. A car-free city is one of them. EHope can be felt in many places. The incidence falls, the temperature rises. Confidence is growing these days that the infection situation of the corona pandemic is improving, that shops, schools and restaurants will stay up and that cities will be revitalized. Despite the reduced pandemic restrictions, trade remains in flux and so does the inner city.The digital business continues to take purchases away from local stores. The retail sector is troubled when the plans for car-free city centers should drive them away more customers. It certainly doesn’t have to be the case that fewer cars in front of the door bring in less ...
Cars have to stay outside
Middle class

Cars have to stay outside

Vehicles are said to be disappearing from inner cities more and more often. A good idea? In any case, it contains explosives. What is missing in many places is a concept. In Hamburg’s Ottensen district two years ago, the passage was over. Cars were barely allowed to drive through the center. Because some streets became a pedestrian zone in September 2019, although cyclists were allowed to pass by at walking pace and there were exceptions for drivers. For six months, the “Ottensen Makes Space” project showed where many cities in Germany want to go: stop for cars, give way for non-motorized traffic, fewer parking spaces and more space in public space.With the corona pandemic, the change in the city center is accelerating even more. Even beforehand, shopkeepers worried that fewer ...