Development plan of the Southern Kyoto

Development plan of the Southern Kyoto

The 5-year development plan was put forward in 2002. It concentrated on three major area, which are the urban design of the townscape outside the Southern exit of Kyoto station, the maintenance of the highly concentrated neighborhood and the revitalization of Fushima district [1].

As for the infrastructure, the government made an effort on the densification of the road network and the strengthening of public transportation. The Omiya bridge, which was finished by 2003 [2], together with ring roads provided citizens with great convenience commuting. Moreover, roads connecting Kyoto to adjacent cities, such as Osaka were also proposed. The 2nd Keihan Road (Ogura Ike IC to Hirata Higashi IC) and Keisei Bypass (Between Hugo Pond IC and Kuyamayama JCT) were constructed by 2002. Meanwhile, a set of measurements were adopted to promote public transportation. The Kyoto administration also suggested the possible industry that could thrive at the Southern district. With the University of Kyoto located in the Sakyo Ward, a collaboration of industry, education and scientific research was promoted. Besides, a regional platform was established to support the development of small and medium enterprises. The concept of making Kyoto a city of superior technology was put forward as well [1].

The plan was a successful move of Kyoto’s zoning development. The southern district of creative industries has been a helpful assistant towards the modernization of the city and the preservation of the historical heritages.


[1] “京都市南部創造のまちづくり推進プログラム”. 2002. Kyoto City Official Website. Accessed December 22, 2017.

[2] “新・京都市南部創造まちづくり 推進プラン”. 2002. Kyoto City Official Website. Accessed December 22, 2017.

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