The Ryokuen-tosi was selected as the winner of the 16th “The Residential Townscape Award”.
The exciting information below was provided and translated by Fuminobu Negish of our Sister Community in Ryokuen-tosi, Japan. We had the honor of welcoming Negishi san, in October of 2019- Shown below.
We are pleased to announce Ryokuen-toshi was selected as the winner of the 16th “The Residential Townscape Award” (‘AWARD’) this January (2021). The official awards ceremony is this July (2021). We are proud Ryokuen-toshi is recognized as one of the best cities in Japan by the relevant organizations, as we received similar awards twice in the past (see below).
You have Mr. Kengo Mise, President of Ryokuen-toshi Community Association (RCA) on the right side of the photo and Mr. Tsuneo Sugeno, Vice-President of RCA on the left side.
Purpose of the AWARD
Local residents maintain and manage the surrounding environment to ensure safety, cleanliness, greenery, and townscape. It is great to see such local community activities being
activated. However, at the same time, the environment is deteriorating due to densification caused by land subdivision (which is unique to Japan's limited land area), causing a decrease in greenery.
In the future, more and more progress in maintaining and managing activities by residents and resident organizations is expected. Considering this situation, the AWARD commends and supports residents' organizations that have made achievements in maintenance and management activities as models for urban development.
Sponsorship: The MACHINAMI Foundation-A Coordinator of Beautiful Townscape-
(Remarks: MACHINAMI means literally townscape)
Town Development of the Month Executive Committee
Backing: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,
Japan Housing Finance Corporation.
Urban Renaissance Agency.
Japan Federation of Housing Organizations.
Japan Federation of Architects Association.
Japan Federation of Architect Firms Association.
Housing and Community Foundation.
- In 2004, Ryokuen-toshi won the "Beautiful Townscape Excellence Award".
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism awarded the 2004 "Excellence Award for Beautiful Towns and Villages" to the district that made comprehensive efforts to create and nurture beautiful towns and villages, including both hardware and software, through cooperation between the government and the private sector.
- In 2005, Ryokuen-toshi won “The Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ‘Green City’ Award”.
The purpose of this award is to promote adding green areas to cities and towns and creating a comfortable and earth-friendly living environment. Such is accomplished through the conservation of greenery by honoring organizations that have achieved outstanding results in green conservation and creation activities with the aim of creating the green cities and towns of tomorrow.