CURRENT SITUATION EVALUATION OF TAKASAKI CITY BY FORMULATING MODEL OF URBAN POWER
Keywords:Provincial city, Urban power, Takasaki City, Current condition evaluation
The aim of the present study is to indicate objective position of a local city other than the prefectural capital location by formulating model of urban power and current condition evaluation. Specific methods are as follows: 1) formulate a model of urban power; 2) evaluate the current situation of Takasaki City; and 3) clarify direction to tackle in order to improve Takasaki City in the future by formulating model of urban power and current condition evaluation. The results obtained in the present study can be summarized as
follows: 1) In order to maintain urban power of local cities, it is necessary to industrial activities that create bustling communities such as commerce; 2) It is indispensable to enhance transportation system such as Shinkansen, railway and expressway, and to enhance the bases of home center and department store; and 3) The annual sales of goods value of Takasaki City is larger than that of Maebashi City, the prefectural office location in Gunma, and is considered to be contributed by department store, Shinkansen, and expressway.