<b>奈良町北地区における家族形態・居住形態の変化と居住地の持続性 </b>:<b>-単身居住への動きからみた- </b>  [in Japanese] <b>Changes in Family and Dwelling Styles, and the Sustainability of Residences in North Nara-machi </b>:<b>-Viewed from the Tendency Toward One-person Residences - </b>  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 牧野 唯 MAKINO Yui
    • 奈良女子大学大学院人間文化研究科 Department of Human Environmental Design, Graduate School of Nara Women's University
    • 今井 範子* IMAI* Noriko
    • 奈良女子大学大学院人間文化研究科 Department of Human Environmental Design, Graduate School of Nara Women's University

Abstract

This research uses the North Nara-machi district as a case study, and examines changes in family structure and dwelling styles, and the sustainability of residences in this historical environment from the perspective of the trend toward one-person households. A survey in 2000 of the North Nara-machi district showed that residents were aging and showing a tendency to live separately from their children. Based on this, a new survey was conducted focusing primarily on 33 one-person households. The results showed the subsequent changes of people living alone, as well as the characteristics of their residences, and the awareness of the residents. (1) Due to the passage of about 10 years since the 2000 survey, 19 of the 238 households covered by the survey showed a change in inhabitancy, or the residences became unoccupied or were converted into vacant lots or parking lots. Of those 19, 10 became one-person households. (2) When the characteristics of the residences of one-person households were examined, the underlying reasons for the difficulty of inheriting dwellings were major problems with dwelling size and the spatial composition of traditional townhouses. (3) In terms of inheritance of dwellings to the next generation, prospects for inheritance are strongly related to vacating or rebuilding the residence. Promoting a cycle where people move into homes in this district is an urgent issue.

This research uses the North Nara-machi district as a case study, and examines changes in family structure and dwelling styles, and the sustainability of residences in this historical environment from the perspective of the trend toward one-person households. A survey in 2000 of the North Nara-machi district showed that residents were aging and showing a tendency to live separately from their children. Based on this, a new survey was conducted focusing primarily on 33 one-person households. The results showed the subsequent changes of people living alone, as well as the characteristics of their residences, and the awareness of the residents. (1) Due to the passage of about 10 years since the 2000 survey, 19 of the 238 households covered by the survey showed a change in inhabitancy, or the residences became unoccupied or were converted into vacant lots or parking lots. Of those 19, 10 became one-person households. (2) When the characteristics of the residences of one-person households were examined, the underlying reasons for the difficulty of inheriting dwellings were major problems with dwelling size and the spatial composition of traditional townhouses. (3) In terms of inheritance of dwellings to the next generation, prospects for inheritance are strongly related to vacating or rebuilding the residence. Promoting a cycle where people move into homes in this district is an urgent issue.

Journal

  • Journal of Home Economics of Japan

    Journal of Home Economics of Japan 62(12), 783-793, 2011

    The Japan Society of Home Economics

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004774042
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10040097
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0913-5227
  • NDL Article ID
    023379702
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-113
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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