Fukuoka, Japan

City Green Infrastructure Examples

Stormwater management

Dingyue Cui


Fun Facts

  • With a population of more than 1.5 million, fukuoka is the largest city in the kyushu region.

  • Area: 131.9 square miles

  • Climate: Fukuoka city has a warm climate and short sunshine time in winter, which is characteristic of the climate along the coast of the Sea of Japan. However, the precipitation in winter is significantly less than that in summer. Fukuoka is also one of the cities with frequent lightning storms.

  • Annual rainfall: The average annual temperature is about 62.6 degrees and the average annual precipitation is about 65.6’’

  • Topography: Fukuoka city faces the Genkai Beach and Hakata Bay. The city has only modest changes in elevation with an average of 18 feet above sea level. 

City Green Infrastructure Examples

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

This is the largest seaside park in Japan and also the city park. Stretching about six kilometers from east to west with a total area of about 300 hectares. You can enjoy beautiful seasonal flowers all throughout the year, as well as various activities such as the“Animal Forest” where you can interact with animals, including squirrel monkeys, capybaras.

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ACROS Green Roof

The second is ACROS building has a huge and beautiful green roof. The building has two distinct sides, a traditional building on one side and a terraced roof on the other, where plants blend in with the park. The 60-metre-high garden terrace has an estimated 35,000 species of plants, representing 76 species. The green roof reduces the energy consumption of the building because it keeps the indoor temperature constant and at a comfortable temperature. Green roofs also capture storm water runoff and provide life for insects and birds.


Storm-water Management

Japan in 1963 started the construction of flood detention and saving the rain flood detention pond, will also flood storage pool of rainwater is used as road spraying irrigation, the green city miscellaneous water most of these facilities built underground, to make full use of underground space is built on the ground, as far as possible to satisfy a variety of purposes, such as within the adjustable HongChi building stadiums, rainy season to detention, usually used as a sports ground in recent years, a variety of rainwater infiltration facilities in Japan has been developed rapidly, such as pits sewer infiltration pool, cover an area of an area small, these facilities can adjust measures to local conditions to build have in roof construction of storage system in building the house or building roof water storage and pits.


Sustainable Development Goal Summary

  • natural hazards from heavy rainfall and flooding; 

  • pressure on water resources;

  • health risks from increased heat; 

  • biodiversity loss; and 

  • effects on agricultural produce. Heavy rainfall leading to flooding in Fukuoka City Suggestion and conclusions


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