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6th Workshop on Social Capital and Development Trends

Date: July 1 - 2, 2009
Venue: N.Ohama Memorial Hall, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan

Organized by:
- MARG (Marginal Area Research Group)
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Centre for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 26

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This workshop has been held annually in order to discuss sustainable development of rural areas and provide innovative academic perspective regarding social capital. The sixth workshop was held on 1st to 4th July 2009 in Ishigaki Island, Japan. The 6th Workshop fluently transpired along two days with total presentation of the 26 excellent participants from various research topics related to social capital cases of Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Malaysia as well as Indonesia.


At the sixth workshop, the participants have showed excellent achievements of the issue of their respective research fields such as social and economic geography, economics, civil engineering, and regional science. The collaboration among various researchers strike sparks off each other. The main issues at the sixth workshop can be divided into two as follows; (i) welfare development with social capital, (ii) entrepreneurship and voluntary association in providing public service and trust building.
The next seventh Workshop will be held at Jonkoping with theme "Sustainable Regional Growth and Development in the Creative Knowledge Economy" integratedly with the 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International on August 19th-23rd, 2010. Participants on deepening research collaboration in the future Workshops. This workshop has promoted effective and efficient water environment planning towards the achievement of sustainable development and zero discharge community and to uphold integrated, holistic and sustainable land use and water environmental planning research through uses of good practices, methodologies, techniques, and technologies between Malaysia and Japanese universities and academia.