Transforming Lifestyle into Sustainable Future: Learning from The Japanese Attitudes in Environmentally Development

Dewiyanti, Dhini (2010) Transforming Lifestyle into Sustainable Future: Learning from The Japanese Attitudes in Environmentally Development. In: Prosiding The 2nd. International Seminar on Tropical Eco-Settlements, Sanur Denpasar Indonesia Green Infrastructure: A Strategy to Sustain Urban Settlements. Bandung. ISBN 978-602-8330-46-6

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The core of this paper is to emphasize the important of human impact to the environment, and we must change our attitudes immediately into be more wise, especially for facing the nature. We should try to consider the social and cultural approach to face an environmentally development . Japan's environmental history and current policies reflect a balance between Economic Development and Environmental Protection. Japanese dwelling have traditionally reflected Japanese attitudes toward nature and designed not to exclude the nature, but to harmonize with it. Although currently the major cities in Japan tend to build their shelters vertically, but they still maintained their local culture. This paper will describe the review of the Japanese culture to the pattern of their habitable. While living in the modern era with advanced technology, they can still maintain a balanced development between physical development, economy, culture and environment. Influence of living humbly and simplify assist them in controlling the environment. The effect of second world war, made Japan's pursuit of deterioration with rapid economic development, which inevitably had an impact on physical development. Ironically, while the West was discovering some of the qualities of Japanese content through Modernism, the Japanese were discovering Western Modernism in part as a continuation of their modernization and imitation of the West. Consciousness began to emerge them when they felt that something missing from their lives, namely: the meaning of life. This awareness, made them looking forward to go back on the strength of their social culture. The result is a balanced development, which leads them to sustainable development especially in ecosettlement (or ecotropical concept which more appropriate in Indonesia). These experiences can be used for the Indonesian people, to always return to the values of local wisdom, by starting to change back to the way that we live.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social and Cultural Approach, Lifestyle, Attitudes, Local Wisdom
Subjects: 700_THE ARTS; FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS > 720_Architecture.
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Depositing User: Mia Hayati Kosasih
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 02:48
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 02:48

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