100 Ideas to Save the World

Ideas in Regional Renewal

Be inspired! Introducing 100 passionate stories of efforts and innovations that pave the way towards the UN's 17 SDGs. From the treasure trove of NHK WORLD-JAPAN's rich content library.

Our 6th episode is all about regional renewal, with 4 ideas for upping local appeal while protecting the environment. On a remote Taiwanese island, they're offering free rentals of stainless-steel cups to help keep the seas free of plastic. In Tokyo, architect Kuma Kengo is proposing a new kind of park for a new kind of city. A town in Iwate Prefecture is using geothermal energy and IoT farm management to revitalize the region. And in Kyoto Prefecture, preserving traditional houses is key to the city's future appeal.