- Architectural Institute of Japan
- 日本建築学会計画系論文集 (ISSN:13404210)
- vol.78, no.686, pp.941-948, 2013
Ogaki, a castle town, is one of the most successful cities in attracting modern industries. This study is to investigate why the modern canal was planned as an alternative to the pre-modern canal, and how it was converted to a part of the drainage system of the city without its completion. Findings are as follows. 1) The old canal had lost sufficient width and depth to make navigation possible. 2) The new canal also lacked capacity for modern transportation. 3) The major objective of the new canal was seemingly to drain waste water from chemical factories.