This is a paper that was presented in the annual conference of Association of European School of Planning in Prague, 2015. The paper was published from Meijigakuin University Press, "Keizai Kenkyu."
In order to execute a good urban planning, one should understand how people image their city. However, most of Japanese cities have tendency to neglect how people conceive their city. This neglect is even stronger toward teenagers, thus making most of Japanese cities unfriendly to them.
For the purpose of making up for these situations, the research is conducted in order to understand how high school students living in Tokyo perceive their city. The research has applied Kevin Lynch’s Image Map Study and asked 192 high school students to draw the map of Tokyo.