Itseems tome thatthere exista cityversus villageconceptwithan emphasis toward cities. We say“theflowof agricultural population into cities”or“dispersion ofurban population”. I am of theopinionthatruralcommunities are citieswhose means ofproduction is agriculture.
Agriculturalcities, industrial cities, consumption cities andrecreationcities shouldeachform an integral part ofacompact community.Adistinct urban system should existbetweenthose cities.Agricultural cities have apotential as future cities. Andthat is thereasonwhy it isnecessaryto have a basicplanfor their future expansion.
The basic unitof the rural area ofJapanis500 m x 500 mcommunity centered around a shrine,agrammar school and a temple.Accordingto the proposed plan, roads,water services, electricity,monorails forworkand other facilitiesareinstalled4 metersabove ground. This will enable commonhandlingand administering of agriculturalworks.