Hokkaido University Public Policy School (HOPS)  will hold the ``2023 HOPS Summer School for Local Representatives and Public Officials'' on August 24th and 25th.


The Graduate School of Public Policy promotes social contribution activities to further revitalize local assemblies and contribute to the self-development and self-study of local assembly members. This summer school will be part of that effort.


This year's theme is "Toward building sustainable regional public transportation - Focusing on the role of municipalities."


Many municipalities in Hokkaido are experiencing a rapid population decline, and in some areas, traditional bus routes cannot be maintained due to a decrease in the number of users. Local public transportation services are essential for living in the community, especially for the elderly and children who do not drive, for shopping, commuting to the hospital, school, etc. In this summer school, researchers and practitioners will learn about the basic viewpoints that local assembly members and local civil servants should have and how to deal with residents, focusing on the role of municipalities in order to build sustainable local public transportation. Learn through lectures and group work on precedent cases, etc. In addition, participants participating in the two-day course will be asked to submit a report as an assignment in advance to enhance the learning effect and use it for group work.


Click here for details on summer school and how to apply. *You will be redirected to the Graduate School of Public Policy website.

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