Social Innovation as Re-combination of Interests by Use of Unused Real Estates
In recent years, constructing the social innovation theory based on entrepreneurs’concepts related to city planning study is receiving a lot of attention. Existing studies have been conducted to analyze re-combination of interests for mobilizing local people with vested rights (stakeholders). As for existing studies, excessive attention was paid on sharing of value based on cognitive legitimacy and innovation
based on social legitimacy, integration of abstract level. Therefore, it is a low reproducibility description model.
This theoretical limitation can be solved by building the arena by a new value, arranging physical entities and creating businesses based on a concept of Re-combination of interests. To prove this empirically, regional regeneration carried out by KUROKABE corporation in Nagahama city and KITAKYUSHUYAMORI-SYA corporation in
Kitakyushu city is examined. In this example, the physical entity, an unused real estate enabled mobilization of resources of stakeholders and realized the regional regeneration program. Key words: Community regeneration, Social innovation, City planning, Use of unused real estates, Re-combination of interests