Mar 17, 2021
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Sep 24, 2019
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data-driven services through cross-sector collaboration---
Osaka, Japan — Panasonic Corporation has joined 13 companies in drawing up plans for a new urban development project called Suita Sustainable Smart Town （Suita SST）, engaging in advanced town planning to help resolve issues faced by today's society.
Based on the "Suitable Town for Fine Tomorrows" concept, companies from different industries will cooperate to develop multidisciplinary initiatives while also working to create new services utilizing town data. Moreover, Suita City, with whom Panasonic as well as other companies will be collaborating, hopes to take advantage of the Suita SST momentum to further promote its initiatives in developing towns that are ecologically advanced, towns with a focus on health and medical services mainly in the Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town （Kento）*1 being developed nearby among others to improve the value of the entire Suita City area.
Suita SST, to be built on a former Panasonic factory site, is Panasonic's third Sustainable Smart Town project, but the first such urban development in the Kansai region. The land area of 2.3 hectares will be home to a new town where multi-generations can live, gather, and interact. The town will comprise of condominiums for families, seniors, a residential complex for singles, a wellness complex （with serviced housing for the elderly and a group home for the elderly with dementia; at-home care facilities; and a tutoring school and a licensed childcare center）, a commercial complex and a community park.
With regards to energy, steps will be taken for collectively receiving electricity for use by the whole area, as well as the application of after-FIT electricity and non–fossil fuel energy certificates, in an effort to substantially cover the town's total electricity consumption through renewable energy sources and become Japan's first "100% Renewable Energy Town."*2 In addition, efforts will be made to improve the town's energy resilience through the use of EV storage batteries and advanced gas equipment in residential facilities. On security, the plan involves the creation of a town security model for a safe, secure, and hospitable environment through progressive implementation of robotics and facial recognition technology as well as the establishment of a town security center. On the wellness front, educational, medical and social welfare services will be provided to support all generations from children to the elderly, and using human activity sensors we hope to make early detection, prevention, and mitigation of dementia possible. There are also plans for the creation of an architecture code to support healthy town planning and the creation of spaces to that end. With regards to community, cross-generation interaction will be promoted through the provision of shared town facilities and the establishment of spaces including a park built to combat urban heat island effects.
Also under consideration, is the establishment of a town management organization, which would be tasked with creating a sense of community.
Furthermore, Panasonic will create the "Suitable Town Platform" through cross-industry cooperation to provide ideal town services at the optimal time based on each individual resident's lifestyles.
Town planning for Suita SST will also include initiatives linked to the improvement of the value of the region through reciprocal links with Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town, being developed nearby. The project also aims to contribute to resolution of societal issues faced by Japan – a super aging society achievement of the SDGs, and realization of Society 5.0.
A multi-generation smart town that caters to young adults, families, and senior citizens. In addition to a total of 365 condominiums, multi-generation residential facilities will have a wellness complex, a commercial complex, and a community park.
（Image of the entire town. The town is still under planning and plans are subject to change.）
[Location] Kishibe 5-chome, Suita City Land area: 23,465.80 m2
[Schedule] Construction to commence in 2020; town opening planned for spring 2022.
[Facilities] Developer:Panasonic Homes Co., Ltd.; JR West Real Estate & Development Company
Suita SST will create a platform together with its partners. By understanding people's lifestyles from a wide range of touchpoints and providing partner services optimal for each individual, Suita SST will realize an updatable living catered to each resident.
We will further promote initiatives for improvement of the value of the region as a whole through reciprocal links with the Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town being developed by Suita City nearby.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 582 subsidiaries and 87 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 8.003 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2019. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic:https://www.panasonic.com/global.
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