We believe that SDGs need to be achieved so that no one may be left behind, through the full participation of everyone. We want each and everyone to understand that the SDGs are not mere goals, are not something of the far-off future, and are not solely the problems of some far-off place. Instead, we want all people to ask themselves what they can and should do now for the future, and then to go do it. This project has helped us to understand first-hand just how crucial this is.
Tsunashima in Yokohama City is now running as the second SST project, and a third urban development is planned for Osaka. Panasonic is not the only company that is faced with dealing with former plant sites and idle lands. We have had a growing number of inquiries from many other companies and local government organizations, and we are beginning to start to provide them with proposals based on our experience and know-how. I hope to continue to work on urban development projects that are based, first and foremost, on actual lifestyles in the future, all the while remaining aware of sustainability and SDGs, and working together with various kinds of partners, both in Japan and around the world.
The SST project started with a small study group more than ten years ago, but the initial motivation behind it remains unchanged and has shaped the project as it is today. I hope that those who work on this project after me will continue to make ongoing contributions toward the achievement of the SDGs through SST.