■ Social Contribution
We aim to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the sustainable community development activities of the government and residents, actually participated in the community creation activities in rural areas, and research activities are conducted. By interviews and questionnaires we analyze the secrets of the effects and success of environmental policies and sustainable regional development policy through the data analysis. These outcome is provided to a domestic organization "The coalition of Local Govermenta for Eivironmental Initative". We have also got to have leverage to environmental policies and local development in the whole municipalities.
■ Create the cheerful town that takes advantage of local environmental resources and human resources!
This laboratory is researching about the processes and effects to create a sustainable city, which suffer from the decline of population and industry. We focus on the local rural village "economic development projects in the area" and, such as through economic revitalization that utilize environmental resources. We are working for nature conservation, natural energy utilization, waste reduction, mall activation and transportation network maintenance by the support of the enuvurinmental and regional learning from infants to university students.
■ main research themes
- effect analysis and policy proposals of environmental policy and regional creating policies such as rural areas
- success factor analysis of environmental policies and urban and transport policy in German Cities and its application to Japan
- measurement of effect by sustainable indicators about environmental education and ESD (education for sustainable development)
■ study area
Uchiko town (Japan), Freiburg(Germany) etc.
Local Creation ,Environmental Policy