Regional and Social Environmental Design Laboratory
Designing reciprocal relationships between the changing streets and people
We endeavor to solve the problems faced by cities and communities in Japan, which has matured as a society. Specifically, we conduct research on urban design methods that connect the changing urban spaces with the societal relationship in communities. Our research topics include the discovery of new social groups, regeneration of public spaces that are not used effectively and renewal of cities to deal with the aging society. Placing fieldwork at the center of our research, we carry out practical projects through communication with local residents, local government employees and specialists.
|Architectural Institute of Japan|
The City Planning Institute of Japan
Japan Society of Lifology
Urban planning, Community planning, Town development, Urban regeneration, Regional reinvigoration, Resident participation, Disaster preparedness in cities, Regional community, Town development regarding landscape as assets
Many of our graduates are doing very well in their jobs at local governments or private firms with regard to reviving flagging shopping districts and regenerating urban areas packed densely with buildings to avoid catastrophes at the time of a disaster.
- Research on social environment designs that help people pass on cities and communities to future generations
- Research on the management of unused plots of land at a time when cities and rural areas are either shrinking or declining
- Analysis on the function and arrangement of cities and communities that will help in addressing the issues pertaining to the aging society