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ABOUT DR. HITOSHI NAKAMURA

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Just fifty years ago, in 1961, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” was published. In this book, Jane Jacobs attempted to introduce new principles of city planning and rebuilding. Even today, there are a lot of things to be learnt from them.


It is especially important to understand the true meaning of four conditions that generate city diversity, and to understand the principle that a city is to be thought as problems in organized complexity - set of problems that deal simultaneously with a sizable number of factors which are interrelated into an organic whole.


From her viewpoints, the possibility of city planning could be found in the affluence of people’s unintended but interrelated activities that promotes city diversity and heightens the resilience of city.

Name and Current Title

Hitoshi Nakamura

Professor
Department of Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems
College of Systems Engineering and Science
Shibaura Institute of Technology
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Architecture and Civil Engineering (Master's Program)
Regional Environment Systems (Doctor's Program)
Graduate School of Engineering and Science

Lecture or Studio Courses in English

Undergraduate

  • Land Use Planning Studio
  • Environmental Land Use Planning
  • Planning for Community Resilience
  • International Workshop on Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Research Seminar 1
  • Environmental Research Seminar 2

Graduate

Master's Program

  • Spatial Planning for disaster Risk Reduction
  • gPBL in Asia
  • gPBL in Europe

Doctor's Program

  • Planning for Social Resilience

Research Interests

Urban and Regional Planning, Community Design, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation

Qualifications

  • 2006, Doctor of Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 1997, Master of Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 1995, Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 1986, Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Academic Experience

  • 2012- : Professor, Department of Architecture and Environment Systems, College of System Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology
  • 2010-2012 : Project Researcher, Kato Takaaki Lab., International Center for Urban Safety (ICUS), Institue of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
  • 2006-2010 : Project Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 1997-2005 : Research Associate, Department of Environmental Urban Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka City University

Recent Research Output in English

Selected Recent Publications in English
  • Hosen, N. and Nakamura H. (2018), Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change: An Introduction, Proceedings of the 12th South East Asian Technical University Consortium (SEATUC 2018), 1-6.
  • Nordin N. and Nakamura H. (2018), Preliminary Study of Effects of Physical Neighborhood Environment Design on Social Connectedness among Aging Residents, Proceedings of the 12th South East Asian Technical University Consortium (SEATUC), 1-6.
  • Nordin N. and Nakamura H. (2017), Social capital among ageing residents of housing complexes in suburban Tokyo: The case of Haraichi-danchi and Oyamadai-danchi in Ageo city, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Urban Design and Livable Cities, 120-122.
  • Miho OHARA M., SAWANO H., BANBA M., NAKAMURA H. (2017). Analysis on Residents’ Attitudes toward Risk-Based Floodplain Regulation of Shiga Prefecture in Japan, Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction (4ACUDR), 1-8.
  • Ekpodessi S. G. N. and Nakamura H. (2017). Analysis of urban environment settings in the city of Cotonou in the Republic of Benin. Proceedings of the 11th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium (SEATUC 2017): OS03-01, 1-8.
  • Nordin N. and Nakamura H. (2017). Assessing social capital among the aging residents of housing complexes in suburban Tokyo: A case study of Haraichi-Danchi and Oyamadai-Danchi in the city of Ageo. Proceedings of the 11th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium (SEATUC 2017): OS03-02, 1-8.
  • Nakamura H. (2016). Possibilities of neighborhood evacuation within a district in the event of a large-scale flood in a low-lying area: A case study of Shinden district in Tokyo. E3S Web of Conferences 7, 19005, 1-6.
  • Ichidate S., Tsuji M., Taki K. and Nakamura H. (2016). The Risk-based floodplain regulation of Shiga prefecture in Japan. E3S Web of Conferences 7, 13008, 1-4.
  • Lu S., Nakamura H. and Shu Y. (2016). The Establishment and Application of Underground Space Safety Evaluation System in Shanghai. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference of Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space, 1-11.
  • Lu S., Nakamura H., and Shu Y. (2016). Safety and Risk Assessment Systems for Underground Space Facilities in Shanghai. Proceedings of the 10th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium (SEATUC 2016): OS03-06, 1-8.
  • Ekpodessi S. G. N., Watanabe J., Nakamura H. (2016). The Zoning System in Japan: The Coexistence of High- and Low-Rise Buildings. Proceedings of the 10th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium (SEATUC 2016): PS03-03, 1-4.
  • Nakamura H. and Kato T. (2014). Reevaluation of high standard levees along the Arakawa River as upland evacuation areas in the lowlands of Tokyo. Abstracts of the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change II: 105.
  • Nakamura H. and Kato T. (2013). Land use of super levees along the Arakawa River in the low-lying areas of Tokyo. Proceedings of the 12nd International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA2013): A-7.
  • Nakamura H., Shiozaki Y. and Kato T. (2013). Super levees along the Arakawa River in Tokyo: Evaluation from the viewpoint of spatial planning in a low-lying area. Extended summaries of the International Conference on Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe (ICFR2013), 13-14.
  • Kato T., Nakamura H. and Shiozaki Y. (2013). Community-based activities for the large-scale flood hazard in a low-lying area: the case of Shinkoiwa in Tokyo. Extended summaries of the International Conference on Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe (ICFR2013), 129-130.
  • Shiozaki Y., Kato T. and Nakamura H. (2013). Conceptual model of city resilience to large-scale flooding in a low-lying area in Tokyo. Extended summaries of the International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR2013): Experiences in Asia and Europe, 141-142.
  • Nakamura H. and Kato T. (2013). The need for reevaluation of super levees as an upland evacuation area in the event of a large-scale flood in a low-lying area, Proceedings of International Symposium on City Planning 2013, 17-20.
  • Nakamura H. and Yamamoto T. (2012). The distance between the outer walls along narrow roads in Kyojima, Tokyo. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA 2012): G5-7, 1-4.
  • Hori, H., Nakamura, H. and Kato, T. (2012). The damages of land liquefaction by the 3.11 Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster and public financial support in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 1-10.
  • Nakamura, H. (2012). Urban planning system and machizukuri in Tokyo, Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration", The University of Tokyo, SUR 23, 66-71.
  • Nakamura H., Shiozaki Y. and Kato T. (2012). A preliminary survey of flood map types in Europe", Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, SEISAN-KENKYU 64(4), 461-463.
  • Nakamura, H. and Hino, K. (2011). The Great East Japan Earthquake: Features of the Damage and Reconstruction Efforts. CPIJ Newsletter, No.35, 7-16.
  • Kato T., Nakamura H., Shiozaki Y., Ishikawa K. (2010). The Community-based Planning and Consideration of Countermeasures through Workshop in "Below-Sea-Level City" against Forthcoming Flood Disasters: Case in Katsushika City in Tokyo. Proceedings of International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA2010).
  • Nakamura, H. and Kato, T. (2010). Development of geospatial disaster management mashup system in Japan, GITA (Geospatial Information & Technology Association) Australia & New Zealand.
  • Nakamura, H. (2008). The incremental improvement of the area densely built-up with old wooden houses in Tokyo”, Vulnerable Cities: Realities, Innovations and Strategies, cSUR-UT: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration 8, Springer, 169-185.