Laboratory of Planning for Urban and Regional Resilience Shibaura Institute of Technology

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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, Dr.
Dean of Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Department of Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems
College of Systems Engineering and Science
Shibaura Institute of Technology
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Global Course of Engineering and Science (Master's Program)
Systems ENgineering and Science (Master's Program)
Regional Environment Systems (Doctor's Program)
Graduate School of Engineering and Science

Lecture or Studio Courses in English

Undergraduate

  • Environmental Land Use Planning
  • Planning for Community Resilience
  • International Environmental Field Experience 1 & 2

Graduate

Master's Program

  • Spatial Planning for disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Education and Preparedness for Social Resilience: Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) Program, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)

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 Planning, Architecture and Environmental 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

For list of published papers, visit researchmap.jp - database platform for research output, launched by National Institute of Informatics of Japan.

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researchmap - Hitoshi Nakamura - papers
https://researchmap.jp/NH0188662/published_papers?lang=en

LABORATORY OF PLANNING FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL RESILIENCE

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Department of Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems
College of Systems Engineering and Science
Shibaura Institute of Technology

Room 5522, Building No.5
307 Fukasaku, Minuma-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
337-8570, JAPAN

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OUR RESEARCH

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