Co-Creative Community Planning, Design, and Management
Developing urban design based upon heritage
Our laboratory’s principal work is not limited to the development of theories, but also involves the crafting of methodologies for cocreative community designing, planning and management, which can be later applied to actual projects.
Accordingly, we conduct cross-objective researches with the following approaches:
(1) Methodological approach
(2) Planning, institutional and structural approach
(3) Practical approach
Furthermore, we develop case studies, conduct field works, and provide discussions for students to enhance their communication skills and community-based interests.
Keywords: Place Based Planning and Management, Participatory Design, Participatory Democracy, Communication Design, Public Realm Design, Smart Community, Active and Sports friendly Community Design, Community Business.
Development of sustainable urban water systems
Our research field is urban water systems and water treatment technologies for sustainable safe drinking water supply. Among them, membrane filtration technology, which enables to produce safe drinking water from surface waters or even from sea waters, is major focus of our group. Recently, application to the potable reuse of wastewater has attracted great attention and securing treated water safety is one of the issues. Our research focus is, then, to develop the proper water treatment technologies for sustainable safe water supply.
Specialized field：Collaborative and co-creative planning and design, Community design, Area management
Specialized field：Urban watersystem, Water treatment technology,Membrane filtration, Health monitoring of water infrastructure