Nagoya University Global COE Program: From Earth System Science to Basic and Clinical Environmental Studies

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Hiroyuki SHIMIZU

Name Hiroyuki SHIMIZU Hiroyuki SHIMIZU
Position, Department Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Office Room 513, Environmental Studies Hall
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Research Keywords Land Use, Landscape Design, Basin Zones, Water Cycles

Message

My research until now has focused principally on architectural planning. As part of this GCOE, however, I will be looking to pursue research into new land utilization plans and landscape design in the Ise-wan Basin, designed in accordance with the Bay's ecosystems and water cycles. In Japan, research on land use is classified into urban, agricultural and forestry systems, and administrative systems. I want to break down this situation, and therefore I am hoping to welcome into the Doctoral Course persons from agricultural and forestry backgrounds who wish to carry out research on land use in the Ise-wan Basin, integrated landscape theory and design methods. I am equally happy to welcome working doctors if they are able to take part in research. I look forward to being contacted by any interested parties.
Equally, I am the director of the Japan Association for Cultural Economics. One of the principle research themes of the Japan Association for Cultural Economics is Creative Urban Theory; as a development of that theory, I would also welcome people who are interested in the role of culture in the revitalization of intermountainous regions. In terms of architecture, there will also be room for research looking at the nature of architectural design and product that makes optimal use of local forestry resources, through collaboration with forestry researchers.

Research Themes

  • Construction of methodology and theory for the integrated management of urban, rural and forest land utilization
  • Construction of basic theory of landscape design for Asia based on water systems and small basins
  • Extraction of the current state of and pathological problems in land use in the Ise-wan Basin
  • Analysis of water paths in urban centers
  • The role of culture in the revitalization of intermountainous regions
  • The nature of architectural design and production making optimal use of local forestry resources

Biography

Mar 1974 Bachelor's Degree, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Mar 1976 Master's Degree, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Oct 1976 Overseas Study Program, University of Hannover, Germany
Mar 1983 Ph.D. (Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Jan 1986 Lecturer, Chiba Institute of Technology
Sep 1989 Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Nagoya University
Apr 1997 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
Apr 2001 Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University

Papers & Publications

  • Understanding methods to elucidate patterns and levels in the agglomeration of land use using remote-sensing data, Journal of architecture and planning 617, 2008.11, pp.47-54 (co-author). (in Japanese)
  • A study on the relation between the change of land use and the action of development at urbanization control area in local cities - a case study of Ichinomiya City in Aichi Prefecture, Architectural Institute of Japan 586, 2004.12, pp.81-88 (co-author) (in Japanese)
  • Considerations of water budget model for land use planning in the Ise-wan Basin, Journal of Architecture and Building Science Vol.15 29, 2009.2, pp.239-244 (co-author) (in Japanese)
  • Development of a method to visualize a "water path network" in an urban area using GIS: A case study of Nagakute Town, Aichi Prefecture, Journal of Architecture and Planning 635, 2009.1, pp.107-112 (co-author) (in Japanese)
  • Development of a land coverage map for the Ise-wan Basin and its potential usage, Journal of architecture and planning 634, 2008.12, pp.2647-2654 (co-author) (in Japanese)

Lecture Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Architectural Planning 1, Architectural Design Workshop 2
Graduate: Advanced Architectural and Urban Planning Workshop, Architectural Planning, Studies on Water Environment

Prizes

Research Theses Division Prize, Architectural Institute of Japan, 2001
For design: Kani Public Arts Center ala (BCS Prize, Program Directing Architect), 2001; Yuda Culture Center (1993)

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