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Atsushi Deguchi / Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies / / Spatial Planning
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Career Summary
1984: Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1986: Master of Engineering from the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1990: Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1990: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
1990-1991: Visiting Scholar (Austria National Government Scholarship), Technische Universitat Wien
1992: Research Associate, Department of Urban Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1993: Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
1997-1998: Visiting Researcher, MIT School of Architecture, USA
1998: Associate Professor, Department of Urban Design, Planning and Disaster Management, Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University
2006: Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University
2011: Professor, Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Educational Activities
Lectures for the graduate course at Department of Socio-cultural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences: Spatial Planning, Urban Design Studio and Socio-cultural Environmental Studies (Omnibus).
Lectures for the undergraduate course at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering: Urban Design, Urban Engineering Studio and City Planning of Tokyo (Omnibus).
Lectures as Visiting Professor for the graduate course at Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University: Advanced Urban Design, Sustainable Design Camp and Urban Design Studio.
Lecture for the undergraduate course at Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, Kyushu University: Urban Design.
Research Activities
With a focus on urban design, I have promoted the following research projects.
1) Evaluation method and system for urban sustainability and living environment.
2) Application and utilization of GIS with inter-disciplinary approaches.
3) Field surveys on high-density Asian cities for evolution of the concept of Asian Urbanism. On the basis of the experiences of surveys and researches in Asian cities, I published the Journal of Asian Urbanism as the chief editor in collaboration with Kyushu University, UN Habitat Fukuoka Office and other researchers.
4) Area management and urban regeneration promoted through the pragmatic social experiments.
5) Habitat Engineering for the habitat innovation as an approach to sustainable cities and architectures. I consequently founded the new International Society of Habitat Engineering and Design (ISHED) in collaboration with researchers and experts in Japan and other countries in October 2011 and became its first president.
Literature
1) Atsushi Deguchi and Mihoko Takahashi: Method for Evaluating Life Cycle CO2 Emission and Energy Consumption of Urban Development - Assessment of Sustainable City and Built Environment -, Selected Papers from The 7th International Congress of Asian Planning School Association (APSA), pp.203-214, May 2004.
2) Atsushi Deguchi and Mihoko Takahashi: Method for Cost-Benefit Evaluation System of Impact by Forming Compact City, Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan, No.42-3, pp.487-492, October 2007 (Japanese).
3) Atsushi Deguchi, Yuki Matsuura and Takafumi Arima: Analysis on Ancient Space and Visible Relation of Archaeological Sites, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), AIJ, No.582, pp.95-100, August 2004 (Japanese).
4) Hiroaki Kitamura, Atsushi Deguchi, Shichen Zhao and Shigeyuki Kurose: Function and Spatial Configuration of Malls for Attracting Pedestrian Activities: Case Study on Old Settlement of Tianjin City, China, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), AIJ, No.593, pp.145-152, July 2005 (Japanese).
5) Atsushi Deguchi (Chief Editorial Author), Zhigang Wang, Hiroyuki Miyake, Sinya Matsuda, Hyonnie Lee and Hideaki Shintani: Urban Symbiosis in Asian Cities: Exploring Cities Growing in the 21st Century, Kyushu University Press, September 2005 (Japanese).
6) Atsushi Deguchi: Pragmatic Development from Social Experiment toward Area Management in Tenjin District of Fukuoka City, Journal of Traffic Engineering, Japan Society of Traffic Engineering, Vol.43, No.6, pp.26-31, November 2008 (Japanese).
Other Activities
Memberships of the associations and societies;
Architectural Institute of Japan.
The City Planning Institute of Japan.
Association of Urban Housing Sciences.
Japan Real Estate Institute.
The Japan Association of Property Assessment Policy.
GIS Association of Japan.
American Planning Association (APA).
Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).
International Society of Habitat Engineering and Design (ISHED), (President, 2011-present).
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Future Plan
From the perspective of the urban design and planning fields, I intend to explore the spatial design and planning for urban sustainability from the street to the regional level. In response to the need for a low-carbon society, I focus on research on compact city design and area management. As an international approach, I promote field surveys of foreign cities based on previous research and identify the Asian Urbanism by studying the unique sustainable forms and styles of Asian cities. As a pragmatic approach, I promote the urban design and management projects in collaboration with local communities at the Urban Design Center Kashiwanoha (UDCK).
Messages to Students
The Graduate School is a place to acquire professional knowledge and skill through hands-on practice with urban design as well as a place to master the fundamental urban design theories. It is also where you will build up your self-confidence to activate yourself as a sophisticated professional in our society. I have played rugby football during my student days, so I believe that sports can be a resource for intelligent activities and can promote amicable exchanges. On the basis of my experiences, I would like to point out the importance of training not only our mental acuities but also our physical abilities to fine-tune our concentration, insight, sensitivity, intuitive discretion, and speedy leverage. In all design tasks or research work, it is essential to hone the exertion of individuality as if playing on a team. In my laboratory, I hope students will train themselves through design and research to create fruitful discussions that will continue to challenge their spirits.
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