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Ryo Shimizu / Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies / / Machizukuri with residents participation, Environmental movement
http://www.soc.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Career Summary
1991: Graduated, Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo
1993: Graduated(Master's Program), Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
1996: Doctral Candidate, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
1996-98: Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1999: Lecturer, Department of Ecosocial System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Yamanashi
2005: Associate Professor, Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo
Educational Activities
Graduate School: Theory of Environmental Movement, Seminar on Human and Society III, Urban Design Studio
Faculty: Special Lecture on Culture and Environment V,VI

Research Activities
Survey on Machizukuri (1995-2007):
Our research focuses on some types of Machizukuri activities and movements, including revival from earthquake damage, town-planning with residents, protest campaigns against the construction of a condominium.
Survey on environmental movement (2000-2007):
We investigate movements against development work in Isahaya Bay and attempt to clarify the residential victims' logic of living.

Literature
1) "Cultural Capital and Social Stratification", Sociologos Vol.18, JPN, 1994
2) "Social Class and Social Stratification Analysis on Regional and Community Studies", Annals of Regional and Community Studies Vol.7, JPN, 1995
3) "Revival from the Earthquake Damage and the Inner-City Problems", The Annual Review of Sociology Vol.9, JPN, 1996
4) "Community Planning of Revival from the Earthquake Damage and Land Use", Annals of Regional and Community Studies Vol.10, JPN, 1998
5) "Rebirth of Community and Communication", Region and Information, The Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, JPN, 2000
6) "Institutional Solution and Un-institutional Solution of a Problem in a Community", Annals of Regional and Community Studies Vol.14, JPN, 2002
7) "Diversification of Community seen in Problem Solution Process", Annals of Regional and Community Studies Vol.16, JPN, 2004
8) "Community Re-design and Network", Transborder City and Governance, Hosei University Press, JPN, 2006
9) "Evolution of Urbanization and Urban Policy", Method and Perspective of Regional and Community Studies, Toshindo, JPN, 2006
10) "Movement against the Development Work and Residential Victims' Logic of Living: A Case of Reclamation of the Isahaya Bay", Annals of Regional and Community Studies Vol.19, JPN, 2007
Other Activities
Japan Association of Regional and Community Studies (JARCS)
The Japan Sociological Society (JSS)
The Kantoh Sociological Society
2002.5-2004.5 Member of Administrative Board: Japan Association of Regional and Community Studies (JARCS)
2006.5- Member of Administrative Board: Japan Association of Regional and Community Studies (JARCS)
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Future Plan
This course will specialize in regional and community studies, especially from the perspective of research into community planning and environmental issues. I have conducted researches on the following: community planning of a revival following the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, city planning with resident participation, fishermen's struggle against a reclamation project in Isahaya Bay, some green activities by citizens, and a local residents' campaign against noise from the Kyushu-Shinkansen.
My method of research focuses on actual social problems, taking a survey (fieldwork) of it, and analyzing it from the viewpoint of sociology. I aim to educate students to feel interested in actual social problems, recognize it from the standpoint of the specific field, and do their best to find a solution.

Messages to Students
 
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