Faculty Members

Makoto Yokohari/Professor/ Division of Environmental Studies

Department of Natural Environment Studies//Landscape planning, Ecological planning

Career Summary

1984: Graduated (Bachelor degree), Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
1986: Graduated (Master degree), Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1986: Research fellow, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences
1992: Doctor Degree, The University of Tokyo
1992-93: Visiting researcher, University of Guelph, Canada
1998: Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
2004: Professor, University of Tsukuba
2006: Professor, The University of Tokyo

Educational Activities

Graduate School: Formation of natural environment I, Formation of natural environment II
Undergraduate School: Landscape planning

Research Activities

The forms and functions of open spaces in urban fringe areas (1998-2007): Planning concepts of green open spaces including parks, farmlands and woods in the urban fringe areas of Asian megacities have been discussed (Literature 1). The evolving processes behind the form and function of green open spaces in new towns in Japan have been discussed (Literature 2).


1) Yokohari, M, Takeuchi, K, Watanabe, T, and Yokota, S: Beyond greenbelts and zoning: A new planning concept for the environment of Asian mega-cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 47, pp. 159-171,2000
2) Yokohari, M, Amemiya, M, and Amati, M: The history and future directions of greenways in Japanese new towns. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 76 (1-4), pp.210-222, 2006

Other Activities

Executive committee member, Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA)
Executive committee member, Rural Planning Association of Japan (ARP)
Executive committee member, International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE-J)
Editorial board member of Landscape and Urban Planning Journal (Elsevier)
Editorial board member of Landscape and Ecological Engineering Journal(Springer)
Editorial board member of Landscape Research Journal (Carfax Publishing)

Future Plan

Quest for innovative concepts on urban/rural landscapes to deal with phenomena such as shrinking cities in a shrinking society, which Japan is currently facing.

Messages to Students

Research is an intellectual adventure. Students who enjoy such an adventure are more than welcome to join us.