Based on the policy of "think globally, act locally", the study of urban and regional strategy focuses on creating a methodology that enables students to develop a sustainable society by using the structuralization and "monozukuri" techniques in collaboration with government, local residents and universities.
The following explanation introduces some of the research projects in different areas:
The projects in environmental policy study policies which simultaneously pursuit of geo-environmental preservation and community development. In order to achieve this goal, the projects combine spatial information technology with fieldwork methods, both within and outside Japan.
|Desertification and Forestation Project||This project focuses on the multilateral ecosystem services produced by fields and forests. The project works with local governments and residents to create an eco-friendly system, which not only revives but also extends the local natural environment such as the greening of deserts.|
|Forest Management Project||This project conducts research to find sustainable and independent ways to develop rural areas. It studies and evaluates natural resources in farming and mountain villages, and develops and/or experiments with management models of land and forests to promote the interaction of rural and urban areas.|
Urban and Local Policy
The projects in urban and local policy develops methodologies to reform industrially developed twentieth century land into rich land based on contemporary values of postindustrial/mature society in the twenty-first century.
|Sustainable Urban and Local System Project||This project aims to revitalize urban areas by identifying problems and examining how to apply political / systematic techniques in resolving issue, based on social/spatial analysis of urban environment.|
|Landscape, Tourism and Regional Development Project||Tourism is thought to be one of the leading industries of the 21st century, and landscape is a key perspective of building an infrastructure in depopulated societies. This project seeks to find an ideal way to develop rich urban areas by placing importance on landscape and tourism.|
Housing and Community Policy
The projects in housing and community policy study how individual lifestyles are reflected in each living environment; and how to create a safe and comfortable community where individuals can realize their full potential.
|Multicultural Project||Japan is experiencing rapid globalization in multinational businesses, non-profit organizations, local governments and educational institutions. This project investigates the multicultural co-existence based on actual cases overseas, and seeks to identify new images of Japan.|
|Community Development Collaboration Project||Assuming that residents create the community they live in, this project conducts research to find effective ways of community participation and collaboration with local government and corporations.|
Click on the course name or category for a general description of each course. The syllabus for each course is made available only through the Keio domain.