Environmental Design and Governance(EG)


Wanglin YANa Professor, Program ChairpersonCreating Innovators in Environmental Design at SFC

Wanglin YAN
Professor, Program Chairperson

This Program aims to create professionals who can comprehensively utilize planning and design, management and business, and policy and systems, in order to solve the various environmental issues in society on an individual and global scale.

Issues in the environment can be understood as crossing borders in various areas. For example, even a small residence affects the local cityscape, receives its supply of energy from areas far away, and eventually even influences climate change on the entire planet.

Our happiness as human beings is deeply connected to a variety of structural social problems, including the sharing of the earth's resources, the balance between cities and nature, and the connection between social maturation and the revitalization of local economies. Finding solutions to these problems is an unprecedented challenge for human society, which, ever since the Industrial Revolution, has pursued an affluent lifestyle requiring international trade based on mass production and energy consumption.

The EG Program desires highly motivated students who will reexamine the lifestyles and social models of the 20th century to create a sustainable future in harmony with the earth's entire natural environment system. Emphasis is placed on one's ability to reflect on the connection between global environmental awareness and specific ideas for manufacturing and design in local spaces. Our major goal is that through the innovation of information technology we will gain a comprehensive understanding of these problems, which have until now been researched independently through separate specialties in the traditional academic system.

The EG Program develops the individual talents of students who will not be limited by the restrictions of conventional specialized fields, and fosters rich and creative ideas while producing the skills and spirit that will engender new spatial designs and environmental businesses.

Affiliated Academic Projects

  • Science and Technology Communication
  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Governance System for Sustainable Development
  • Green infrastructure and ecosystem service
  • Embodiment Design Program
  • Smart Mobility (Technology)
  • Smart Mobility (Society)
  • Human service and Community
  • xSDG

Graduate School of Media and Governance > Registration Numbers of Graduation Project

Faculty Members(as of October, 2019)

Note: "◎" indicates the Program chairperson.

Name Title Research Interrest(S)
Hiroto Kobayashi Professor Architecture, Urban and Rural Design, Machizukuri (Town management)
Hitoshi Yoshizaki Associate Professor Environmental Policy, Environmental Engineering
Manabu Omae Professor Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems
Norichika Kanie Professor International Relations, Earth System Governance
Rajib Shaw Professor Environment and Disaster Management
Satoko OKI Associate Professor Seismology, Disaster Information, Safety Education, Communication of Disaster Science
Shigeru Ban Professor Architectural design, Disaster relief planning
Shohei Matsukawa Associate Professor Architectural Design, Algorithmic Design, Design ProcessTheory
Tomohiro Ichinose Professor landscape ecology and planning, rural planning
Tomoyuki Furutani Professor Spatial Statistics, Spatial Econometrics, Tourism, Urban Transportation Planning
Wanglin YAN Professor GIS, Urban and Regional Environment, Climate Change, Science of Sustainability
Yasushi Ikeda Professor Archtecture and Urban Design, Architectural Informatics
Yoshiaki Miyamoto Assistant Professor Meteorology and Climate Science
Yuko Shirai Associate Professor Urban engineering / Environmental science / Forest and water environmental system / From forest to timber to wooden architecture / Social system for public property / Urbanism in Germany and France / Technological developments in forestry

Faculty Profile

Possibilities after Graduation

Those graduating in this Program are expected to work as specialists in landscape design, architecture and urban planning. They may also find work as planners, researchers and / or coordinators in the field of politics, environment, urban development, real estate, transportation and financial sectors. Furthermore, students will be able to qualify for the national test for First-class Architects and Building Engineers (Ikkyu Kenchikushi) by earning prescribed credits.