Outline of the Laboratory
Based on the perspective of landscape ecology, we study the desirable ecological design for future generations.
Landscape Ecological Design & Planning Research laboratory, fujita naoko lab., started its research activities in April 2019 in the field of Environmental Design, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Based on the experience and accomplishments accumulated in the Faculty of Arts and Engineering of Kyushu University for about 10 years from 2010, We are aiming for further improvement here.
The School of Arts and Design is a specialized arts education institution within a national university. By taking advantage of the university's environment that allows students to study a variety of cutting-edge academic subjects and its ability to provide a wide variety of specialized education in the arts, with four majors and 15 courses in 15 different fields, in a small class of 100 students per year, the School of Art and Design trains students to become experts in the arts with a wide range of knowledge and rich creativity.
Objectives of our Laboratory
Landscape Ecology is an interdisciplinary discipline that tries to elucidate hierarchically the various characteristics of the landscape from various scales and perspectives. It provides a scientific and logical basis for regional planning and land-use policies, i.e., ecological planning, which is necessary for the continuation of ecological functions.
The main theme of landscape ecology is the creation of structures and functions of landscapes and the process of their change in various places from natural to urban areas.
We identify how ecological and social processes and the ecological and social processes dictated by landscape structure affect and alter landscape structure, ecological functions, and ecological processes. By using multiple spatial scales, we promote an understanding of the totality of the landscape, including human sensibilities and culture.
As a laboratory of landscape ecology in the school of Art and Design, we focus on the output to planning and design such as regional planning and land-use policies. There is also an idea to use the concept of landscape ecology as a method for proposing ecological design.