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There are various problems in housing complexes across the country today, such as the aging population, the poverty of the child-rearing generation, and the increase in low-use areas. Meanwhile, the perspectives of “dietary education” and “horticultural welfare” are attracting attention.

Based on the results of our research on farming experience farms in Fukuoka Prefecture, we have begun a joint research project with UR to turn unused parking lots into farms.

This project connects many generations inside and outside the housing complex with "agriculture." A variety of subjects provide what they can, exercise regularly, harvest their own vegetables, and cook for themselves. Thus, we are researching opportunities for places that create communication.


  • This research was collaborated with Kyushu Branch of UR.

  • Some results of this research are from joint research using spatial data at the Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) of the University of Tokyo.



Members

  • Naoko Fujita

  • Masayuki Kurata (~2019)

  • Ma Chen (~2018)

  • Yukari Miwa (~2016)


Research Fields, Research partners

  • Arizumi, Sawara, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

  • Urban Renaissance Agency


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Overview

Cities in foreign countries that have introduced green infrastructure are attracting attention for combining resilience and charm, and are highly regarded worldwide.

"Green Infrastructure" is an idea that promotes measures beneficial to the natural environment, economy, and society as part of social capital development, by effective land use, taking into account the ecosystem and natural disasters, and the functions of disaster prevention and water purification in the natural environment as an alternative or supplement to artificial social capital.


The Pacific coast of Kyushu is also expected to be affected by the tsunami caused by the Nankai Megathrust Earthquake. We are studying tsunami disaster prevention methods that are based on the concept of green infrastructure.

We will research the introduction and effects of green infrastructure in Kumamoto City, which is aiming to recover from the Kumamoto earthquake.


  • This research is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C).

  • This research is supported by the 2017 Inamori Foundation Research Grant.

  • This research is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Younger Research.

  • Some results of this research have received support from Kyushu Economic Research Center.

  • Some results of this research are from joint research using spatial data at the Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) of the University of Tokyo.



Members

  • Naoko Fujita

  • Minghui Tang (~2019)

  • Atomu Edao (~2017)

  • Sayaka Itagaki (~2016)


Research Fields, Research partners

  • Oita Prefecture

  • Miyazaki Prefecture


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Overview

"Eco-DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction Using Ecosystems)" is a concept that takes into account regional characteristics while implementing disaster prevention and mitigation measures, involves the participation of various stakeholders including local residents, avoids development and use of land vulnerable to natural disasters and avoids exposing it to disasters, uses diverse functions of the ecosystem—such as disaster prevention and mitigation—to reduce the vulnerabilities of society, strengthens disaster prevention and mitigation in local communities, ensures biodiversity and ecosystem services, and tries to build a sustainable, safe and rich natural symbiotic society.

We are researching and analyzing areas affected by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake to assess this possibility.


  • This research is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C).

  • This research is supported by the 2017 Inamori Foundation Research Grant.

  • Some results of this research have received support from the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Support Committee.

  • Some results of this research are from joint research using spatial data at the Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) of the University of Tokyo.

  • Some of the results of this research were supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B).

Members

  • Naoko Fujita

  • Minghui Tang (~)

  • Atomu Edao (~)

  • Honoka Kawai (~2016)


Research Fields, Research partners

  • Kumamoto Prefecture

  • Minamiaso Village


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