TAKAHIRO TANAKA

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Professor
Web Site
E-mail
ttanakahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
In the Urban and Architectural Planning Laboratory, we are conducting research to elucidate the mechanisms of various phenomena that occur in cities, regions, and architectural spaces. Specifically, our research focuses on disasters, the environment (Climate, hydrological, ecological, geotechnical, energy), and society (resident's life, human flows, population dynamics, etc.), using GIS (Geographic Information System) and other digital technologies to understand these phenomena spatially. We are also developing planning methods for cities, regions, and architecture based on this scientific understanding (evidence). At the same time, as a practical activity, we are promoting urban planning, community development, and architectural development in collaboration with local government agencies and residents.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2004/02/01, 2008/03/31, Kobe University, COE Researcher
  • 2008/04/01, 2008/09/30, Yokohama National University, Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, COE Fellow
  • 2008/10/01, 2017/09/30, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
  • 2017/10/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Engineering, Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Yokohama National University
  • Doctor of Engineering, Yokohama National University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Engineering : Cluster 4(Civil Engineering and Architecture) : Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Architecture Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Architecture Program

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Architecture and Building Engineering

Research Fields

  • Engineering;Architecture and building engineering;Town planning / Architectural planning
  • Engineering;Architecture and building engineering;Architectural environment / Equipment
  • Environmental science;Sustainable and environmental system development;Environmental policy and social systems

Research Keywords

  • Community Design
  • Urban Environmental Planning
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Urban Climate
  • Walkability
  • Landscapes in Urban and Rural Area
  • Renewable Energy
  • GIS

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • The City Planning Institute of Japan
  • Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
  • GIS Association of Japan
  • The Society of Heating,Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan
  • Heat Island Institute International

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Toward Construction of Safe Social Environment
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Technical English
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Architectural Project and Drawing I
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Architectural Project and Drawing II
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Exercises in Environmental Science
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Town Planning
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Architecture II
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Urban Environment
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Peace Urbanism and Architecture
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Sustainable Design
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar in Architecture III
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Ethics of Architecture
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Directed Study in Architecture V
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Architecture A
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Architecture A
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Architecture A
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Architecture A
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Architecture B
  19. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Architecture B
  20. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Architecture B
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Architecture B
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Architecture
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Architecture
  24. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Urban Environmental Planning
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Environmental & Architectural Design II
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Architecture
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Architecture

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Community Environmental Mapping Using User-Friendly GIS: A Case Study in Muko Neighborhood, Amagasaki City, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 6(2), 363-370, 200711
  2. ★, Using GIS in Community Design Charrettes: Lessons from a Japan-U.S. Collaboration in Earthquake Recovery and Mitigation Planning for Kobe, Habitat International, 33(4), 310-318, 200910
  3. Urban Environmental Climate Maps for Urban Planning Considering Urban Heat Island Mitigation in Hiroshima, Journal of Heat Island Institute International, 9(2), 61-66, 201412
  4. A Study on the Psychological Evaluation of Tourism Landscape Images in Hiroshima: A Psychological Evaluation by Korean Subjects, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 16(1), 223-229, 201701
  5. Impacts of Land Use Changes from the Hanoi Master Plan 2030 on Urban Heat Islands: Part 1. Cooling Effects of Proposed Green Strategies, Sustainable Cities and Society, 32, 295-317, 201707
  6. Making Climatic Zoning Maps in Yokohama: Comparison among different resolution calculations, Journal of Heat Island Institute International, 12(2), 107-114, 201708
  7. ★, Sea Breeze Effect Mapping for Mitigating Summer Urban Warming: For Making Urban Environmental Climate Map of Yokohama and Its Surrounding Area, Urban Climate, 24, 529-550, 201806
  8. ★, The Impact of Spatial Population Distribution Patterns on CO2 Emissions and Infrastructure Costs in a Small Japanese Town, Sustainable Cities and Society, 40, 513-523, 201807
  9. Relationship between City Size, Coastal Land Use and Summer Daytime Air Temperature Rise with Distance from Coast, Climate, 6(4), 84, 201812
  10. ★, Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Distribution Patterns of Temperatures in Urban and Rural Areas: Making Urban Environmental Climate Maps for Supporting Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Hiroshima, Sustainable Cities and Society, 47, 101419, 201905
  11. ★, Factors Influencing Street Use Frequency and Evaluation of Street Image in Densely Built-up Areas: A Case Study in Shinyo Neighborhood, Nagata Ward, Kobe, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 20(5), 596-614, 202109
  12. ★, Reinterpreting Nirat Nongkhai: An Historical Account of Settlement and Land Use in North-eastern Thailand during the Nineteenth Century, Landscape History, 43(1), 69-85, 202205
  13. Pedestrian Cognition of the Street Structure and Route Choices When Strolling: Comparative Study Based on Two Experimental Methods, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 148(2), 05022015, 202206
  14. ★, The Assessment of Land Suitability for Urban Development in the Anticipated Rapid Urbanization Area from the Belt and Road Initiative: A Case Study of Nong Khai City, Thailand, Sustainable Cities and Society, 83, 103988, 202208
  15. ★, Examining the Correlation between Residential Environment Evaluation and Redesign Measures to Improve Disaster Prevention Performance in Densely Built-up Areas: A Case Study in the Shinyo Neighborhood, Nagata Ward, Kobe, Environmental Challenges, 10, 100677, 202301
  16. ★, Until the Wilting Day: An Analysis of Urban Population Changes in Provincial Cities in Thailand from 2010 to 2019, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2023
  17. ★, Patterns and Driving Factors of Built-up Land Expansion in Small Provincial City in the Belt and Road Initiative: Case Study of Nong Khai City, Thailand, GeoJournal, 2023

Publications such as books

  1. 2012/03/15, Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan, United Nations University Press, 2012, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Duraiappah, A., K., Nakamura, K., Takeuchi, K., Watanabe, M., Nishi, M.,(Ed.), 9789280812107, 480
  2. 2015/09/16, The Urban Climatic Map: A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning, Routledge, 2015, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Ng, E., Ren, C.,(Ed.), 9781849713764, 528, 19, Chapter 5,7
  3. 2020/04/14, The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design, This book introduces to a geodesign approach that allows multiple disciplinary teams to collaborate and design at geographic scale using geographic information systems (GIS) and design tools to explore alternative future scenarios. • Learn The International Geodesign Collaboration workflow for addressing the complex global challenges when working on widely diverse, multidisciplinary projects. • Explore the potential futures of 51 university project areas around the world., ESRI Press, 2020, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Thomas Fisher, Brian Orland, Carl Steinitz,(Ed.), 9781589486133, 186, 122-123

Awards

  1. 2015/08/30, Best Poster Award, Hear Island Institute International, 気候ポテンシャルを活用した土地利用分布のあり方に関する研究-都市化が気温分布に与える影響と対象地の気候ポテンシャルの分析-
  2. 2016/09/22, Academic Session Award 2016, 11th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA 2016), Designing future land use with considering effective sea breeze use: Case study in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  3. 2019/07/12, Best Poster Award, 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2019), Analyzing the Cooling Effect of Cold Air Drainage from the Mountains on the Urban Area in Summer Night: For Making Urban Planning With Local Climate
  4. 2020/11/21, Excellent Collaborative Research Award in CSIS DAYS 2020, CSIS (Center for Spatial Information Science), 将来における災害リスク曝露人口分布の分析-人口減少を背景とした将来の集約型都市構造の検討に向けて-