AYYOOB SHARIFI

Last Updated :2021/04/17

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
sharifihiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Ayyoob Sharifi is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University. He also has a cross-appointment at the Graduate School of Advances Science and Engineering. Ayyoob's research is mainly at the interface of urbanism and climate change mitigation and adaptation. He actively contributes to global change research programs such as the Future Earth and is currently serving as a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Before joining Hiroshima University, he was the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project (GCP)-a Future Earth core project- leading the urban flagship activity of the project which is focused on conducting cutting-edge research for supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (Surveying), a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and a doctorate in Environmental Engineering. Ayyoob is interested in pursuing research at the interface of climate change and urban planning. The ultimate goal of his research is to provide further insights into how to develop sustainable, peaceful, just, and resilient communities.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2010/11, 2011/03, Nagoya University, Global COE Program, Research Assistant
  • 2011/06/01, 2012/03/31, Nagoya University, Global COE Program, Research Assistant
  • 2012/06/01, 2013/03/31, Nagoya University, Global COE Program, Research Assistant
  • 2013/10/01, 2018/06/30, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Global Carbon Project-Tsukuba International office, Executive Director
  • 2018/07/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Nagoya University

Research Fields

  • Environmental science;Environmental analyses and evaluation;Environmental dynamic analysis
  • Environmental science;Sustainable and environmental system development;Environmental policy and social systems
  • Engineering;Architecture and building engineering;Town planning / Architectural planning

Research Keywords

  • Urban Planning and Policy; Land Use; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Urban Carbon ;Nature-based Solutions; Green Infrastructure; Urban Microclimate, Urban Heat Island; Resilience; Urban Forms; Assessment Tools; Smart cities; Sustainable Cities.

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Urban Policy
  2. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (2021 Oct. Master Students)
  3. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (2021 October Doctoral Course)
  4. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (2021 Oct. Master Students)
  5. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (2021 October Doctoral Course)
  6. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, International Environmental Cooperation Studies
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Urban Environmental Science

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, A GIS-based multiple ecotourism sustainability assessment of West Azerbaijan province, Iran, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  2. ★, Are high-density districts more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic?, Sustainable Cities and Society, 70, 2021,07,01
  3. ★, Towards a common future: revising the evolution of university-based sustainability research literature, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
  4. ★, A conceptual framework for resilient place assessment based on spatial resilience approach: An integrative review, Urban Climate, 36
  5. ★, Limitations in assessment methodologies of neighborhood sustainability assessment tools: A literature review, Sustainable Cities and Society, 67
  6. ★, Urban Form Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional, Semi-Planned, and Planned Neighborhoods in Shiraz, Iran, Urban Science, 5(1)
  7. ★, Neighborhood sustainability assessment tools: A review of success factors, Journal of Cleaner Production, 293
  8. ★, A GIS-Based Approach for Spatially-Explicit Sustainable Development Assessments in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, Sustainability, 12(24)
  9. Urban resilience: Ten lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, HazNet
  10. ★, Urban sustainability assessment: An overview and bibliometric analysis, Ecological Indicators
  11. ★, The literature landscape on peace–sustainability nexus: A scientometric analysis, AMBIO
  12. ★, Modeling and Analysis of Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Tehran, Climate, 8(10)
  13. ★, The COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on cities and major lessons for urban planning, design, and management, Science of the Total Environment, 749
  14. ★, A multi-dimensional energy-based analysis of neighbourhood sustainability assessment tools: are institutional indicators really missing?, Building Research & Information
  15. ★, An analysis of urban form factors driving Urban Heat Island: the case of Izmir, Environment, Development and Sustainability
  16. ★, Three decades of research on climate change and peace: a bibliometrics analysis, Sustainability Science
  17. ★, Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review, Science of the Total Environment, 750, 1-17
  18. ★, Trade-offs and conflicts between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 276, 1-14
  19. ★, Urban Resilience Assessment: Mapping Knowledge Structure and Trends, Sustainability, 12(15), 1-18
  20. ★, A global dataset on tools, frameworks, and indicator sets for smart city assessment, Data in Brief, 29, 1-16
  21. Urban vulnerability under various blast loading scenarios: Analysis using GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis techniques, Cities, 72, 102-114
  22. ★, Conceptualizing Dimensions and Characteristics of Urban Resilience: Insights from a Co-Design Process, Sustainability, 9(6), 1032
  23. ★, A critical review of selected tools for assessing community resilience, Ecological Indicators, 69, 629-647
  24. ★, Urban infrastructure choices structure climate solutions, Nature Climate Change, 6
  25. ★, On the suitability of assessment tools for guiding communities towards disaster resilience, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18, 115-124
  26. ★, Principles and criteria for assessing urban energy resilience: A literature review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 60, 1654-1677
  27. ★, From Garden City to Eco-urbanism: The quest for sustainable neighborhood development, Sustainable Cities and Society, 20, 1-16
  28. ★, Research priorities for negative emissions, Environmental Research Letters, 11(11), 115007
  29. ★, Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions, Nature Climate Change, 6(1), 42-50
  30. ★, Roof ponds as passive heating and cooling systems: A systematic review, Applied Energy, 160, 336-357
  31. ★, Viability of using global standards for neighbourhood sustainability assessment: insights from a comparative case study, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(1), 1-23
  32. ★, Can master planning control and regulate urban growth in Vientiane, Laos?, Landscape and Urban Planning, 131, 1-13
  33. ★, Betting on negative emissions, Nature Climate Change, 4(10), 850-853
  34. ★, Neighborhood sustainability assessment in action: Cross-evaluation of three assessment systems and their cases from the US, the UK, and Japan, Building and Environment, 72, 243-258
  35. ★, A critical review of seven selected neighborhood sustainability assessment tools, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 38, 73-87
  36. ★, Changes in the traditional urban form and the social sustainability of contemporary cities: A case study of Iranian cities, Habitat International, 38, 126-134
  37. ★, An investigation of the reasons for non-compliance with FAR regulations in Tehran, Cities, 29(4), 223-233
  38. The potential of CASBEE for urban development for delivering sustainable communities: A case study from the Koshigaya Lake Town planning experience, 703-713
  39. ★, Resilient urban forms: A review of literature on streets and street networks, Building and Environment, 147, 171-187
  40. ★, Urban carbon mapping: Towards a standardized framework, Energy Procedia, 152, 799-808
  41. ★, Mapping building carbon emissions within local climate zones in Shanghai, Energy Procedia, 152, 815-822
  42. ★, Resilient urban forms: A macro-scale analysis, Cities, 85, 1-14, 2019, 02, 01
  43. Resilient urban forms: A review of literature on streets and street networks, BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 147, 171-187, 201901
  44. ★, Urban form resilience: A meso-scale analysis, Cities, 93, 238-252
  45. ★, A critical review of selected smart city assessment tools and indicator sets, Journal of Cleaner Production, 233(1), 1269-1283
  46. ★, A typology of smart city assessment tools and indicator sets, Sustainable Cities and Society, 53
  47. ★, Changes in per capita CO2 emissions of six large Japanese cities between 1980 and 2000: An analysis using The Four System Boundaries approach, Sustainable Cities and Society, 52
  48. ★, Energy Transitions Towards Low Carbon Resilience: Evaluation of Disaster-Triggered Local and Regional Cases, Sustainability, 11(23)
  49. ★, Effects of building types and materials on household electricity consumption in Indonesia, Sustainable Cities and Society, 54
  50. The sustainability–peace nexus in the context of global change, Sustainability Science
  51. Assessing Resilience of Urban Critical Infrastructure Networks: A Case Study of Ahvaz, Iran, SUSTAINABILITY, 12(9), 202005

Publications such as books

  1. 2020/,2/,2, Urban sustainability assessment tools: toward integrating smart city indicators, Urban sustainability assessment tools: toward integrating smart city indicators, BREEAM communitiesCASBEE for citiesCASBEE for urban developmentLEED for cities and communitiesLEED for neighborhood developmentSmart cityUrban sustainability, English, 2020, Book(general), Joint work, English, 978-0-12-816055-8
  2. 2018, Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning: Theoretical and Empirical Insights, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, 978-3-319-75797-1
  3. 2016, Urban Resilience Assessment: Multiple Dimensions, Criteria, and Indicators, 2016, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, 978-3-319-39812-9
  4. 2014, Integrated Studies of Social and Natural Environmental Transition in Laos, The impact of urbanization on land use and the changing role of forests in Vientiane, 2014, Scholarly Book, English, 9784431549550
  5. 2018, Climate Change and Cities; Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, Urban Planning and Design, 2018, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, 9781316603338

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Co-benefits and synergies of urban climate change adaptation and mitigation measures and urban energy resilience, Sharif University Winter School on Energy Systems Resilience and Climate Change, 2021/02/16, With Invitation, English, Sharif University of Technology
  2. LCZ-based analysis of urban CO2 emissions, Data-Oriented Approaches to the Social Sciences and Humanities, 2021/02/12, With Invitation, English, Kyoto University, Kyoto University, Inamori Hall
  3. Smart city assessment frameworks and their utilities for climate planning, Smart city assessment frameworks and their utilities for climate planning, Online Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience, 2020/12/18, Without Invitation, English
  4. Smart cities and resilience: Insights from a Delphi survey, Smart cities and resilience: Insights from a Delphi survey, Chong-En Li Nae-Wen Kuo, Online Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience, 2020/12/17, Without Invitation, English
  5. Data-sharing approaches for a resilient and smart city to urban urgent disaster and hazard: a case of smart city R&D project in Daegu, South Korea, Data-sharing approaches for a resilient and smart city to urban urgent disaster and hazard: a case of smart city R&D project in Daegu, South Korea, Yesuel Kim, Sunghee Lee, Youngchul Kim, Online Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience, 2020/12/17, Without Invitation, English, Kyoto (Virtual)
  6. The role of smart cities to increase resiliency: Lesson learnt from case studies, The role of smart cities to increase resiliency: Lesson learnt from case studies, Hasan Masrur, Online Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience, 2022/12/17, Without Invitation, English, Kyoto (Virtual)
  7. SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF BUILDING-RELATED URBAN CO2 EMISSIONS BASED ON THE LOCAL CLIMATE ZONES CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF BUILDING-RELATED URBAN CO2 EMISSIONS BASED ON THE LOCAL CLIMATE ZONES CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, MASOUD JAVADPOOR, International Conference on Applied Energy, 2020/12/03, Without Invitation, English, Elsevier, Bangkok (Virtual), published
  8. Urban Energy Resilience for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, 2020 International Conference on Energy Science and Safety Engineering, 2020/05/09, With Invitation, Japanese, NANJING, China
  9. Smart City Assessment Tools: Towards Integrating Resilience Indicators, INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR ON SMART CITIES: BEYOND THE PANDEMICS, 2020/07/10, With Invitation, BITS Pilani, Online International Conference, Pilani Campus, Pilani, India
  10. Sustainability and Resilience of Urban Form: Theoretical and Empirical Insights, Council of Engineering Systems Universities Global Conference (CESUN 2018), 2018/06/21, Without Invitation, English, Keio University and The University of Tokyo, Keio University
  11. Urban carbon mapping: Towards a standardized framework, CUE2018-Applied Energy Symposium and Forum 2018: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems, 2018/06/06, Without Invitation, English, International journal, Applied Energy, Tongji University
  12. Mapping building carbon emissions within local climate zones in Shanghai, Yihan Wu, Perry Yang, Habura Borjigin, Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata, CUE2018-Applied Energy Symposium and Forum 2018: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems, 2018/06/06, Without Invitation, English, The international journal, Applied Energy, Tongji University
  13. A Survey and Critical Analysis of Tools for Urban Resilience Assessment, ASEAN Forum on Urban Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Strategies, 2017/12/05, With Invitation, English, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), The Philippines, Laoag City
  14. Integrated, resilience-based planning for mitigation and adaptation in Asia, APN Science-Policy Dialogue, 2017/02/08, With Invitation, English, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  15. Adaptation Strategies for Resilient Infrastructure in Emerging Countries, Hitachi Research Institute's 2016 Research Forum, 2016/12/27, Without Invitation, English, Hitachi Research Institute, Hitachi Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
  16. Towards an Integrated Approach to Urban Resilience Assessment, The 5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, 2016/10/18, With Invitation, English, Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Sri Lanka
  17. Towards integrating resilience criteria into sustainability assessment tools, 2016/08/18, Without Invitation, English, Global Carbon Project and The University of Tokyo, The University of Tokyo
  18. An overview of existing tools for assessing urban resilience, Workshop on Tools and Indicators for Assessing Urban Resilience, 2015/12/07, Without Invitation, English, Global Carbon Project In collaboration with NIES, APN, UGEC, WUDAPT and IR3S, The University of Tokyo
  19. A conceptual framework for assessment of urban energy resilience, 7th International Conference on Applied Energy, 2015/03/30, With Invitation, English, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  20. Resilience Thinking as a Framing Mechanism to Facilitate Collective Community Response to Various Implications of Global Environmental Change, AGU Fall Meeting, 2014/12/16, With Invitation, English, American Geophysical Union
  21. Urbanization and landscape change in a newly developing country: The case of Vientiane, Laos, 2nd International UGEC Conference, Urban Transitions & Transformations: Science, Synthesis & Policy, 2014/11/07, With Invitation, English, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Program, Taipei, Taiwan
  22. Principles and criteria for urban resilience: A critical analysis of the literature, 2nd International UGEC Conference, Urban Transitions & Transformations: Science, Synthesis & Policy, 2014/11/08, With Invitation, English, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Program (UGEC), Taipei, Taiwan
  23. Major principles and criteria for development of an urban resilience assessment index, 2014 International Conference & Utility Exhibition on: Green Energy for Sustainable Development (ICUE), 2014/03/20, With Invitation, English, IEEE, Thailand
  24. The necessity of using Sky View Factor in urban planning: A case study of Narmak neighborhood, Tehran, 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & UTILITY EXHIBITION ON: GREEN ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICUE), 2014/03/20, With Invitation, English, IEEE, Thailand
  25. Low-Carbon Strategy and Community Development in Nagoya, Japan: Case of Nishiki 2 District, a Fabric Warehouse District in Transition, Akito Murayama, The EcoDistricts Summit 2011, 2011/10/26, Without Invitation, English, Portland Sustainability Institute, Portland, Oregon
  26. The Significance of Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment to Neighborhood Scale Planning, The 11th international congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, 2011/09/20, With Invitation, English, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
  27. Bottom-up Mapping of CO2 emissions in Tokyo Based on the Local Climate Zones Classification System, First Working Group Meeting of the APN Project Tracking Influences of Asian Urban GHG Emissions for Sustainability Policies: Identifying Low Carbon Pathways to Meet the Paris Agreement, 2018/11/14, With Invitation, English, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  28. Sustainability and Resilience Assessment Tools to Accelerate Transition to Urban Sustainability, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Workshop on Sustainability Assessment, 2019/06/03, With Invitation, English, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  29. The literature landscape on climate change, peace and security, KANEKO Shinji, World Forum on Climate Justice, 2019/06/20, Without Invitation, English, Elsevier and Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
  30. Urban Energy Resilience, MIRAI Scientific Session in Sustainability, 2019/11/14, With Invitation, English, Stockholm University

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. CAPaBLE, Integrated, Resilience-based Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Asia-Pacific Cities, 2015, 2016
  2. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research , Development and Pilot Testing of a Standardized Method to Map Urban CO2 Emissions, 2019/04/01, 2022/03/31
  3. Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP), Assessment of the actual and potential contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience in selected Asia-Pacific cities, 2019, 2020

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Ayyoob Sharifi, 2017/03, Future Earth Urban Knowledge Action Network

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Online workshop “ZeroCarbon x Digital: Urban Decarbonization in the post-Covid-19 era”, 2020/12, 2020/12
  2. Online Workshop on contributions of smart city projects to climate resilience, 2020/12, 2020/12
  3. REFRAMING URBAN RESILIENCE IMPLEMENTATION: ALIGNING SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE, SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE, 2018/12, 2018/12

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2020, Nature Sustainability, Others, Reviewer, 2
  2. 2020, Landscape and Urban Planning, Others, Reviewer, 3
  3. 2020, Environment and Planning B, Editor, Guest Editor
  4. 2020, Sustainability Science, Editor, Lead Guest Editor
  5. 2020, Climate Resilience and Sustainability, Chief editor, Associate Editor
  6. 2018, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, Others, Reviewer
  7. 2018, Sustainability, Editor, Guest Editor
  8. 2018, Urban Science, Editor, Guest Editor
  9. 2018, Energies, Editor, Co-Guest Editor
  10. 2019, Cities, Editor, Guest Editor
  11. 2019, Global Environmental Change, Others, Reviewer, 1