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  OHASHI Hiroaki
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2014/09~2018/05 〔Doctoral course〕, University College London (University of London) The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, Completed, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
2. 2002/09~2003/09 〔Master degree program〕, University of London (University College London) The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, Completed, Master of Architecture in Architectural Design
3. 2001/09~2002/09 〔Master degree program〕, University of London (University College London), The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, Completed, Master of Science with Distinction in Built Environment: Advanced Architectural Studies
4. 1998/04~2001/03 〔Master degree program〕, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Completed, Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
5. 1993/04~1998/03 Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Graduated, Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2022/04~ College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Associate Professor
2. 2022/04~ Kinugasa Research Organization (DMUCH), Ritsumeikan University Visiting Researcher
3. 2021/11~2022/01 UMR8504 Géographie-cités CNRS, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université de Paris and EHESS (period of stay in France) Chercheur invité(Visiting Researcher)(as Canon Foundation Fellow)
4. 2020/04~2020/09 Faculty of International Studies, Ryukoku University Part-time Lecturer (Subject: Introduction to Urban Planning)
5. 2019/12~2022/03 Kinugasa Research Organization (DMUCH), Ritsumeikan University Senior Researcher
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■ Message
I have specialized in urban and regional planning, development, policy, and design by integrating practical, research, and teaching experiences. I have various professional work experiences in both international and domestic consultancy services in the field of planning and development. These practical experiences cover projects at different spatial scales ranging from master planning through urban (re)development to the land utilization of an individual site. These projects include those funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or the Japan External Trade Organization. My experiences include countries, such as Mongolia, Qatar, Ghana, Vietnam, Pakistan, China, Philippines, and Japan. After accumulating practical experiences, I completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nicholas A. Phelps and Prof. Dr. John Tomaney. My interests include spatial and (sub)urban policies and planning, international comparative planning studies, (sub)urban and architectural analysis and design, regional and rural development, international development, sustainable and resilient development, economic development, shrinking cities, smart cities, disaster management (especially, water-related disasters amid climate change), historic preservation, and interdisciplinary approaches for the built and natural environments among urban and regional planning and design, architecture, civil engineering, public policies, and urban economics. I am very welcome to have research or practical collaborations (including ones with students) based on my interests above.
■ Current specialized field
Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Planning and Policy, Comprehensive Planning, Urban (Re)development, Real Estate Development, Urban Design, Development and Environment, International Cooperation (Key Word:Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Planning and Policy, Comprehensive Planning, Urban (Re)development, Real Estate Development, Urban Design, Development and Environment, International Cooperation)  Link
■ Books and theses
1. 2022 Article Between Decentralization and Recentralization: Conflicts in Intramunicipal and Intermunicipal Governance in Tokyo's Shrinking Suburbs, Urban Planning (accepted) Urban Planning (ISSN: 2183-7635) 7(3) (Collaboration) 
2. 2022 Article A Study on Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage Based on the Spatial-Temporal Investigation of Objectives of Non-Profit Organizations: A Case of Kyoto City in an Era of Urban Shrinkage (in press)  16 (Collaboration) 
3. 2022 Article Challenges for the strengthening of local disaster management capabilities by the creation of safety and security maps: Through the project report of the 15th Children’s Map Contest for Community Safety (in Japanese) Historical Disaster Studies in Kyoto pp.29-38 (Collaboration) 
4. 2021 Article Contrasts in suburban decline: A tale of three key outer suburban "Business Core Cities" in Tokyo Metropolis Urban Geography  (Collaboration) 
5. 2021 Article Suburban (mis)fortunes: Outer suburban shrinkage in Tokyo Metropolis Urban Studies 58(14),pp.329-3049 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. Royal Town Planning Institute (Chartered Town Planner [MRTPI])
2. Regional Studies Association
3. Town and Country Planning Association
4. Urban Design Group
5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (APC Candidate)
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2021/12/07 New Planning Challenge for Urban Sustainability: Housing, Low-income Group, and COVID-19 (4th Collaborative Workshop on Housing and Urban Development (by College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University, with Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University))
2. 2021/11/12 Re-planning for the shrinking suburbs of polycentric Tokyo Metropolis (Séminaire CRIA, UMR8504 Géographie-cités)
3. 2021/07/17 A study on Community-Based Disaster Management for the Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings with Increasing Social Vulnerability amid Urban Shrinkage: A Case of Izushi, Toyooka City, Japan (in Japanese) (15th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Ritsumeikan University)
4. 2021/07/17 A Gap Between Disaster Management and Cultural Heritage Conservation in Local Communities: A Case of Kyoto City in an Era of Urban Shrinkage (15th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Ritsumeikan University)
5. 2021/09/01 One of Panelists for Panel Discussion (Invisible Reconstruction - Cross disciplinary responses to disaster and approaches to sustainable resilience (by Ritsumeikan University, University College London, University of Sassari, etc.))
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■ Works
1. 2021/10/11 Urban Policy and Planning (Guest Speaker) (at College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University)
2. 2021/04/08 The application of ICT and smartization in the field of urban planning and the improvement of planning capabilities
3. 2007/07/26 Land Use Plan and Land Management (Speaker as Member of JICA Study Team) (Intensive Learning Session on Urban Planning under Market Economy, The Study on City Master Plan and Urban Development Program of Ulaanbaatar City in Mongolia)
■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1.   [Daiwa Foundation Small Grant, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation] A study on spatial planning and policy for provincial and rural revitalisation in the United Kingdom with a comparative view to Japan  (Key Word : )
2.   [International Research Exchange Grant, Obayashi Foundation] A study on the spatial transformation of metropolitan Melbourne through the formation of suburban centers - with a comparative view to the Tama Area in Tokyo Metropolis -  (Key Word : )
3.   [Research Grant, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Japan] A study on spatial planning and policy for provincial and rural revitalisation in the United Kingdom with a comparative view to Japan  (Key Word : )
4. 2022~  [Research Grant, Mitsubishi Foundation] A study on policies and planning for the sustainablility of metropolitan areas: the spatial transformation of the Melbourne metropolitan area through suburban developments (tentative English title)  (Key Word : )
5. 2022~  A study on urban policy and planning for the revitalization of NPOs' activities in Kyoto City in an era of urban shrinkage (tentative English title)  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2002/11 University of London "Distinction" for a MSc degree
2. 2002/05 The Director of Studies of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies "Highly Commended" for a poster on research in space syntax in the category of MSc studies
■ Qualification and licenses
1. Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) (Royal Town Planning Institute, United Kingdom) Link
2. Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering: Urban and Regional Planning) Link
3. Urban Renewal Planner Link
4. Real Estate Transaction Agent
5. Licensed Representative of Condominium Management Company
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■ Educational ability
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1. Major professional qualifications: Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI)/Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering: Urban and Regional Planning)/APEC Engineer (Civil)/IPEA International Engineer (Japan)/Urban Renewal Planner
■ Professional contribution to Society
1. Practical experiences of international and domestic consultancy projects in the field of planning and development [separately, professional CV (with details of project experiences) available]
■ Committee and society
1. 2021/04~ Specialty Section of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Social Inclusion in Cities
2. 2019/12~2022/03 Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Members of Steering Committee/Planning Committee
3. 2015/10~2018/10 International Society of Urban and Regional Planners Deputy Bureau Member/National Delegate Member of Japan
■ E-Mail address
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■ Homepage
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■ JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number
70871052
■ Researchmap researcher code
R000005161
■ ORCID
0000-0003-3803-4559