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  OHASHI Hiroaki
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2014/09~2018/05 〔Doctorial Course〕, University College London (UCL), The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, Completed, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
2. 2002/09~2003/09 〔Master Course〕, University of London (UCL), The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, Completed, Master of Architecture in Architectural Design
3. 2001/09~2002/09 〔Master Course〕, University of London (UCL), 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 Course〕, 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~ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Associate Professor
2. 2023/04~ Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Sustainability Science Division Division Head Link
3. 2022/04~ Kinugasa Research Organization (DMUCH), Ritsumeikan University Visiting Researcher
4. 2023/02~ University College London (UCL) Bartlett School of Planning, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment Honorary Research Fellow
5. 2022/08~2022/09 The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning University Guest (Academic)
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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 am an alumnus of the Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment (QS World University Subject Ranking: ranked #3 in the world and #1 in the UK in 2022), as well as an alumnus of the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo. I hold professional qualifications such as a Chartered Town Planner of UK's Royal Town Planning Institute, Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering: Urban and Regional Planning) (JPN Nat’l QUAL), Urban Renewal Planner, Real Estate Notary (JPN Nat’l QUAL), Licensed Representative of Condominium Management Company (JPN Nat’l QUAL), Property Manager (JPN Nat'l QUAL), APEC Engineer (Civil), IPEA International Engineer (Japan), URCA Condominium Rebuilding Advisor, and Affiliated Financial Planner.

I have various practical 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 (Professor and Chair of Urban Planning, The University of Melbourne/ Formerly, Professor of Urban and Regional Development, UCL) and Prof. Dr. John Tomaney (Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, UCL).

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 sincerely welcome to have research or practical collaborations with students, researchers, and/or practitioners based on my interests above, with a passion for industry-academia-government collaborations. Separately from my profile described in this website, my professional CV, which includes details of practical experiences with names of projects and clients, is available depending on requests for these collaborations.
■ Current specialized field
Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Planning and Policy, Comprehensive Planning, Urban (Re)development, Real Estate Development, Urban Design, Development, Disaster Management, 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. 2023/01 Article Contrasts in suburban decline: A tale of three key outer suburban "Business Core Cities" in Tokyo Metropolis Urban Geography (Scopus Indexed) 44(1),pp.149-177 (Collaboration) 
2. 2022/07 Article Between Decentralization and Recentralization: Conflicts in Intramunicipal and Intermunicipal Governance in Tokyo's Shrinking Suburbs Urban Planning (Scopus Indexed) 7(3),pp.98-114 (Collaboration) 
3. 2022/07 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 Japanese) Journal of Disaster Mitigation for Historical Cities 16,pp.135-142 (Collaboration) 
4. 2022/03 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) 
5. 2021/11 Article Suburban (mis)fortunes: Outer suburban shrinkage in Tokyo Metropolis Urban Studies (Scopus Indexed) 58(14),pp.3029-3049 (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. International Society of City and Regional Planners
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2022/12/04 Secondary Cities and Urban Systems: Analyzing Growth Patterns of Small and Medium-sized Cities for Regional Development and Mitigation of Spatial Disparity in the Philippines (First Author/Presenter: Dr. Hisako Kobayashi, Oriental Consultants Global) (20th Asia Pacific Conference, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
2. 2022/08/31 Understanding the Development Potential of Urban Centers for Infrastructure Planning and Balanced Development in the Philippines (First Author/Presenter: Dr. Hisako Kobayashi, Oriental Consultants Global) (5th World Planning Schools Congress/16th Asian Planning Schools Association Congress)
3. 2022/07/24 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 Japanese) (16th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities, Ritsumeikan University)
4. 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))
5. 2021/11/12 Re-planning for the shrinking suburbs of polycentric Tokyo Metropolis (Séminaire CRIA, UMR8504 Géographie-cités, France)
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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 (in Japanese)
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. 2023  [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 (2023年2~3月イギリス滞在済)  (Key Word : )
2. 2023  [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 (2023年2~3月イギリス滞在済)  (Key Word : )
3. 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 : )
4. 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 : )
5. 2021~  [Canon Foundation Research Fellowship, Canon Foundation in Europe] Planning for the sustainability of ocean cities in secondary city-regions: A comparative study of urban policies, global linkages and local revitalization between Marseille and Kobe  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2002/11 University of London "Distinction" for a MSc degree in Built Environment: Advanced Architectural Studies
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. 2020 Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) (Royal Town Planning Institute, United Kingdom) (84322) Link
2. 2012 Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering: Urban and Regional Planning) (76057) (JPN Nat’l QUAL) Link
3. 2015 Urban Renewal Planner (250124) Link
4. 2011 Real Estate Notary (217207) (JPN Nat’l QUAL)
5. 2017 Licensed Representative of Condominium Management Company (17072771) (JPN Nat’l QUAL)
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■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. Master's Supervision: Final Research Project (in English) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
2. Teaching Subject (Undergraduate): Sustainable Urban Development and Planning (in English) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
3. Teaching Subject (Undergraduate): Resilient Cities (in English) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
4. Teaching Subject (Undergraduate): Graduation Research II (Graduation Thesis) (in Japanese) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
5. Teaching Subject (Undergraduate): Graduation Research I (in Japanese) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
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■ 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. 2023/04~ A committee established by Oita Prefectural Government for the revitalization of Nishi-Oita and its surrounding areas Member
2. 2021/04~ Specialty Section of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Social Inclusion in Cities
3. 2019/12~2022/03 Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Members of Steering Committee/Planning Committee
4. 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
   https://www.linkedin.com/in/hiroaki-ohashi-大橋弘明-phd-mrtpi-pejp-apec-eng-intpe-452018186/
   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hiroaki-Ohashi-2
   https://researchmap.jp/h-ohashi
   https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3803-4559
   https://www.instagram.com/hiroaki_ohashi_1029/
■ JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number
70871052
■ Researchmap researcher code
R000005161
■ External Researcher ID
orcID 0000-0003-3803-4559