Laboratory of Regional Design with Ecology

Research Institute

The purpose of our research center is to study methods for true “revitalization of cities and regions” to open up the era of the environment. In particular, we set our sights on regeneration of waterfront spaces, unfortunately labeled as a negative legacy of the 20th century; despite their long history of fostering rich environments, we regard them as an important pillar for urban and regional planning in the 21st century.
We adopt a unique approach to connect “ecology” and “history” for the sake of distinctive and sustainable revitalization of each region or city in Japan, which has lost its environmental balance and cultural identity.
Based on the international network among specialists from Europe, the United States, Asia, and Japan, we search for solutions to various problems through multidirectional concepts and methods, promoting interactions between western and eastern wisdom.