MURAYAMA Akito

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Name
MURAYAMA Akito
E-mail
murayamaup.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL
http://up.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/%7emurayama/
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
Dept. of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. in Urban Engineering(The University of Tokyo), Master of Urban Engineering(The University of Tokyo), Bachelor of Urban Engineering(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Nagoya University

Profile

Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. After graduating from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 2004, he has worked as Project Researcher at Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, The University of Tokyo for two and a half years. From October 2006 to March 2014, he has worked as Associate Professor at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. From April 2014, he is working at the University of Tokyo.
He received City Planning Institute of Japan Paper Encouragement Award in 2004 (City Planning Institute of Japan) and Landscape Installation Award in 2013 (Nihon Mokuzai Seisounen Dantai Rengokai 16th Wood Utilization Contest). Co-authored English publications include "Living Cities in Japan: Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri and Local Environments" (Routledge, 2007), "Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration" (Springer, 2009) and "Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning" (Springer, 2014).
He also participates in planning and community design practices including Nagoya City Master Plan (2009-2011), Urban Development Guideline for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation, Chubu Regional Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2012-2013), Nagakute City Kouennishi Station Area Low Impact Development Master Plan (2012-2013) and community-driven initiatives in Chojamachi, Nishiki 2 District, Nagoya City and Fujimakicho, Nagoya City.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2014
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Dept. of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2007
 - 
Mar 2014
Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
 
Oct 2006
 - 
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Sep 2006
Project Researcher, Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 

Education

 
Apr 1999
 - 
Mar 2004
Dept. of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 

Awards & Honors

 
Oct 2014
Reclaiming Urban Streets: Comparative Analysis of Planning Process, Cost and Technical Standards of “Parklets” in San Francisco and Los Angeles, The Best Presentation Award, The First International Conference of International Alliance for Sustainable Urbanization and Regeneration (IASUR), International Alliance for Sustainable Urbanization and Regeneration (IASUR)
Winner: WATANABE Mari and MURAYAMA Akito
 
2013
Nishiki 2 District Street Wood Deck, 16th Wood Utilization Contest Landscape Installation Award, Nihon Mokuzai Seisounen Dantai Rengokai
Winner: Urban Wood Utilization Project
 
2004
A Study on Planning Methodology for Matured Urban Areas: Downtown Planning Procedures and Techniques in U.S. Cities, City Planning Institute of Japan Paper Encouragement Award, The City Planning Institute of Japan
 

Published Papers

 
Can master planning control and regulate urban growth in Vientiane, Laos?,
Ayyoob Sharifi, Yoshihiro Chiba, Kohei Okamoto, Satoshi Yokoyama, Akito Murayama
Landscape and Urban Planning   (131) 1-13   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Reclaiming Urban Streets: Comparative Analysis of Planning Process, Cost and Technical Standards of “Parklets” in San Francisco and Los Angeles
Mari Watanabe, Akito Murayama
Proceedings of the First Conference of International Alliance for Sustainable Urbanization and Regeneration “Sustainable Society as Our Challenge”   511-520   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Please see <http://up.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/%7emurayama/profile/murayama_profile-e.pdf> for publications in English before 2013.

Misc

 
Ayyoob Sharifi, Ayyoob Sharifi, Akito Murayama
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management   58 1-23   Jan 2015
© 2014, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.Neighbourhoods are increasingly gaining attention as planning units of great potential for contribution to sustainable development. Many assessment tools such as LEED-ND, BREEAM Communities and CASBEE-UD h...
U. Hiroi, Akito Murayama, Yoshihiro Chiba, Hisashi Komatsu, Masafumi Mori, Keiichi Yamada, Masato Yamazaki, Nobuo Fukuwa
Journal of Disaster Research   10 887-899   Jan 2015
© 2015, Fuji Technology Press. All rights reserved.This case study proposes a new approach to community-based disaster mitigation in which regional issues are resolved and the features of local areas are concurrently addressed. This paper proposes...
Yamauchi Takeshi, Okata Junichiro, Koizumi Hideki, Murayama Akito, Manabe Rikutaro
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   50(3) 904-911   2015
This study investigates the processes to determine public contribution elements in special districts for urban regeneration. From the case studies in Ochanomizu, Shibuya, and Ginza Districts, there were four steps to determine public contribution ...
Morita Hiroyoshi, Inenaga Satoshi, Fujimori Mikihito, Murayama Akito, Endoh Yasuhiro
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   50(3) 709-714   2015
Road space reallocation is discussed in many Japanese cities from reaching a peak of automobile traffic demand and citizen's needs of walkers. This study aims to discuss the effect of sidewalkwidening with wood deck on auto traffic and pedestrian ...
Kawaguchi Nobuko, Shimizu Hiroyuki, Murayama Akito, Takatori Chika
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   50(3) 509-516   2015
Two new indices are introduced which express the property of the shape of non-built-up area in a city block – openness index for blocks where trees are available (the block non-built-up area openness index), and block compact ratio. By using those...

Books etc

 
山形 与志樹, Maruyama Hiroshi
Springer   2016   ISBN:9783319398105
Shimizu Hiroyuki, 村山 顕人
Springer   2014   ISBN:9784431544142
堀田 昌英, 小泉 秀樹
Springer   2009   ISBN:9784431992639

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Community-based approach to climate change response and Disaster mitigation: Cases in Nagoya City [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
GCP Workshop at Toyota High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities   16 Jan 2015   
Land Use Planning for Climate Change Response and Disaster Mitigation [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
Workshop on Surprise Resilient Scenarios: Emergent Dialogue Approach   2 Nov 2014   
Participatory Planning Approach to Link District, City and Region: Experiences in Nagoya, Japan [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
Workshop "Linking cities to regions: Exploring trans-scalar sustainable development processes", Chile-Japan Academic Forum at UTokyo   8 Oct 2014   
Emerging Urban Form in the Age of Depopulation: Toward a New Planning and Management Approach [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
Public Symposium of Spatial Planning in Japan   15 Sep 2014   
Land Use Planning for Climate Change Response and Disaster Mitigation - Initiatives in Nagoya at Urban and District Scales – [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
10. National Institute for Environmental Studies Global Carbon Project Seminar   30 Jun 2014   
Reconsidering Automobile-Oriented Urban Form: The Recent Planning Policies in Nagoya City [Invited]
MURAYAMA Akito
Workshop on the Urban History of Britain and Japan: Envisioning the Motor City: A Comparison of Post-War Reconstruction in Birmingham and Nagoya   28 Apr 2014