Toshiaki ICHINOSE is an Executive Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, and a Professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. With an academic background in Geography and Civil Engineering, he is interested in various aspects of Urban Environment Systems, ranging from urban climatology, energy systems and GIS to their application in urban planning. In particular, he has performed many relevant field surveys in China and other Asian countries. He has authored many related publications including Counteracting Urban Heat Islands in Japan (Elsevier “Urban Energy Transition,” 2008). He has served as a board member of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and a member of the WMO Expert Team on Training on Urban Climatology. His main on-going research topic is Strategic Urban Planning and Assessment of Low-Carbon Cities.
Sustainable Cities and Society 32 235-246 Jul 2017 [Refereed]
In relation to established plans of district heat supply facilities that make effective reuse of heat obtained from sewage, we developed GIS software to perform analyses of the spatial congruence between heat demand and the use of waste heat in he...
Energy and Buildings 136 199-210 Feb 2017 [Refereed]
The authors studied five major municipalities (Shanghai, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu and Chongqing) in China's hot summer and cold winter zone, using eQUEST to perform numerical simulations of the effects of shading by nearby residences on electricit...
Energy and Buildings 81 253-261 Oct 2014 [Refereed]
“Katsuren travertine” is a paving stone produced from a porous marine limestone mined near Katsuren town on Okinawa Island, Japan, that remains relatively cool under bright sunlight. As a pavement surface, it has promise as an effective material f...
Yoshida, Y., T. Ichinose (Part:Contributor, Energy reduction using natural ventilation in city planning)
Earthscan Oct 2014
Energizing Sustainable Cities
Schulz, N.B., A. Grubler, T. Ichinose (Part:Contributor, Energy demand and air pollution densities, including heat island effects)
Earthscan from Routledge 2013
The Global Energy Assessment
Grübler, A., X. Bai, T. Buettner, S. Dhakal, D.J. Fisk, T. Ichinose, J. Keirstead, G. Sammer, D. Satterthwaite, N.B. Schulz, N. Shah, J. Steinberger, H. Weisz (Part:Contributor, Urban Energy Systems)
Cambridge University Press 2012 ISBN:9780521182935
More than 50% of the global population already lives in urban settlements and urban areas are projected to absorb almost all the global population growth to 2050, amounting to some additional three billion people. Over the next decades the increas...
ICUC-7 Urban Climate Special Issue
Roth, M., R. Emmanuel, T. Ichinose, J. Salmond (Part:Editor)
International Journal of Climatology, 31(2) Feb 2011
Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network
Blake, R., A. Grimm, T. Ichinose, R. Horton, S. Gaffin, J. Shu, D. Bader, C. DeWayne (Part:Contributor, Urban climate: Processes, trends, and projections)