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The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Urban Engineering, 都市計画コース Associate Professor
Bachelor (Engineering)(The University of Tokyo)
Master (Engineering)(The University of Tokyo)
Ph.D. (Urban Engineering)(The University of Tokyo)

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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) for his Ph.D. thesis, Landscape Installation Award in 2013 (Nihon Mokuzai Seisounen Dantai Rengokai 16th Wood Utilization Contest) for Nishiki 2 Street Wood Deck Project and Literature Award in 2015 (Japan Association for Human and Environmental Symbiosis) for the co-authored book on urban and regional sustainability assessment. 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) and Urban Resilience - A Transformative Approach” (Springer, 2016).
He teaches land use planning for undergraduate students, urban planning theory for graduate students and planning studios for both undergraduate and graduate students.
He also participates in planning and community development practices including Nagoya City Master Plan (2011), Low Carbon City Nagoya Strategy Action Plan (2011), Nagakute City Kouennishi Station Area Low Impact Development Master Plan (2013), Shizuoka City Master Plan (2016), Yokosuka City Master Plan (2016) as well as community-driven initiative in Nishiki 2 District in Nagoya City. In Nishiki 2 District, he has taken a lead in developing Nishiki 2 District Vision (2011), applying to Nagoya City Low Carbon Model District (2015) and managing community-led low carbon projects.





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