Norihisa SHIMA

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Norihisa SHIMA
Norihisa SHIMA
Toyo University
Department of Regional Development Studies
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor of Engineering(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number


Dr. Shima is an associate professor in urban and regional planning at Department of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University, Japan. Received Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (Department of Urban Engineering), and awarded excellent dissertation award by City Planning Institute of Japan (CPIJ). He has rich research experience in over 30 Asian and African cities, together with local universities and NGOs, and published over 150 papers and books.
As an urban specialist, he joined United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and worked as a consultant at UN-HABITAT and Asian Development Bank. He has also advised to Japan's central government such as Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as well as to the local government such as Koshigaya City. Recently he is engaged in community based tourism at a mountainous village of Vietnam under JICA's support.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Associate Professor, Department of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University
Sep 2012
Mar 2014
Secretary General and Assistant Professor, Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration (cSUR), The University of Tokyo
Nov 2010
Mar 2013
Adjunct Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Sep 2007
Aug 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Oct 2006
Sep 2007
Project Researcher, Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration (cSUR), The University of Tokyo


Apr 2003
Oct 2006
Ph.D. Candidate at Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2001
Mar 2003
Master of Engineering at Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1997
Mar 2001
Bachelor of Engineering at Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Jun 2011
Aug 2011
Asian Development Bank (ADB)  Consultant (International Housing Development Specialist)
Oct 2010
Mar 2011
UN-HABITAT  Consultant
Dec 2009
Mar 2010
UN-HABITAT  Consultant

Awards & Honors

Excellent Paper Award, City Planning Institute of Japan
Winner: Norihisa Shima

Published Papers

A Study on the Vendor Business and the Space Usage/Utilization at Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta: As a Basic Survey toward Comprehensive Street Management
Nanami AIZU and Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   51(3) 1197-1204   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
The Tenure Security and Its Implication to Self-Help Housing Improvements in the Urban Kampong: The Case of Kampong Cikini, Jakarta
Adianto, J., Okabe, A., Ellisa, E. and Shima, N.
Urban and Regional Planning Review   3 50-65   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Shiro WATANABE, Norihisa SHIMA and Kaori FUJITA
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering   12(1) 33-40   May 2013   [Refereed]
Hironori KATO, Norihisa SHIMA, Yoshinori NAKAGAWA and Wataru NAKANISHI
Sociotechnica   9 70-85   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Haruka ONO, Ayako MAESHIMA, Tetsuo KIDOKORO and Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of Architecture and Planning   77(675) 1139-1144   May 2012   [Refereed]
A Study on the West-Suburban Development of Metropolitan Jakarta under the 1990's Deregulation: Through the case of Tangerang City
Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   46(3) 895-900   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Reiko KITAHARA, Toshio OTSUKI and Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of Architecture and Planning   76(668) 1761-1770   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Hitoshi IEDA, Thet Thet Htun PHYO and Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies   8 1368-1382   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
A Study on the Development Trend based on Development Permission in Jakarta Special Province, Indonesia
Norihisa SHIMA
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   45(3) 31-36   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Land Ownership and Women's Empowerment in Compound: A case of Lusaka, Zambia
Haruka ONO, Tetsuo KIDOKORO, Norihisa SHIMA, Kozue KASHIWAZAKI and Minsun KIM
Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan   45(3) 283-288   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
All 27 peer reviewed papers, 40 non-peer reviewed papers and 70 academic articles

Books etc

Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits: Implementation of Win-win Interventions in Cities
Doll, C. N. H. and Puppim de Oliveira, J. A. (Part:Contributor)
Routledge   Dec 2016   
Understanding African Urbanization: Discourse, Representation and Actuality (SUR Special Issue)
Norihisa SHIMA and Tetsuo KIDOKORO (eds) (Part:Joint Work)
Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, The University of Tokyo   Mar 2013   
Sustainable City Regions: Space Place and Governance (cSUR-UT: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Vol.7)
Tetsuo KIDOKORO, Noboru HARATA, Leksono Probo Subanu, Johann JESSEN, Alain MOTTE and Ethan Paul SELTZER (eds) (Part:Contributor)
Dec 2008   
Vulnerable Cities: Realities, Innovations and Strategies (cSUR-UT: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Vol.8)
Tetsuo KIDOKORO, Junichiro OKATA, Shuichi MATSUMURA and Norihisa SHIMA (eds) (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   Dec 2008   

Conference Activities & Talks

A Study on the Land Tenure and Living Environment of Slums: Reflection from Lusaka and Jakarta
Norihisa SHIMA
AASSA-SCJ Workshop on “Role of Science for Inclusive Society   2 Mar 2017   
Development Cooperation in Urban Sector: Global Agendas and Japan [Invited]
Norihisa SHIMA
Tunisia-Japan Symposium & SATREPS Morocco-Tunisia-Japan Symposium   17 Sep 2016   
Planning and Designing Streets: Learning from Street Vendors [Invited]
Norihisa SHIMA
2016 International Conference of Asia-Pacific Planning Societies (ICAPPS)   26 Aug 2016   
All 33 presentations at academic conferences