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Yokohama

Much of my research focus is on consensus building and negotiation processes for urban and environemental policies. In particular, my research critically examine the role of evidence and scientific experts in such participatory processes. I am also interested in the practical ways of accelerating societal transitions for sustainable urban developments in a long-term future.

Urban planning is the primary focus of my research, along with energy and environmental policy, ocean management, and science/technoogy policy.

My approach to those issues is primarily qualitative and experimental. I am always engaged in the real public dialogue projects and obtain observational data through my engagement (kind of action research). I also collect stories of practice as "profile."