Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design

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3 часа курса
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Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview of key issues in sustainability including industrial pollution, an aging society, human-nature connection, urban planning, resilience, environmental governance, and education for sustainable development.

In this course, you will learn about historical and current sustainability issues that have emerged around the world, as well as some of the approaches that have been used to solve them. You will be exposed to industrial and water pollution control issues, in addition to challenges caused by an aging and shrinking population.

You will also learn about the human-nature connection and initiatives that aim to create sustainable societies in harmony with nature, based on the concept of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS). You will explore how ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) approaches can be used to reestablish the human-nature connection through re-naturalization of damaged environments.

This course will also consider an urban planning point of view by exploring the value of an urban-rural land use mixture to create new sustainable societies and resilient megacities.

Finally, you will learn about environmental governance, a crucial element for progress towards a sustainable future. You will be introduced to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a learning method for sustainable development and discuss international debates on ESD.

Japanese perspectives are emphasized throughout the course in the hopes of providing concrete value to solving contemporary sustainability issues.

Программа
Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design
Discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Historical lessons and current sustainability challenges in Japan and other parts of the world
  • International and Japanese initiatives in the field of human-nature connection
  • Japanese experience in urban-rural land use mixture
  • Frontier knowledge in the area of environmental governance and ESD
  • Theoretical concepts of sustainability science
Лекторы
Takashi Mino
Takashi Mino
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The University of Tokyo
Takashi Mino is Dean and Professor at Graduate School of Frontier Sciences and serving as Coordinator of Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI). He received his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D Degrees in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1978, 1980 and 1983, respectively.
Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University ...
Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS), and Senior Visiting Professor, United Nations University (UNU). He received his M.Agr., and PhD. in Landscape Ecology and Planning from the University of Tokyo in 1976, 1980, respectively.
Makoto Yokohari
Makoto Yokohari
Professor of the School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
Makoto Yokohari is Professor of the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his Bachelor Degree (1984), Master Degree (1986) and PhD (2002) from the University of Tokyo.
Masahide Horita
Masahide Horita
Professor at the Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The Unive...
Masahide Horita is currently Professor at the Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1999 and subsequently worked at Durham Business School as Senior Research Associate until he moved to the University of Tokyo in October, 2000.
Yuto Kitamura
Yuto Kitamura
Associate Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education The University of Tokyo
Yuto is Associate Professor of Education at Graduate School of Education and Adjunct Associate Professor at Graduate Program in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo. He received his B.A in Education from Keio University (Japan) in 1996 and M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and 2000, respectively.
Motoharu Onuki
Motoharu Onuki
Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Gradua...
Motoharu Onuki is Associate Professor at Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He received his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D Degrees in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999 and 2002, respectively.
Shogo Kudo
Shogo Kudo
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Gradua...
Shogo Kudo is Assistant Professor at Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He completed his MAs and Ph.D. in Sustainability Science in GPSS-GLI from The University of Tokyo in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Akito Murayama
Akito Murayama
Associate Professor, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo
Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his Bachelor Degree (1999), Master Degree (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) from the University of Tokyo.
Toru Terada
Toru Terada
Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The University of Tokyo
Toru Terada is lecturer of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies in 2011 from the University of Tokyo.
Toshinori Tanaka
Toshinori Tanaka
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The University of Tokyo
Toshinori Tanaka is Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He received his Bachelor Degree in history (2006) from Osaka University, and his Master (2008) and PhD in environmental policy (2011) from Kyoto University.
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