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Chika Takatori Last modified date:2021.06.25

Associate Professor / Department of Environmental Design / Faculty of Design

1. Iizuka, S., Xuan, Y., Takatori, C., Nakaura, H., Hashizume, A., Environmental impact assessment of introducing compact city models by downscaling simulations, Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, in press, 2020.08, In this study, first, three compact city models with different degrees of compactness for a prefecture in a large metropolitan area of Japan were designed. Based on the urban classifications “population-induced area,” “population-unchanged area,” and “withdrawal area,” we constructed the compact city models. Next, the impact of introducing the designed compact city models on the summer thermal environment in the 2050s was quantitatively assessed by downscaling simulations from a global scale to an urban scale. Moreover, we examined the effect of a land use change in the withdrawal area on the future thermal environment in the urban area (the population-induced and population-unchanged areas). As expected, a temperature increase in the urban area occurred due to urban densification in the compact city models. On the other hand, the temperature decrease in the urban area as a result of changing the land use of the withdrawal area, i.e., by replacing the withdrawal area with grassland, approximately offset the above-mentioned temperature increase. This implies that, in compact city planning, it is necessary to properly plan not only for the concentrated urban area but also for treatment of the withdrawal area from the viewpoint of environmental impact..
2. Rosa, D., Takatori, C., Shimizu, H., Privitera, R., A planning framework to evaluate demands and preferences by different social groups for accessibility to urban greenspaces, Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society,, 36, 346-362, 2018.01.
3. Kawaguchi, N., Shimizu, H., Takatori, C, The Analysis of Land Use Characteristics Using the Indexes of Openness and Compactness of Non-built Up Areas Related to Green Coverage of City Blocks, Journal of Sustainable Urbanization and Regeneration, 1, 1, 31-42, 2015.01.