Creating the Future of Regions with the Power of Science
What kind of people did you meet today? Family, school friends, teachers, work colleagues, young children on their way to or from elementary school, the volunteers who watch over the children, a convenience store clerk... Where are you right now? Are you in your room in your own home, your school classroom, your office, or perhaps a cafe? Where will you go tomorrow? School, work, or the home of a friend? Even a shopping mall would be nice. How will you get there? On foot, by bicycle, bus, train, or your own car?
A region is a world that has you at its center.
Are you able to communicate well with the people around you? Are you satisfied with the community that surrounds you? Is your home comfortable? Is your school environment conducive to concentrating on your studies? Is the mall a fun place? Is the street in front of your home safe? Can you easily access bus stops and train stations? Is there a park nearby you can relax in?
Regional design is an activity that aims to optimize the world that has you at its center.
Japan is facing a super-aging society unlike any it has ever experienced. Natural disasters are becoming more severe with each passing year, and now we are faced with the novel coronavirus pandemic. The vulnerabilities of modern society are apparent. Will the community that surrounds you continue to support you in the future amidst such changes? What role can you play in the community? And what can you do to ensure that your home and city remain safe and comfortable for you? How can you ensure safety in the event of a disaster?
The science of regional design is the study of confronting problems and creating optimal conditions for the future by organically linking various types of expertise in order to make the world around you sustainable in the future.
The School of Regional Design is a faculty that studies and researches the act of designing the world around you as a region, now and in the future. Welcome to the School of Regional Design.
Dean of the School of Regional Design