Atsushi DeguchiProfessor, Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Atsushi Deguchi specializes in the academic field of urban design and planning. He received a Doctor of Engineering Degree from The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) in 1990. When he was a doctor student, he was awarded as Grand Prix in the IFHP International Student Competition in 1987. He has promoted lots of frontier research and education projects on urban design and planning issues such as the building control of high-density urban environment and sustainable urban design at Kyushu University (1993-2011) and UTokyo (2011-present). He is a director of Hitachi and UTokyo Joint Research for realization of “Society 5.0” and next generation smart city.
He is an active practitioner as well, and has lots of pragmatic experiences as an urban designer and a master planner, and is well-known as a master planner in the new campus plan of Kyushu University and Island City Project in Fukuoka City. He has been awarded as Ishikawa Prize by City Planning Institute of Japan in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011, he has had initiative to conduct the Kashiwanoha Campus Town and Smart City Project as President of Urban Design Center, Kashiwanoha (UDCK), which achievements has been highly evaluated and awarded as Good Design Award 2013 and Green City Award in 2015.