A Curriculum Vitae of Isami Kinoshita

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  Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Social Development (Architecture), 1984 ,

Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Social Development (Architecture), 1981

Exchange Student in ETH Zurich, Switzerland , 1979-80

Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 1978

Academic/Business Experience:

   Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Professor 2005.2 - present,

   Associate Professor 1995-2005.1;

   Assistant Professor, 1992-1995

   Researcher, Rural Life Research Institute, 1987-1992

   Lecturer, Open Air University, 1984-1998

   Guest Professor, Graduate School of Open Air University, 2003-2006

   Lecturer, Open Air University, 2008-presnt

Honors: Ishikawa Award, City Planning Institute of Japan, 2009

    Ishikawa Memorial Encouraging Award, City Planning Institute of Japan, 1997,

Encouraging Award, Architectural Institute of Japan, 1995

    Grand Prix of Research Competition about Neighbor Environment by Toyota Foundation, 1984


Hokuso Satoyama ( area of boarder of mountain and flat land near living area which has rich bio diversity ) enhancement plan, as a chair of Hokuso Satoyama Committee ,Chiba-prefecture, 2009

Isumi city landscape map made by students studio work. 2009

Tojo Minnano Niwa (community garden with the community of neighborhood Matsudo Higashi 3 chome), 2006-2009

Matsudo City Comprehensive Landscape Plan, 2008, as a chief of the planning committee

Environmental Analysis of the basin of Obitsu river and Banzu tidal flat, 2007

NiwaRoJyu - the idea to involve private garden to organize streetscape, 2005

Kogane Design Guide Line, Kogane Wo Yoku Suru Kai, 2004

Inzai-city Town Center Revitalizing Plan, Inzai City, 2002-2003

Shiwa-town Town Center Revitalizing Plan, Shiwa town, 2001-2002

Kogane Pocket Park using a car port of Takahashi House, Takahashi, 2002,

Kashiwano ha Campus Design Guide, Chiba University, 2001

Kinoshita House, 2000

Iida Apple Promenade, Iida city, 1992-96

Karasuyamagawa Ryokudou Water stream Community Participatory Design, Setagaya ward, 1985-88

Taishido Dragonfly Pocket Park 1984

Sakuragaoka Kumin (Community) Center , Setagaya ward, 1981-82


Kinoshita, Isami Bider, Hans, Okabe, Akiko (2012.2) Identity and Sustainability - Towards new ways of urban redevelopment in an age of shrinking cities, Hobunsha (bilingual of English & Japanese )

Kinoshita, Isami(2010.4) NiwaRoju,(Jeffrey Hou ed. “Insurgent Public Space” ), Routledge, 159-167

Kinoshita, Isami(2009) Charting Generational Differences in Conceptions and Opportunities for Play in Japanese Neighborhoood, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, vol,7, No.1, Routledge, 53-77,2009

Isami KINOSHITA (2008) “Community Development & Children, Play and Ecology”, Yoshinori HIROI ed. “Integration of Environment and Welfare”, Yuikaku, 197-211

Kinoshita, Isami(2007): Workshop – as a take part process of community design, Gakugei Publisher

Kinoshita, Isami et. Al.(2006) A Theory of City Planning , Gakugei Publisher

Kinoshita, Isami, et al(2004): Coastal Environmental Science, Tokyo University Press ,

Kinoshita, Isami & Adams, Eileen(2000), Machi-work (Education for Participation), Fudo-sha,

Kinoshita, Isami(1996), Ecology of Play and City, Maruzen,

Kinoshita, Kita, Mashiyama, et al. (1996) ,Child’s Right of Participation, Sanseido,

Kinoshita, Hiramoto, et. Al(1994). Creating Amenity Environment, Gyosei,

Kinoshita, Isami, (1984). Three Generation’s Childhood Playing Visual Book,

Taishido Study Group of Children’s Play and City,


Children’s Play Environment after a Disaster: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Isami KINOSHITA, Helen WOOLEY, Children 2015, 2, 39-62; doi:10.3390/children2010039, 2015

A GIS-Based Approach in Support of Spatial Planning for Renewable Energy: A Case Study of Fukushima, Japan, Qianna Wang, Martin Mwirigi MI’kiugu and Isami Kinoshita, Sustainability, 2087-2117; doi:10.3390/su6042087, 2014

Space, People, Interventions and Time(SPIT): A Model for Understanding Children’s Outdoor Play in Post-DisasterContexts Based On a Case Study from the Triple Disaster Area of Tohoku inNorth-East Japan, Helen Woolley, Isami Kinoshita, CHILDREN & SOCIETY DOI:10.1111/chso.12072, 2014

Danger from Traffic to fear of Monkey’s: Children’s independent mobility in four diverse sites in Japan, Global Studies of Childhood, Vol 1(3), pp.226-262, 2011. (Drianda, Riela Provi and Kinoshita, Isami) → 5 Drianda GSCH 1_3.pdf

Isami Kinoshita, Hans Binder (2011.4) About Identity and Sustainability by Area Management for Urban Regeneration Project at Industrial Site- A Report Focusing on the case of SulzerAreal, Switzerland、CPIJ ,CPIJ Review, No.46-1, 31-36

Isami Kinoshita, Hans Binder (2008.8) , A Study on Identity and Sustainability by Area Management of Urban Regeneration Projects〜From Some Cases in Switzerland and Japan, Proceedings of International Symposium on City Planning 2008 (peer reviewed), Korea Planners Association, 408 -417

Kinoshita, Isami(2008.1), Keynote Address: Creating Children’s Environment with Children in Community Development Process~the Fourth Generation’s Play Map and GUIC program, “Play and Changing Environment” the 17th IPA Conference, Hong Kong, Jan. 8-11, 2007, pp.61-62

Kinoshita, Isami・ Binder, Hans (2007) A Study on Sustainable Area Management by Urban Regeneration Projects~From some cases in Japan & Switzerland,International Symposium of City Planning 2007 Proceedings, City Planning Institute of Japan pp.660-669

Kinoshita, Isami (2007)“Children’s Participation in Japan: An Overview of Municipal Strategies and Citizen Movements, Children, Youth and Environments 17(1): 269-286.

Hou, Jeffrey ・ Kinoshita, Isami(2007) Bridging Community Differences through Informal Processes: Reexamining Participatory Planning in Seattle and Matsudo, Journal of Planning Education and Research 2007 26, SAGE Publicationspp.301-314

Kinoshita, Isami・ Hou, Jeffery (2006) Building Sustainable Community through Intergenerational Participation: Cases of Community-university Partnerships in International District, Seattle and Kogane, Matsudo, International Symposium On Urban Planning 2006 Proceedings, Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning, pp.422-431

Hou, Jeffrey, Ono, Sawako and Kinoshita, Isami (2005) Design Collaboration in the Space of Cross-cultural Flows, Landscape Journal 24(2)・ 125-135, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture &University of Wisconsin Press,

Kinoshita, Isami(2005):”From Three Generation’s Childhood Play Maps to Fourth Generation’s “Children’s Environments Research and Design: Diverse Perspectives, Diverse Outcomes, Intensives, EDRA 36th Conference, Vancouver, April 27-May 1, 4-5

Kinoshita, Isami(2004): Education for both of professionals and citizens in case of Japan, Democratic Design in the Pacific Rim 1999, 168-179, Tadasi Shobo

Kinoshita, Isami,・Jeffrey Hou (2004): Negotiating Community Differences: Participatory Planning in International District, Seattle and Kogane District, Matsudo、The 5th pacific Rim Conference on Participatory Community Design 2004 Seattle, Proceedings, (Re)Constructing Communities,Jeffrey Hou, Mark Francis, Nathan Brightbill ed. Center for Design Research UCA Davis, 128-134.

Kinoshita, Isami & Hou, Jeffrey(2001) Organized Participation and Community Capacity-building: Recent Cases of Organized Community Actions In Taiwan and Japan, BUILDING CULTURAL DIVERSITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION, Building and Planning Research Foundation, NTU, 140-179

Kinoshita Isami(1999): The Apple Promenade in Iida City, Democratic Design in the Pacific Rim, Ridge Time Press, 92-99,

Kinoshita, Isami; Nakamura, Osamu; Laili,Yang; Ping,Li (1999) :Urban Planning Issues to Make A Children-suitable City ―A Case Study about the Children’s Playing Field in Different Residential Areas of China and Japan(I) & (II), Forestry Studies in China, pp.37-46, 47-56, Beijing Forestry University,

Isami Kinoshita & Osamu Nakamura (1997): A Study on Characteristics of Open Space Constructed by the Urban Renewal Project in Japan, International Symposium of City Planning 1997, The City Planning Institute of Japan, pp.89-90,

Kinoshita, Isami(1997): Participatory Sustainable Development Based on Local Resources by Combining Traditional and Modern Technologies, Second Session of the Multilateral Workshops for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Development to be Jointly Held by FAO, MAFF and Japan FAO Association, 31-38,

Kinoshita, Isami & Nakamura, Osamu(1997): A Study on the Participation Process of Designing Open Space by District Planning at Taishido Neighborhood、Vol.60 No.5,691-694、Journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture ,

Kinoshita, Isami & Nakamura, Osamu (1995): A Case Study on the Children’s Play Environment at Different Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Areas of China and Japan、The City Planning Institute, Papers on City Planning Vol. 30,pp.85-90,

Kinoshita, Isami(2004) :Youth in the fragmented society, Isami Kinoshita, The 5th pacific Rim Conference on Participatory Community Design 2004 Seattle, Proceedings, 284

Kinoshita, Isami(2004) :Community Actions with School (primary school and university) raise the Sense of Place and Identity, Symposium: When East Meets West – Communities in Transformation,  University of Maryland, 2-3

Isami KINOSHITA, Jeffrey Hou(2001): Organized Participation and Community Capacity-building: Recent Cases of Organized Community Actions In Taiwan and Japan(pp.140-179)Building and Planning Research Foundation “BUILDING CULTURAL DIVERSITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION”, NTU, 2001

Kinoshita, Isami(1999):Education for both of professionals and citizens in case of Japan, Democratic Design in the Pacific Rim、Nagahashi/Sugita/Kimura 168-179