Research at SDC

The Sustainability Design Center conducts interdisciplinary research and education with the objective of building a sustainable society. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the center has used domestic and international networks to conduct research and education on such topics as the model design of sustainable societies (including low-carbon societies and recycling-oriented societies), management and system design for transitioning to low-carbon societies, and creating pluralistic valuation methods for sustainability and the establishment of environmentally sustainable energy systems. In addition to the above, the center conducts research that brings together basic technology to build sustainable societies with expanded, global social views and to encourage technological and social innovation.

Selected Papers (2008〜)

Hara K., Yabar H., Uwasu M., Zhang H. Energy Intensity Trends and Scenarios for China's Industrial Sectors - a Regional Case Study, Sustainability Science, Forthcoming

Uwasu M., Yabar H. (2010) Assessment of Sustainable Development Based on the Capital Approach, Ecological Indicators, Vol.11(2) pp.348-352.

Uwasu M., Jiang Y., Saijo T. (2010) On the Chinese Carbon Reduction Target. Sustainability. Vol. 2 (6) pp. 1553-1557

Zhang, H., Uwasu, M., Hara, K., and Yabar, H. (2010) Land use Change Patterns and Sustainable Urban Development in China, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, Vol. 9 (1)

Yabar, H., Uwasu, M., Hara, K and Zhang H (2010) Environmental Policy and Innovation: the Japanese Experiences on Dioxin Emissions and Waste Recycling, Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Innovation, Management and Service, World Academic Press, Singapore, February, 2010

Uwasu M. (2010) The current states and Challenges for Global Sustainability, Green Industrial Innovation, Sawa T (Ed). pp 10-26, Nikkei BP (in Japanese)

Uwasu M., Shimoda Y. (2010) Sustainability Science Educational Program as Integrated Disciplinary Education: Practices and Lessons at Osaka University, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 58-1, pp. 40-45 (in Japanese)

Zhang, H., Hara, K., Yabar, H., Yamaguchi Y., Uwasu, M and Morioka, T. (2009) Comparative analysis of the sustainability indices systems for eco-industrial parks in Baotou, Suzhou and Shanghai, China, Sustainability Science, Vol.4 (2), pp. 263-279

Uwasu, M., Yabar, H., Hara, K., Shimoda, Y and Saijo, T. (2009) Educational Initiative at Osaka University in Sustainability Science: Mobilizing Science and Technology towards Sustainability, Sustainability Science, Vol.4 (1) pp. 45-53

Hara, K., Uwasu, M., Yabar, H and Zhang, H. (2009) Sustainability Assessment with Time-Series Scores: A Case Study of Chinese Provinces, Sustainability Science, Vol.4 (1) pp. 81-97

Kumazawa, T., Saito, O., Kozaki, K., Matsui, T., Mizoguchi, R. (2009) Toward Knowledge Structuring of Sustainability Science Based on Ontology Engineering, Sustainability Science, Vol.4(1), pp.99-116

Yabar, H., Hara, K., Uwasu, M., Yamaguchi, Y., Zhang, H., and Morioka, T. (2009) Integrated Resource Management towards a Sustainable Asia: Policy and Strategy Evolution in Japan and China, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol.11 (4) pp239 - 256

Hara, K. (2008) Urban Sustainability and Environment, Journal of Public Policy Studies, Vol.8 pp74-86, Public Policy Studies Association (Ed), Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd (in Japanese)

Hara, K and Mino, T. (2008) Evaluation of Sewage Sludge Recycling Options and Management System in Tokyo, Waste Management, Vol.28 (12) pp.2645-2652

Yabar, H., Hara, K., and Zhang, H. (2008) Impacts of Environmental Policy on technological innovations: Case Study in Japan, Environmental Information Science/Extra, Papers on Environmental Information Science, Center for Environmental Information Science, Tokyo No.22, pp.37-42

Zhang,H., Uwasu,M, Hara,K., Yabar,H., Yamaguchi,Y. ,and Murayama,T. (2008) Analysis on Land use Changes and Environmental Loads during Urbanization in China. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 1 pp.109-115, May, 2008

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