Speakers

Claudio Coletta

University of Bologna

Claudio Coletta is the INFRATIME project’s MSCA Global Fellow. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento) and works as an assistant professor (RTDb) at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies,  University of Bologna. His research revolves around the fields of Science & Technology Studies, Urban Studies and Organization Studies, with a special interest in the study of categorical work, networked infrastructures and organizational narratives, as explored through qualitative methodologies. In the last years, Claudio’s research investigated smart city development processes in EU and US, following the interplay of networked infrastructures and metropolitan-regional governance through a qualitative and ethnographic perspective. Formerly employed as a research manager at the Urban Studies Institute – University of Antwerp, Claudio supported EU transnational research and training projects on Sustainable Transports and Solidarity&Diversity. Claudio’s main interest is the formation of the actual smart urban landscapes, their social and environmental implications, and the way they perform urban and terrestrial spacetime.

Rob Kitchin

Maynooth University (IE)

Rob Kitchin is a professor in Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute and Department of Geography. He was a European Research Council Advanced Investigator on the Programmable City project (2013-2018) and a principal investigator on the Building City Dashboards project (2016-2020). He is the (co)author or (co)editor of 31 academic books and (co)author of over 200 articles and book chapters, and is presently completing a book on urban timescapes. He has been an editor of Dialogues in Human Geography, Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography, and was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.

Akito Murayama

The University of Tokyo

Akito Murayama is the INFRATIME co-supervisor at the Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, where he works as Associate Professor of urban planning.  His research interests are broadly in the field of planning, urban design as public policy and community development, and particularly on urban planning for low environmental impact and disaster mitigation as well as planning methodology.  His current research projects in include “Projection of Climate Change Impacts on Local Land Use/Urban Environment and Consideration of Policies for Sustainable Regeneration”, “Urban Systems Design Approach to Smart Cities and Communities” and “Applying Global Ecodistricts Framework to Japanese Low Carbon Community Development”.  He also participates in planning and community development practices in Japanese cities.  His website is: http://up.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/%7emurayama/.

Fumihiko Nakamura

The University of Tokyo

1962 Born in Japan
1991 Dr. of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
1992-1994 Assistant Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
1995-2004 Associate Professor, Yokohama National University, Japan
2005-2021 Professor, Yokohama National University, Japan
2011 Visiting Professor, Parana Catorica University, Curitiba, Brazil
2021- Project Professor, the University of Tokyo
Majoring in Urban Transportation Planning, Public Transportation Management and Mobility Design.

Junya Yamasaki

The University of Tokyo

Junya Yamasaki is Project Researcher of Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. His research fields are urban environmental engineering and environmental impact assessment. He received his Ph.D. degree from Keio University, 2020. The title of his dissertation is “Environmental Impact Assessment of Administrative Divisions around the World Based on LCIA Methods.” After graduating, he moved to his current position and is engaged in research on “Projection of Climate Change Impacts on Local Land Use/Urban Environment and Consideration of Policies for Sustainable Regeneration.”

Takahiro Yoshida

The University of Tokyo

Takahiro Yoshida is Project Assistant Professor of Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Policy and Planning Sciences from University of Tsukuba, 2018.  His research interests include geographical information sciences (GIS or GISc), spatial statistics, and compositional data analysis.  By applying these skills, he has been studying urban big data analysis for climate change adaptation and mitigation and urban systems design since he joined to National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.  His website is: https://yoshida-gisc.github.io/site/.