Seiya Takayanagi

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
A Study on Demographic and Land Use Change in Flood-prone Areas
Japan is a disaster-prone country, and the damage caused by floods is enormous. In addition, there are many areas where flood damage is frequent and the population is declining. In considering the future of the region, it is necessary to develop a town/city that is resistant to population decline and disasters.
Therefore, in this study, I analyze population dynamics and land use changes in flood-prone areas in Japan using data analysis by GIS and field surveys. Based on the analysis, we will examine the ideal way of a sustainable area that responds to population decline and land use changes in areas where disaster risk exists.


While considering future regional plans and city plans, I think it is necessary to respond to both a declining population and disaster risk. There are various responses to disaster risk depending on the region, but I think that by grasping the relationship between the response method and the characteristics of the region, the uniqueness of that region can be achieved. I would like to carry out research in order to promote more sustainable community development as the population declines.

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