Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2001
"Research for the Future Program"

1.Research Institution Tokyo Institute of Technology
2.Research Area Integrated Fields
3.Research Field Environmental Conservation in Asian Region
4.Term of Project FY 1997 〜 FY 2001
5.Project Number 97I00603
6.Title of Project Impact Analysis of Metropolitan Policies for Development Environmental Conservation in the Philippines

7.Project Leader
Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Tatsuo,Ohmachi Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Professor

8.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Takeshi, Kurokawa The Institute of Behavioral Sciences,Formerly President
Kazuhiko, Takeuchi The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences Professor
Akira, Hoyano Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Professor

9.Summary of Research Results

  Simulation models to predict the future state of the urban environment were among the developments of the project.Three kinds of simulation models that includes physical/socioeconomic aspects and institution and governance,were used to study the respective systems.Since the structures and components of these systems differ so greatly,it was necessary to use three separate models,each with the versatility to adapt to other areas.Quantitative models,for example,were developed for simulation of the physical systems,which include the atmosphere,traffic patterns and natural disasters.The socioeconomic systems,which include population,land use and urban activity, were also used in quantitative models.The former models are versatile and adaptable to other areas, making it necessary to change only the input data,though the input data are not always sufficient for utilizing the models in developing countries.Likewise,the latter models can also be adapted to other areas,however,when the latter models are applied to other areas,it is necessary to carefully adjust model parameters reflecting any unique or particular cultural and citizen preferences.The models for institution and governance were descriptive models with frameworks that can also be adapted to other areas.
  In conclusion,it should be stressed that collaboration and the mutual exchange of ideas between experts in the arts and sciences are important and valuable for establishing truly effective urban environmental policies in Asian metropolises.

10.Key Words

(1)Socioeconomic structure、(2)Living environment、(3)Transportation environment
(4)Water environment、(5)Energy and industry、(6)Atmospheric/thermal environment
(7)Green space environment、(8)Natural disaster、(9)Functional interchange between urban and rural areas