Kurita Takuya

In 1984, graduated from the faculty of law of The University of Kyoto. His career started as a government official of the Ministry of Construction, and he has had broad experiences in the policy field of national land and regional development, urban policy, city planning and infrastructure development. He also has many legislative achievements in such policy fields.
Between 2015 and 2018 he worked as director general of the City Bureau, and between 2018 and 2019 director general of the Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
In 2020, vice-minister of the ministry.
Holder of M.Phil of Land Economy and Ph.D of Science and Engineering.

Igeta Yuki

In 2024, she completed her doctoral course study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Doctor of Environmental Studies. She joined DeNA Co., Ltd. and engaged in the development of autonomous driving services and field test operations. She was appointed to her present position in September 2021. Her specialty is Urban Design.

Osaki Shin, Dr. Eng.

He completed his master course study at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2005. Later in 2017, he got his doctoral degree by dissertation at The University of Tokyo (Doctor of Engineering). He had worked as a consultant of urban planning in a private company (2005-09), an assistant professor of “Landscape & Civic Design Lab.” in The University of Tokyo (2009-17) and a director of “Urban Design Center Matsuyama” (2017-20). He was appointed to his present position in April 2020. His specialities are urban planning and landscape/infrastructure design.

Sasao Tomoyo

In 2016, she completed her doctor course study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Doctor of Environmental Studies. After a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of JSPS, she was an Assistant Professor at Tokushima University (2017-20). She was appointed to her present position in April 2020. Her specialities are participatory design and participatory sensing.

Deguchi Atsushi, Dr.Eng.

Dr. Atsushi DEGUCHI specializes in the academic field of urban design and planning. He received a Doctor of Engineering Degree from UTokyo in 1990. He was awarded as Grand Prix in the IFHP International Student Competition in 1987. He has promoted lots of frontier research and education projects on urban design and planning issues such as the building control of high-density urban environment and sustainable urban design at Kyushu University (1993-2011) and UTokyo (2011-present). He is a director of Hitachi and UTokyo Joint Research for realization of “Society 5.0”.
He is an active practitioner as well, and has lots of pragmatic experiences as an urban designer and a master planner, and is well-known as a master planner in the new campus plan of Kyushu University and Island City Project in Fukuoka City. He has been awarded as Ishikawa Prize by City Planning Institute of Japan in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011, he has had initiative to conduct the Kashiwanoha Campus Town and Smart City Project as President of Urban Design Center, Kashiwanoha (UDCK), which achievements has been highly evaluated and awarded as Good Design Award 2013 and Green City Award in 2015.