International Workshop on Mobilities and Urban Policy

International Workshop on Mobilities and Urban Policy

The International Workshop on Mobilities and Urban Policy “Domestic Migration and its Consequences: Comparisons between Japan and China” was held at Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University. This was sponsored by two research funds (Principal Researcher: Junyi Zhang): Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), JSPS (26303003: Trend of urbanization caused by rural migrant workers under the New China Urbanization Policy and its impacts on low-carbon urban development) and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS (15H02271: Interdisciplinary research on policies promoting young people’s migration to and permanent residence in local cities). This workshop was also supported by the Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). The program is show below.

Venue: IDEC, Hiroshima University

10:00 ~ 10:10 Welcome Remarks

10:10 ~ 11:10 Keynote Speech

Anming ZHANG, Prof., The University of British Columbia, Canada; Visiting Prof., IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan

Connectivity of intercity transportation in China: A multi-modal and network approach

11:10 ~ 11:30 Studies on China (1)

Junyi ZHANG, Prof., Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

Review of China’ new-type urbanization policy

11:30 ~ 12:00 Studies on China (2)

Ying JIANG, Special Postdoctoral Researcher, Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

Rural migrant workers, future residence, and energy consumption under the influence of China’ new-type urbanization policy

12:00 ~ 13:30 Lunch time

13:30 ~ 14:00 Studies on China (3)

Linghan ZHANG, Doctoral Candidate, Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

Urban and Rural Connections: A case study on rural tourism in China

14:00 ~ 15:00 Book review: Moderated by Junyi ZHANG

Life-oriented Behavioral Research for Urban Policy (Springer; Editor: Junyi Zhang)

15:00 ~ 15:30 Studies on Japan (1)

Junyi ZHANG, Prof., Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

Domestic migration and public policies in Japan: A longitudinal analysis based on a discrete choice model with spatial context dependency

15:30 ~ 16:00 Studies on Japan (2)

Weiyan ZONG, Doctoral Candidate, Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

Internal migration and life choices in Japan: An analysis based on an extension of the theory of planned behavior

16:00 ~ 16:30 Studies on Japan (3)

David PEREZ BARBOSA, Doctoral Candidate, Mobilities & Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University

High school students’ future life choices associated with social exclusion: A case study in Hiroshima Prefecture

16:30 ~ 17:10 Studies on Japan (4)

Hajime SEYA, Assoc. Prof., Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

A spatial analysis on net migration in Hyogo Prefecture

17:10 ~ 17:50 Studies on Japan (5)

Zhenjiang SHEN, Prof., Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University

Development of agent-based model for simulation on residential mobility affected by downtown regeneration policy

17:50 ~ 18:00 Closing remarks

Seminar on Smart and Connected Communities

Seminar on Smart and Connected Communities


15:00 – 17:00, July 15, 2016


Toward Smart and Connected Communities: Challenges and Opportunities in Transportation

(abstract: see below)


Prof. Yinhai Wang, University of Washington, USA


Large Meeting Room, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University



Transportation involves human, infrastructure, vehicle, and environmental interactions and is therefore a very complicated system.  Transportation activities are found affecting public health, air quality, sustainability, etc., and thus tie to everyone’s daily life and are critical for achieving goals of smart and connected communities. Traditionally, transportation has been studied through classical methods, typically with ideal assumptions, limited data support, and poor computing resources. While the theories (such as traffic flow and driver behavior models) developed through these efforts provide valuable insights in understanding transportation-related issues, they are often ineffective in large-scale transportation system analysis with massive amount of data from various sources. With recent advances in sensing, networking, and computing technologies, more and more cities and communities have launched their smart cities/communities plans to improve quality of life, sustainability, efficiency, and productivity. Sensor networks are fundamental elements of smart cities and the data they produce have the potential of generating the intelligence needed to make urban transportation smarter. We expect that many new transportation-related data and computational resources will become available in the smart cities context. These new assets are likely to bring in new opportunities to understand transportation systems better and address those critical transportation issues in a faster, more accountable, and more cost-effective way. To take advantage of these big data, a new theoretical framework and its supporting platform are clearly needed to integrate the quickly growing massive amount of data, typically from numerous sources of varying spatial and temporal characteristics, into the large-scale transportation problem solving and decision making processes. Efforts along this line are likely to form up a new subject area, namely e-science of transportation, in the years to come. Through his talk, the speaker will share his vision and pilot research on extracting transportation big data streams from the smart cities sensor networks and demonstrate the values of these data in large-scale system analysis and decision support through an online regional-map-based data platform named Digital Roadway Interactive Visualization and Evaluation Network (DRIVE Net).

Short bio of the lecturer:

Dr. Yinhai Wang is a professor in transportation engineering and the founding director of the Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) at the University of Washington (UW). He also serves as director for Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), USDOT University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. Dr. Wang has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Tokyo (1998) and a master’s degree in computer science from the UW. Dr. Wang’s active research fields include traffic sensing, smart transportation systems, e-science of transportation, transportation safety, etc.

Dr. Wang has actively involved in numerous research projects and received over $53 million of research funds as principal investigator over the past fifteen years. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles, three edited books, one book chapter, and nearly 50 peer-reviewed conference papers. To disseminate research findings, he has delivered over 120 invited talks and nearly 200 other academic presentations.

Dr. Wang serves as a member of the Transportation Information Systems and Technology Committee and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He is currently on the Board of Governors for the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute and a member of the steering committee for the IEEE Smart Cities. He was an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE ITS Society from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, Dr. Wang is associate editor for three journals: Journal of ITS, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and Journal of Transportation Engineering. He was the winner of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Best Paper Award for 2003. He was also a conference co-chair for the 2015 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 25 to 28 2015.



時間:2016年5月29日 15:30~17:00
場所:第53回土木計画学研究 発表会 第1会場
地方活性化のために今まで様々な公共政策が実施されてきたが、地方からの人 口流出(特に若者の流出)は止まらない。これは、地方が多くの人々にとって魅力的な“生活の場”になっていないた めだと考えられる。本スペシャルセッションでは、まず、公共政策が移住に与える影響に焦点を当て、様々な分野における国内外の既 存研究の成果を整理する。次に、日本におけるこれまでの公共投資が人口の地方定住にあまり寄与できなかった理由を検証する新たな 研究成果を紹介する。最後に、地方創生の最近の取り組み事例を整理し、“生活の場”の再生からみた地 方創生政策立案に関する政策立案の方向性について集中討議する。

1. 趣旨説明 張峻屹 広島大学

2. 話題提供
① 全国の視点からみた地方定住政策
今野水己 三菱総合研究所インフラマネジメントグループリーダー
(1) 地方創生に関する全国の動き
(2) 地方版総合戦略
(3) 地方版総合戦略の政策パッケージ
(4) 地方版総合戦略の事業とKPI
(5) 生涯活躍のまちづくり
(6) 地方創生事業の検討状況
② 地方の視点:北海道における計画的な国土交通行政の推進に関わる近時の 状況について
澤野宏 国土交通省北海道開発局広報室・広報企画官
(1) 北海道総合開発計画
(2) 国土形成計画等と北海道総合開発計画の関係
(3) これまでの北海道総合開発計画の推移
(4) 今回の計画の策定の背景
(5) 今回の計画の概要
(6) 全国のトレンドを踏まえた国土交通行政に関する具体的な取り組みの実例
(7) 北海道の最新の諸計画の紹介
③ 海外の視点:ドイツの地方都市におけるquality of life :フライブルク市を事例に
フンク・カロリン 広島大学大学院総合科学研究科教授
(1) ドイツの地域計画や行政構成の仕組み:独自 性の強い地方都市
(2) Urban AuditとしてのQuality of Life 調査の都市政策や地 域計画での活用
(3) ドイツの地方都市の生活環境と課題
(4) フライブルク市の都市政策に影響する要因、 市民アンケート調査結果からみた課題、環境、教育と文化に関連する政策、環境モデル地区などを紹介する。

An International Workshop on Young People’s Life Choices and Travel Behavior

An International Workshop on Young People’s Life Choices and Travel Behavior

Our subcommittee organized this international workshop at the 95th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. (The Walter E. Washington Convention Center), January 10-14, 2016.

    Junyi Zhang & Makoto Chikaraishi, Hiroshima University
    Abolfazl Mohammadian, University of Illinois
1. Setting the Stage
      Abolfazl Mohammadian, University of Illinois, Chicago
2. How Typical is the Stereotype? An Analysis of the Travel Attitudes and Behavior of California Millennials
      Patricia Mokhtarian, Georgia Institute of Tech (Georgia Tech)
3. I’m too old for this: technology engagement and cohort effects in forecasting activity and travel choices
      Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University
4. Revisiting Young People’s Behavior Based on the Life-oriented Approach
      Junyi Zhang & Makoto Chikaraishi, Hiroshima University
5. Moderated Discussion
Details (a discussion paper and a workshop report: downloadable): here




日時:2015年11月22日 13:00~15:00
場所:予約中(秋田大学 手形キャンパス)
(1) メンバー自己紹介および小委員会関連活動紹介(予定を含む)
(2) 科研活動成果・実施中研究活動の紹介
(3) 2016年春大会でのスペシャルセッションか企画セッションの提案について
(ア) テーマの申請:2015年11月27日(金)まで
(イ) 発表者の決定:2016年3月11日(金)まで
(4) 今後の活動について
(5) 自由討論

International Workshop on the Life-oriented Approach for Transportation Studies

International Workshop on the Life-oriented Approach for Transportation Studies

Our subcommittee organized this international workshop at the IATBR’2015 Conference, Windsor, UK, July 19-23, 2015. The program is shown as follows:

July 20 (Monday), 16:00 ~ 18:00

(1) 16:00~16:10  Introduction of the workshop

Prof. Junyi ZHANG, Hiroshima University

(2) 16:10~16:40  Keynote Speech: Consumption and happiness

Prof. Ruut VEENHOVEN, Emeritus Professor of Erasmus University Rotterdam; Director of the World Database of Happiness and a founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies

(3) 16:40~16:50     Discussion on the Keynote Speech

Assoc. Prof. Dick ETTEMA, Utrecht University

(4) 16:50~17:10  Raising Big Questions (1): Lifestyle based activity-travel behavior analysis

Assis. Prof. Veronique VAN ACKER, University of Amsterdam

(5) 17:10~17:20     Discussion on the talk by Assis. Prof. Veronique VAN ACKER

Prof. Kay W. AXHAUSEN, IVT, ETH Zurich

(6) 17:20~18:00  Open discussion


July 22 (Wednesday), 11:00 ~ 13:00

(1) 11:00~11:05  Summary of discussion on July 20

Prof. Junyi ZHANG, Hiroshima University

(2) 11:05~11:25  Resource Paper: Understanding changing travel behavior

over the life course: Contributions from biographical research

Assoc. Prof. Joachim SCHEINER, Dortmund University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. Kiron CHATTERJEE, University of the West of England

(3) 11:25~11:35     Discussion on the Resource Paper

Prof. Patricia L. MOKHTARIAN, Georgia Institute of Technology

(4) 11:35~11:55  Raising Big Questions (2): Choice context in travel behavior models

Prof. Konstadinos G. GOULIAS, University of California, Santa Barbara

(5) 11:55~12:05     Discussion on the talk by Prof. Konstadinos G. GOULIAS

Prof. Donggen WANG, Hong Kong Baptist University

(6) 12:05~12:15  Discussant to the whole workshop

Prof. Martin LANZENDORF, Goethe University Frankfurt

(7) 12:15~13:00  Open discussion



日時:2015年6月25日 14:10~18:00
14:10~14:50 土木学会出版図書「市民生活行動学」(2015年3月)の解説
15:00~16:30 講演その1
16:30~17:30 講演その2
講演者:鳥取県地域振興部とっとり暮らし支援課 前田康博様
17:30~18:00 全体討議

Lecture: Moving People.Connecting Neighbourhoods: The 20 Minute City

Lecture: Moving People.Connecting Neighbourhoods: The 20 Minute City


Dr. Janet Stanley (The University of Melbourne) & Prof. John Stanley (The University of Sydney)

15:00 – 17:00, April 24 (Friday)
Small Meeting Room of IDEC (1F), Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University