Hiroo Ichikawa

Hiroo Ichikawa

Executive Director, The Mori Memorial Foundation
Dr. Ichikawa is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at the Professional Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. He is also Executive Director of the Mori Memorial Foundation (MMF), Japan. He majors urban policy, urban and regional planning and emergency management. He is a member of steering committee and a chairman of working committee for the world-famous Global Power City Index (GPCI). GPCI carried out by the Institute for Urban Strategies, MMF is exclusively a sole world ranking issued in Japan. He is active in the several executive committees of the central government, local governments and professional organizations in Japan such as Cabinet Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, Japan International Corporation Agency, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. He is also internationally active as a Steering board member of Future of Urban Development and Services, World Economic Forum. He is also in charge of several academic associations, such as: - President of Institute of Metropolitan Policy - President of Japan Emergency Management Association - President of Japan Telework Society - President of Japan Association of Emergency Qualified Managers He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1947 and lived there until he graduated from Waseda University. After obtaining the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Urban Planning at Waseda University, he continued his study at University of Waterloo in Canada where he was a Canadian Government Award Holder between 1977 and 1982. There he was granted a Ph.D. from this institution in Urban and Regional Planning. Not only on his variety of prominent urban research activities, he is an author of several major books describing a variety of issues related to Tokyo and mega-city regions, such as, Tokyo Evolving in 2019 L’ecuriture de la ville in 2018 Tokyo 2025: Urban Strategy after Olympic Games in 2015, Tokyo’s Unipolar Concentration Will Save Japan in 2015, The Real Reason that Maglev Train to Remodel Japan in 2013, Future Urban Strategy for Tokyo in 2012, Learning from Japan’s Disaster in 2011.

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