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Name SAKAKURA Kyosuke
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Sociology, Community Design and Management, Wellbeing
Profile Kyosuke Sakakura is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Urban Life Studies, Tokyo City University. He received his PhD in Media and Governance from Keio University, in 2019. His fields of interests are community design and management based on sociology and urban design. He has conducted practical research on community building methods for local communities and organizations from the perspective of "collaborative platforms" where connections and activities are created through the interaction of diverse actors.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. 1)Coraborative Platform for Commuity-based Social Innovation

    This research explores how to create a platform that encourages the proactive participation of citizens and the creative relationships among diverse residents that are necessary for sustainable communities.

  2. 2)Wellbeing Literacy and Technology

    Research on social implementation and theories such as workshops and living labs to realize a well-being society.

Representative Papers
  1. (1)Sakakura, K.(2021). “Ibasho” after Retirement : a Study of Post-retirement Transition Experience from a Relational Wellbeing Perspective. The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies, No.732.
  2. (2)Sakakura, K.(2021). Urban Community and Platform—Oyamachi Project as a Social Emaergence Platform. Journal of Urban Social Studies, No.13, 73–92.
  3. (3)Sakakura, K., Miki, Y., Lim, H., Takada, T., Yasui, T.(2020). Analysis for the process of community organization in collective housing to promote voluntary participation to the local activity. Journal of The Japan Association of Rigional Development and Vitalization, Vol.12(1) , 35-44.
  4. (4)Mori, M., Sakakura, K.(2019). Launch Process of a Living Lab and Required Leadership for Practitioners. OpenLivingLab Days 2019 Conference Proceedings , 280-293.
  5. (5)Sakakura, K.(2018). Research on the co-evolutionary platform of community and technology: Towards updating the neighbourhood through wellbeing labs. Journal of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.23(No.1) 26 - 29.
  6. (6)Ando, H., Watanube, J., Chen,D., Sakakura, K. (2017). Development and Dissemination of Information Technology Guidelines for Promoting Japanese-style Wellbeing.Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017).
  7. (7)Sakakura, K.(2017). Gokinjo Innovation School: A Study for Design of Collaboration Pratforms Generating Inner-City Community in "Regional Revitalization" Policy. SFC JOURNAL Vol.16(No.2), 42 - 68.
  8. (8)Maki, M., Sakakura, K., Yasui, T., Nishimura, Y., Maeno, T. (2016). Creation of a Social Problem-Solving Process Characterised by Diversity of Participants and Common Problem-Setting: a Case of Coop Kobe. Information Processing Society of Japan Digital Practice 7(2), 95 - 103.
  9. (9)Sakakura, K., Maeno, T., Kato, S., Hayashi, R., Sanda, A., Yasui, T. (2016). Input-Output-Outcome Review (IOO Review): Modeling the Performance Review Method for NPO's Activities to Support Social Networks and Platforms Co-creating and Co-supprting in Urban Cities, and Validating its Eccicary. Kanto Toshigakkai (17) 78 - 86.
  10. (10)Yasui, T., Sakakura, K., Hayashi, R., Maeno, T.(2016). Proposing the Model to Visualize and Structure Relations in Regional Activities by DSM and CMM. Journal of The Japan Association of Rigional Development and Vitalization, Vol.7(1) , 20-29.
Award ・31st Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award (Winner), Green Environmental Plan Award, The Urban Greening Organization and Dai-ichi Life Foundation, 2020.
・The 14th Kanagawa Children and Child-rearing Support Awards(Winner), Kanagawa Prefecture, 2021.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. ・Design and evaluation of a wellbeing literacy WS, Nippon Life Insurance Foundation, 2020-2021.
・Development and Dissemination of Information Technology Guidelines for Promoting Japanese-style Wellbeing, JST/RISTEX Human Information Technology Ecosystem(HITE), 2016-2019.
Recruitment of research assistant(s) Yes (2 people)
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)Japanese Association of Qualitative Psychology (menber)
(2)Japan Association for Community Policy (Board of Director)
(3)The Japan Association of Regional Development and Vitalization (Editorial board members of the journal)
(4)Japanese Research Association for Community Development (menber)
(5)Art Meets Care (Board of Directors)
(6)The Japanese Society for Aesthetics (menber)
(7)Architectural Institute of Japan (menber)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Art history, design, Urban Planning
Education Field (Graduate level) Sociology, Community Management