Study at TCU


Name ISAGAWA Teruyuki
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Urban Life Studies
Profile My specialty is Disaster Mitigation and Environment Behavior Studies mainly based on urban and architectural planning approach. My research interests are about evacuation behavior in case of emergency, risk perception to natural disasters, and way-finding behavior in urban spaces. Our Urban Safety and Environment Laboratory is exploring the ideal way of design and management to realize a safe and comfortable urban environment from the viewpoint of consumers.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1) Disaster & human behavior

    From the perspective of disasters, we clarify the psychological and behavioral characteristics of human beings and the characteristics and issues of the physical and social environment of the city.

  2. (2) Urban disaster mitigation

    We consider measures to improve the safety and security of cities and buildings against events that threaten the safety of living (including not only disasters but also daily disasters and crimes).

  3. (3) Environment-Behavior Studies

    We clarify the relationship between cities or architecture and human psychology or behavior, and examine the ideal way of design and management to realize a comfortable living environment.

Representative Papers
  1. (1) Influence of flood risk on residential choice: A case study of residential promotion area in Takasaka district, Higashimatsuyama City, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering (Transactions of AIJ), Vol.87, No.797, July 2022 (in Japanese)
  2. (2) Residents' behavior when choosing shelters in the Tama-gawa River besin during Typhoon 19 (Hagibis): A case study of Inogata, Komae City, Journal of architecture, planning and environmental engineering(Transactions of AIJ), Vol.87, No.794, April 2022 (in Japanese)
  3. (3) Flood risk perception of residents around culverts: A case study of culverts in Setagaya Ward, AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, Vol.28, Issue68, February 2022 (in Japanese)
  4. (4) Influence of Information during phased evacuation from a high-rise building on mental state of the person in the building, AIJ journal of Technology and Design, Vol.27, Issue66, June 2021 (in Japanese)
  5. (5) Current situation and issues of the disaster countermeasures at the home stadiums of the Japanese Professional Baseball, AIJ journal of Technology and Design, Vol.26, Issue63, June 2020 (in Japanese)
  6. (6) Influence of seawalls on residents’ risk perception and evacuation behavior related to tsunami: A case study of Shizuura, Numazu City, MERA journal, Vol.22, No.1, September 2019 (in Japanese)
  7. (7) Influence of residents’ cognition of their local environment on evacuation behavior from tsunamis:A case study of Onjuku, Chiba prefecture, Japan Architectural Review, Vol.1, Issue4, October 2018
  8. (8) Residents’ attitude towards tsunami evacuation after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Questionnaire surveys before and after the earthquake at Onjuku, Chiba prefecture which experienced small tsunami, Journal of Social Safety Science, No.30, March 2017 (in Japanese)
  9. (9) Analysis of expressway user’s attitude and behavior for planning initial response against earthquake at the service areas, Journal of Social Safety Science, No.27, November 2015 (in Japanese)
  10. (10) Coastal residents' behavior in the event of tsunami: Questionnaire surveys before and after the Tohoku region pacific coast earthquake at Onjuku, Chiba prefecture, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ), Vol.77, No.681, November 2012 (in Japanese)
Award AIJ Young Researcher Award (2016)
Presentation Award of MERA (2013)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 22K04478
JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18K13902
JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 26889027
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1) AIJ (Regular Member)
(2) MERA (Regular Member)
(3) ISSS (Regular Member)
(4) IAPS (Regular Member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Urban disaster mitigation, Urban mobility design, Urban digital symulation
Education Field (Graduate level) Risk perception and evacuation behavior related to disasters, Urban and architectural planning