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About us
This is the website of International Urban and Community Planning Labolatory(Mihoko Matsuyuki Laboratory), Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University.
We are a research unit on urban/spatial planning and community planning.

We mainly focuses on the following research topics
1. Urban/spatial and community planning in developing countries
Key Words:urban planning system, land use, housing, community development
2. Participatory planning process
Key words:public participation, public involvement, urban governance
3. Incorporating environmental consideration into planning
Key words:strategic environmental assessment, low-carbon city

Courses in English in Graduate School of Urban Innovation
Master’s Program
Specialization in International Infrastructure (IGSI)
By extensively utilizing a studio-teaching format, the IGSI trains students to gain useful knowledge of Civil Engineering, which they put to actual use when they confront various different urban problems in emerging and developing countries. All lectures, studio classes and consultations on master’s thesis will be conducted in English. The course is offered not just to Japanese students but also to foreign students in general (including those studying for a master’s degree on the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program).

Master’s and Doctor’s Program
Special Graduate Study of International Development Engineering
The department of civil engineering has initiated the concept of Special graduate program targeting foreign student who are not able to take courses in Japanese.The program is rather research oriented although course work is necessary. Courses are offered in English and all dissertation works including adviser’s guidance, progress report, writing and presentation are done in English.
Student can enrol for this program both Spring (April) and Fall (October) intake. However, the department recommended scholarships are only available for October intake. About six scholarships are allocated to this program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho), Japan for candidate student with excellent academic records.
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Admission
If you wish to study in our lab. and apply for Graduate School of Urban Innovation, please contact us at the setout.
General Information for Graduate Student Admissions
Please refer to this page.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships by Embassy Recommendation
If you have passed the first screening conducted by Japanese Embassy/Consulate General in your country, and wish to study in our labolatory, please refer to this page.

Special Graduate Study of International Development Engineering
If you wish apply for this course, please refer to this page.

Staff
Mihoko Matsuyuki, Dr.Eng.
Associate Professor
Institute of Urban Innovation
Yokohama National University

Educations
2004.3 Dr. of Engineering from Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2000.3 Master of Engineering from Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1998.3 Bachelor of Engineering from Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2001-2002 Ecxhange Student at Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

Academic Positions
2011.4- Associate Professor, Institute of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University
2010.10-2011.3 Associate Professor, Institute of Engineering, Yokohama National University
2007.10-2010.9 Project Associate Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2007.2-2007.9 Project Assisstant Professor, Center of Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2004.7-2007.2 Post-doc researcher, Asian Center forn Environmental Research, Meisei University

Contact
79-5 Tokiwadai Hodogaya Yokohama Kanagawa 2408501 Japan
e-mail:mihoko(at)ynu.ac.jp (please replace (at) with @)