Laboratory of Regional Planning (LRP) has explored the sustainable rural development of target regions (especially in Japanese rural areas or developing countries) by taking full advantage of existing regional resources, such as human, natural, historical resources and so on.

The main purposes of LRP are i) to find out the solutions of global/regional environmental problems through the appropriate evaluation and effective utilization of regional resources and ii) to propose concrete plans for them based on the academic evidences. The current target areas (December 2021) are Indonesia, Japan (Tsushima city, Saijo city (Ehime)), Morocco, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Each of the LRP members is conducting interdisciplinary researches covering the both humanities and sciences.

The seminar of LRP is normally held every week and members’ presentation and discussion are conducted in English. In addition, researchers from overseas are sometimes invited to the seminar and have the presentations there. However, even if you are not good at English, LRP must be a best place for studying regional planning and we are waiting students who are passionate about regional studies. We are welcome to your attendance anytime at the seminar and please feel free to contact us if you are interested in LRP.

Laboratory of Regional Planning
Izuru Saizen