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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Methods for Social Design and Management September 25, 2020


Date & Time10h-12h, 25th September 2020

Hosted by Cross-Departmental Educational Program ‘Global Leadership Program for Social Design and ManagementGSDM2.0

Co-sponsored by Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG)

English simultaneous translation will be provided.

 Registration is mandatory.  Registration form here

*Meeting access information will be sent to the participants a few days before the seminar.


In this seminar, we will examine methodological questions to design solutions for the tackling of social issues in a variety of fields, namely: resources/environment/energy, health/medical care, space/ocean, security, global economy, food/life, AI/digitization, and  learning/communication. Such examination will proceed from the viewpoints of engineering, agriculture studies, informatics, and public policy studies.

In the first part of the seminar, we compare the concept of design in each field. Is design possible, in the first place?  How to handle values when setting required specifications? How to handle self-organization? We then examine cases/precedents related to design process such as the roles of stakeholders, the role of scenario in design, ethics, transition.

In the second part, a discussion will take place based on the first part’s outcomes.



1st Part         Design and its process of each field

(1)Material energy          Shigeo Maruyama, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering  

(2)Space system              Shinichi Nakasuka, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering 

(3)Social infrastructure  Hironori Kato, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering      

(4)Food / Ecosystem        Nobuyuki Yagi, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

(5)Information system    Shuichi Sakai, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology 


2nd part        Panel Discussion 

  • Comment from the view point of public policy 

Hiroshi Suzuki, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy   

Roberto Orsi, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy

  • Cross-sectional discussion 

Moderator  Mamoru Mitsuishi, Executive Director and Vice President, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering.

                       Hideaki Shiroyama, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy