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The Outline of the Research Center (Institute of Regional Vitalization Studies) 研究所の概要(地域活性化研究所)

Greeting Director of the Institute Hideki Furuya (Faculty of Regional Development Studies Professor)

The general condition of the Institute of Regional Vitalization Studies and the environment

I have been appointed as the Director of the laboratory from April, 2016. More activity of the former research center is raised, and I would like to advance the research center activity that can contribute to society. Thank you.

Now, then social advance and the case that "vertical division" every specialist cannot become too firm and correspond to complicated society when specialization is developed, indicate the "silo effect", written by Gillian Tett. I can think people with a will, will be the first step of problem solving in an area to take a hand beyond the fence of the field. It can be called the characteristic Visiting Research Fellow of a teacher and off-campus of various faculties and departments organizes a research team in crossing way beyond the limit of the existence organization, and that this research center works on a specific theme from such point of view. Though an existence concept is exceeded by members' gathering in a crossing, in an area, and contrasting with the region.

It is expected to put efforts to the pillar of three to the research center project "Footing Local Creation -Region Talks, Acts and Produces-" ((1) marriage and child care support in the generation when all resident's happy living support and (2) are young beyond continuous creation of tourist attractions and (3) generation in academic year 2016. Advancing the acceptance which are trust and joint research, etc. and cooperation with various related subjects of off-campus. The joint research with a local self-governing body and the implementation of a consignment study in Tokyo-to, Gunma-ken and Tochigi-ken, as well as Gunma-ken Itakura-machi with Itakura campus are being considered at present. Grasp of the reality, such as the problem that an area holds through these, drafting of a countermeasure to those, grope of the feasibility and drop to a practical business affair, crowded approach from the view point of a university.

Wrestling with a large number of promotion up to now in all part area, but the case which does not come to the realization is also judged from a population decrease and a financial delay. The resource by which it is expected to exceed the experience "and" the sense for which the open data which is possession information disclosure of an autonomous body, a positional information of a cell phone, buying behavior and the big data represented by SNS were used in such is maintained rapidly, and we can think a possibility of the local promotion through scientific knowledge is rising further while utilizing these. Thinking when we can contribute even a little as a university, by gathering and utilizing resource of the university. Such as the knowledge of each Research Fellow, the angle from student as well as experience and flexible thought.

We would like to try creation in an agreement chance with an area and Research Fellow, as well as implementation of such study. It is expected also to continue supporting comprehensively as a research center and put effort about securement of human resources and system maintenance for clarification of the problem that we are becoming lurk, agreement with the stake holder in an area, Research Fellow, and realization of a study while doing "creation in a place".

Please, so that support of everybody who endeavors after promotion of research activities aiming at further vitalization of the region, as well as everybody of Research Fellow who joins newly from April may be given.

The operation system in academic year 2016 is as follows.

Director of laboratory

Hideki Furuya (Faculty of Regional Development Studies)

Management Committee

Murata Yumi Kei, Takashi Shimakawa (the above and Faculty of Regional Development Studies), Hideo Kawaguchi, Takashina Tomonori (the above and Faculty of Life Sciences), Tamami Takahashi, Anna Oue (the above and Faculty of Food and Nutritional Sciences) and Hiroyuki Ose (Faculty of Information Sciences and Arts).

The Purpose of Institute of Regional Vitalization Studies, Management Plan and Target of Activity

The Purpose

Civilization and public opinion we have for our objective, to contribute to area activation by planning for fusion of each natural scientific research field, studying problems in the area which changes under the international view, problems of the environment and development, and finding those countermeasures.

Management plan

  1. The open research environment opened in a researcher and an area is achieved.
  2. Plan for fortune and cooperation of a government service, study, people, and suggest vitalization of the region.
  3. Aim at the information sending base opened by the world.
  4. An interdisciplinary joint research project is promoted beyond a structure of faculties and departments.

Target of the main activity

  1. Build a community and stick to an area, welfare policy, central city activation, sightseeing promotion, financial problems, state of all kinds' service administration, and the cooperation with a resident and people are investigated.
  2. For realization of environment symbiosis society, basic research of a support tool, the social cost and a global model is put into effect.
  3. Challenge the interdisciplinary field of the settlement milieu therapy, the sightseeing traffic problem and the activation in the historical city.
  4. Asian community building is studied through a problem of community planning in a developing country, environment sanitation and multiethnic public opinion.
  5. An area is activated purpose sightseeing infrastructure investigation in the ring Sea of Japan and inspection of tourist attractions of Ora area, whole, domestic and abroad, the sightseeing study which ranges is advanced.
  6. A life science for area activation and a research work about Food and Nutritional Sciences are advanced.
  7. Multilateral exchange, cooperation, exchange of study results and sharing with domestic and abroad related societies, universities and institutions, are advanced.
  8. Planning holds lecture symposium seminars.

ごあいさつ 所長 小瀬 博之(総合情報学部教授)

地域活性化研究所の概況と環境

2020年4月に東洋大学地域活性化研究所長に就任した小瀬と申します。
板倉キャンパスにある研究所ですが、私は川越キャンパスの総合情報学部に所属しております。これまで、地域活性化研究所では、館林市、川越市、川口市における地域活性化研究を実施してまいりました。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

地域活性化研究所は、専任教員による研究員が26名(板倉、白山、川越キャンパスの6学部、1センターに所属する教員で構成)、客員研究員17名が、それぞれの専門性や地域とのつながりを生かした研究を行っております。

地域活性化研究所では、3つの柱として①「地方創生の足掛かり」、②「エビデンスに基づく地域の健康づくり」、③「地域活性化に向けた包括的な研究」を掲げており、これにもづく自主研究として、2020年度は①「インバウンド需要をつかむ街の魅力の評価 埼玉県川口市鳩ヶ谷宿を事例として」、②「地域在住高齢者の健康づくりの実践および調査」、③「板倉町周辺の中高年女性を対象とした短期運動教室の効果〜食事・栄養に関する知識提供の効果の検討〜」を計画しております。

地域活性化には多様な側面があります。地域のニーズや研究員のシーズをマッチングさせることも重要な研究所の活動です。そのためには地域の声をお知らせいただくことが欠かせません。ぜひ当研究所までご連絡ください。また、学内外に積極的に情報を発信することで、地域活性化の研究拠点としての役割を果たしてまいりたいと考えております。

2020年の新型コロナウイルス感染拡大は、地域活性化のあり方を大きく変える大きなインパクトを持っています。これまでの自然災害や気候変動問題への対応も見据えつつ、2030年に達成すべき持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)に向けた地域活性化のあり方を追求していきたいと考えております。研究員、客員研究員をはじめ、あらゆる関係者のご協力をお願い申し上げます。

2020年4月
地域活性化研究所長
小瀬博之

◆2020年度の運営体制は以下の通りです。

研究所長

小瀬博之(総合情報学部)

運営委員

古屋秀樹、中挾知延子(以上、国際観光学部)、川口英夫、高品知典(以上、生命科学部)、大上安奈、大瀬良知子(以上、食環境科学部)

地域活性化研究所の目的・運営方針・活動の対象

目的

人文・社会・自然科学の各研究分野の融合を図り、国際的な視野のもとで変化する地域の問題、環境と開発の問題等を研究し、それらの解決策を見出してゆくことによって、地域活性化に貢献することを目的とする。

運営方針

  1. 研究者・地域に開かれた、オープンな研究環境を実現する。
  2. 産・官・学・民の連携を図り、地域の活性化を促す。
  3. 世界に開かれた、情報発信基地を目指す。
  4. 学部・学科などの枠組みを越えて、学際的な共同研究プロジェクトを推進する。

主要な活動の対象

  1. まちづくり、福祉施策、中心市街地活性化、観光振興、財政問題等、各種サービス行政・住民および民間との連携のあり方を地域に密着して究明する。
  2. 環境共生社会の実現のため、支援ツール、社会的コスト、グローカルモデルなどの基礎的研究を実施する。
  3. 定住環境形成、観光交通問題、歴史的都市の活性化などの学際的分野に挑戦する。
  4. 開発途上国のコミュニティ計画、環境衛生、多民族社会の問題などを通してアジアのまちづくりを研究する。
  5. 観光資源調査を始め、地域活性化のための国内外にわたる観光研究を進める。
  6. 地域活性化のための生命科学・食環境科学に関する研究を進める。
  7. 国内外の関連学会、大学、研究機関等との多角的な交流・提携ならびに研究成果の交換と共有化を進める。
  8. 講演会・シンポジウム・研究会等を企画・開催する。