Citizen science and transdisciplinary approach

Prof. Akiko Sakai, Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda (Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences), Assoc. Prof. Taku Nohara, and Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Yoshida (Institute of Urban Innovation)

  • Reactivation of Japanese Biosphere Reserves and organization of their networks (Prof. Akiko Sakai and Prof. Hirhoshi Matsuda)
  • Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB (secretary at Prof. Akiko Sakai’s lab since ca.2007)
  • Collaboration between scientists, practitioners, students, and citizens for SDG city activities in Yokohama… UDC-SEA (Urban Design Center@SEA)(Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda, Assoc. Prof. Taku Nohara, and Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Yoshida)

Port-city Universities League (PUL) was established in 2006 as a unique international league of universities located in the world’s preeminent port cities. Having a secretariat in Yokohama National University, PUL consists of 19 universities from 14 countries. (As of December 1, 2019)