Dr. Noriko Otsuka

Studied Architecture at the University of York, UK, and gained her doctorate at the Joint Centre for Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She carried out her postdoctoral research at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and worked as a visiting scientist at ILS in 2013.
Associate Professor (Specially Appointed) at Osaka University, Japan, since July 2018.

Research interests:

  • Trans-european transport networks and urban nodes
  • Walkability and urban design
  • Brownfield regeneration/ revitalisation and urban governance

Contact:
Phone: + 49 (0) 231 9051-267
E-Mail: noriko.otsuka@ils-research.de

Publications (Selection)

  • Miyagawa, Tomoko; Otsuka, Noriko; Hirokazu, Abe (2016): Lessons from the International Comparison of Contaminated Land Policies with Risk Governance in Japan, the Netherlands, and the UK. In: International Journal of GEOMATE, Vol. 10, Issue 21, pp. 1899–1905.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Reeve, Alan (2007): The Contribution and Potential of Town Centre Management for Regeneration – Shifting its Focus from Management to Regeneration. In: Town Planning Review, Vol. 78, Issue 2, pp. 225–250.
  • Otsuka, Noriko (2017): Regenerating Derelict Brownfield Sites for Beneficial Use: English and Japanese Approaches Compared. In: Asano, Junichiro; Ubaura, Michio; Toshiya, Matsukawa (eds.): Land Use Planning in City Shrinking Era, Tokyo, pp. 192–198. (Veröffentlicht auf Japanisch)
  • Miyagawa, Tomoko; Olver, Clare; Otsuka, Noriko; Kurose, Takefumi; Hirokazu, Abe (2016): Lessons and Achievements from the Mersey Forest by Networking Partnerships for Twenty Years. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, 21–23.11.2017, Tsu City, pp. 564–570.
  • Arnone, Maurizio; Delmastro, Tiziana; Endemann, Peter; Otsuka, Noriko, Pensa, Stefano; Rosa, Andrea (2015): Towards an Integrated Railway Network along the Corridor Genoa-Rotterdam, In: Drewello, Hansjörg; Scholl, Bernd (eds.): Integrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development, pp. 147–168.
  • Dixon, Tim; Otsuka, Noriko; Abe, Hirokazu (2013): Critical Success Factors in Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Bringing ‘Hardcore’ Sites in Manchester and Osaka back into Use. In: Leary, Michael; McCarthy, John (eds.): A Comparison to Urban Regeneration: Global Constraints, Local Opportunities, pp. 241–250.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Abe, Hirokazu (2008): Challenges for Brownfield Regeneration: A Comparison of English and Japanese Approaches, In: Beriatos, Elias; Brebbia, Carlos, A. (eds.): Brownfields IV, Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites, Conference Proceedings, Southampton, pp. 33–42.
  • Kurata, Haruka, Otsuka, Noriko; Abe, Hirokazu (2008): Perception of Private and Public Sectors of the Regeneration of Post-Industrial Areas in Japan, In: Beriatos, Elias; Brebbia, Carlos, A. (eds.): Brownfields IV, Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites, Conference Proceedings, Southampton, pp. 255–263.
  • Kurata, Haruka; Abe, Hirokazu; Otsuka, Noriko (2008): Case Study on Brownfield Regeneration in UK-Hackney (Olympic Site), Barking, and Birmingham. In: Summaries of Technical Paper of Annual Meeting for Architectural Institute of Japan, Nr. 7086, pp. 171–172. (published in Japanese)
  • Kurata, Haruka; Abe, Hirokazu; Otsuka, Noriko (2007): A Consciousness and Cooperation with Private Enterprises and Administration for Post Industrial Area Redevelopment. In: Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting for Architectural Institute of Japan, Nr. 7073, pp. 177–178. (published in Japanese)
  • Delpiano, Roberta; Endemann, Peter; Delmastro, Tiziana; Otsuka, Noriko; Hartogs, Cor (2017): State-of-Play: Examination of the Ground for an IITT Concept within the Rhine-Alpine Corridor Framework. In: Internal Report for INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency). RAISE-IT Activity 3 Team, Mannheim.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Lepinioti, Ioanna; Delmastro, Tiziana (2017): Literature Review: Indicators for Urban Node Accessibility. In: Project Report for INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency). RAISE-IT Activity 1 Team, Mannheim.
  • Otsuka, Noriko (2015): Turning Brownfield Sites into Green Spaces: The Case of the Mersey Forest. In: Architecture Research by the Japan Institute of Architects (Kenchikuno Kenkyu), Vol. 232, pp. 5–10. (Veröffentlicht auf Japanisch)
  • Binsted, Anne; Otsuka, Noriko (2010): Transport Provision and the Regeneration of Derelict Sites in Japan. Client Report, Wokingham.
  • Binsted, Anne; Otsuka, Noriko (2009): Transport Provision and the Regeneration of Hardcore Derelict Sites. Client Report, Wokingham.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Reeve, Alan (2007): Town Centre Management and Social Inclusion, Working Paper in Real Estate and Construction, 2007/ Nr. 1, Oxford.
  • Dixon, Tim; Otsuka, Noriko; Abe, Hirokazu (2010): Cities in Recession: Urban Regeneration in Manchester (England) and Osaka (Japan) and the Case of ‘Hardcore’ Brownfield Site. In: Report for the RICS Education Trust and Kajima Foundation, Oxford.
  • CODE24 Action 17 Team (2014): Results: Expert Workshop on High-Speed Rail (HSR) Integration to Corridor 24, Project Report. Mannheim.
  • CODE24 Action 17 Team (2014): Introduction Paper: Expert Workshop on High-Speed Rail (HSR) Integration to Corridor 24, Project Report. Mannheim.
  • Dixon, Tim, Otsuka, Noriko; Abe, Hirokazu (2010): Cities in Recession, Urban Regeneration in Manchester England and Osaka Japan and the Case of Hardcore Brownfield Sites. In: FiBRE Series June 2010.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Butina-Watson, Georgia (2007): Urban Design from Children’s Point of View – How Japanese People Can Learn from JCUD’s Summer School for Children. In: Urban Housing Sciences, Vol. 2007, Issue 56, pp. 50–54. (published in Japanese)#
  • Kurul, Esra; Colantonio, Andrea; Otsuka, Noriko (2006): Influence of Social Capital on Knowledge Creation. In: Working Papers in Real Estate and Construction, 2006/2, Oxford.
  • Otsuka, Noriko; Reeve, Alan (2004): Town Centre Management as Regeneration. In: Urban Design Quarterly, Issue 91, pp. 17–19.
  • Otsuka, Noriko (2003): Towards the Regeneration of Town Centres – The Role of Town Centre Management in the UK Context. In: Regional Development by Japan Centre for Area Development Research, Vol. 463, pp. 32–38. (Veröffentlicht auf Japanisch)

Presentations (Selection)

  • Walkability Assessment im urbanen Raum – Eine State of the Art Analyse und Anwendungsbeispiele zielgruppenspezifischer Messinstrumente (van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena; Welsch, Janina; Conrad, Kerstin; Schmitz, Julian; gemeinsam mit Otsuka, Noriko*; Penger, Susanne*; Fina, Stefan*; Gerten, Christian*). Vortrag im Rahmen der #GeoWoche2021 der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG), 06.10.2021, Videokonferenz.
  • Walker´s Paradise for everyone? Enhanced instruments to assess urban walkability (gemeinsam mit Conrad, Kerstin*; Welsch, Janina*). Vortrag im Rahmen der RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021, 03.09.2021, Videokonferenz.
  • Walker’s Paradise for everyone? New instruments to identify walkability including environmental factors (gemeinsam mit Conrad, Kerstin*; Welsch, Janina*). Vortrag im Rahmen des Online-Workshops “Challenges and opportunities for reducing car dependence in urban neighbourhoods” der RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020, 01.09.2020, Videokonferenz.
  • Guidelines for improving the urban node accessibility: The case of TEN-T railway stations along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor (gemeinsam mit Wittowsky, Dirk*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress „Planning for Transition”, 10.07.2019, Venedig, Italien.
  • The influence of creative activities on the residents and the conservation of culture, history and landscape in Setouchi Islands, Japan: The case of ‘Inujima’ Island (Asai, Yuka; gemeinsam mit Abe, Hirokazu*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress „Planning for Transition”, 10.07.2019, Venedig, Italien.
  • Walkability assessment for the urban area around TEN-T railway stations. Vortrag auf der NECTAR Conference 2019 „Towards Human Scale Cities – Open and Happy”, 07.06.2019, Helsinki, Finnland.
  • Walkability and rail nodes along the Trans-European Transport Network: the case of Genoa Brignole Station (gemeinsam mit Wittowsky, Dirk; Damerau, Marlene). Vortrag auf der 4th International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE 2018), 13.11.2018, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Regeneration for Socio Ecological Production Landscape in Seriously Environmental Damaged Rural Area (gemeinsam mit Azegami, Takato; Abe, Hirokazu; Miyagawa, Tomoko). Vortrag auf der 4th International Conference on Sciences, Engineering & Environment (SEE), 12-14.11.2018, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Environmental Regeneration and Management in Partnership in the Northwest of England (gemeinsam mit Tomoko, Miyagawa; Olver, Clare; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der 4th International Conference on Sciences, Engineering & Environment (SEE), 12-14.11.2018, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Developing Benchmark Indicators for the Assessment of Public Spaces in Railway Station and its Surrounding Areas: The Case of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor (gemeinsam mit Wittowsky, Dirk; Lepinioti, Ioanna). Vortrag auf der Planning Research Conference 2017, 11–13.09. 2017, Belfast, Großbritannien.
  • Influence of „MINNANOIE“ (Common room) on the Physical or Mental Health of Victims and Elderly People Affected by the Great Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan (gemeinsam mit Kinoshita, Mika; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der Planning Research Conference 2017, 11–13.09.2017, Belfast, Großbritannien.
  • Regenerating Post-Coalmining Cities in Japan: The Current Situation and Future Approaches to Revitalisation (gemeinsam mit Hatakeyama, Nozomi; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der Planning Research Conference 2017, 11–13.09.2017, Belfast, Großbritannien.
  • The Potential Use of Green Infrastructure in the Regeneration of Brownfield Sites: The Case of Osaka Bay Area in Japan (gemeinsam mit Isehara, Yuto; Abe, Hirokazu; Miyagawa, Tomoko). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress „Spaces for Dialog for Places of Dignity“, 11–14.07.2017, Lissabon, Portugal.
  • Greening Brownfields with Open Space Strategies in Sakai City, Japan (gemeinsam mit Miyagawa, Tomoko; Kurose, Takefumi; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der ECLAS Conference 2016 „Bridging the Gap“, 11–15.09.2016, Rapperswil, Schweiz.
  • Applying the Green Infrastructure Concept for Regenerating the Region Affected by the Nuclear Accident in the Fukushima Prefecture (gemeinsam mit Yasutaka, Tetsuo; Abe, Hirokazu; Miyagawa, Tomoko). Vortrag auf der SER Europe Conference 2016 „Best Practice in Restoration“, 22–26.08.2016, Freising.
  • Lessons from the International Comparison of Contaminated Land Policies with Risk Governance in Japan, the Netherlands and the UK (gemeinsam mit Miyagawa, Tomoko; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der 5th International Conference GEOMATE 2015 on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, 16–18.11.2015, Osaka, Japan.
  • Greening Brownfields to Mitigate the Perceived Risks of Land Contamination: Comparing Post-Industrial Sites in Germany, England and Japan (gemeinsam mit Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der 23rd SRA-E Conference „Analysis and Governance of Risks beyond Boundaries“ der Society for Risk Analysis Europe, 16–18.06.2014, Istanbul, Türkei.
  • Developing Trans-European Railway Corridors: Lessons from the CODE24 Project (gemeinsam mit Günther, Felix Christian; Tosoni, Ilaria; Braun, Cecilia). Vortrag auf dem 27th AESOP/ACSP Congress „Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions“, 15–19.07.2013, Dublin, Großbritannien.
  • Current Situation of the Rail Freight Yard and Possibility of Modal Shift in Japan (gemeinsam mit Mano, Yasuhiro; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf dem 27th AESOP/ACSP Congress „Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions“, 15–19.07.2013, Dublin, Großbritannien.
  • The Regeneration of Hardcore Brownfield Sites: England and Japan Compared (gemeinsam mit Dixon, Tim; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf dem 24th AESOP Congress, „Space is Luxury“, 07–10.07.2010, Helsinki, Finnland.
  • Brownfield Regeneration in Marginal Areas in Osaka, Japan – Comparative Study on Brownfield Regeneration Japan and UK (Nakano, Mai; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf dem 24th AESOP Congress „Space is Luxury