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 (2020): Regenerating Derelict Brownfield Sites for Beneficial Use: English and Japanese Approaches Compared. In: Asano, Junichiro; Ubaura, Michio; Toshiya, Matsukawa (Hrsg.): Land use planning in the age of urban redevelopment. Seoul: Korean Institute for Human Settlements, 478–494. (Übersetzt aus dem Japanischen ins Koreanische)
  • 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)

  • Wie fußgängerfreundlich ist die Stadt? Einblicke und Ergebnisse aus drei europäischen Städten (Welsch, Janina; gemeinsam mit van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag im Rahmen der XVII. Österreichischen Fachkonferenz für Fußgänger:innen 2023 „Gut zu Fuß in mittelgroßen Gemeinden und Städten – Strategien und Verhalten“, 12.10.2023, Weiz, Österreich.
  • Zu Fuß in der Stadt: Methoden und Ergebnisse zur wahrgenommenen Erreichbarkeit im urbanen Raum (van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena; gemeinsam mit Welsch, Janina*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag auf dem 62. Deutschen Kongress für Geographie 2023, 21.09.2023, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Neighbourhood walkability, people’s perceptions and vulnerabilities in three European cities (Welsch, Janina; gemeinsam mit van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena*; Prichard, Edward*; Lättman, Katrin*; De Vos, Jonas*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag im Rahmen des 9th EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe, 06.09.2023, Barcelona, Spanien.
  • Walking satisfaction in Dortmund, Genoa, and Gothenburg (Welsch, Janina; gemeinsam mit Lättmann, Katrin; van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena*; De Vos, Jonas*; Prichard, Edward*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag im Rahmen der RGS-IBG Annual International Conference (Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers), 31.08.2023, London, Großbritannien/online.
  • Walkability and accessibility perceptions of vulnerable groups and their implication for local planning practice (van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena; Prichard, Edward; gemeinsam mit De Vos, Jonas*; Lättmann, Katrin*; Otsuka, Noriko*; Welsch; Janina*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2023 „Integrated Planning in a World of Turbulence“, 13.07.2023, Łódź, Polen.
  • In person walkability assessments compared to virtual audits using ‘street view’ images (gemeinsam mit Yuan, Kun*; Abe, Hirokazu*; Takahashi, Akira*; Yasufuku, Kensuke*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2023 „Integrated Planning in a World of Turbulence“, 13.07.2023, Łódź, Polen.
  • Social role of zoological parks as urban green spaces in Japan (Nunokawa, Kohei; Abe, Hirokazu*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2023 „Integrated Planning in a World of Turbulence“, 12.07.2023, Łódź, Polen.
  • Mixed methods approach to assessing perceived walkability in urban neighbourhoods (gemeinsam mit Welsch, Janina*; van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena*; Lättman, Katrin*; De Vos, Jonas*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2022 „Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice“, 26.07.2022, Tartu, Estland.
  • Comparative study on spatial characteristics and walkability evaluation of historical areas based on deep learning of street-view image segmentation (Yuan, Kun; gemeinsam mit Yasufuku, Kensuke*; Takahashi, Akira*; Abe, Hirokazu*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2022 „Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice“, 26.07.2022, Tartu, Estland/online.
  • Green Space Creation in Coordination with Healthy Cities Policy in Japan (Miyagawa, Tomoko; gemeinsam mit Otsuka, Noriko*; Abe, Hirokazu*). Vortrag auf dem AESOP Annual Congress 2022 „Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice“, 26.07.2022, Tartu, Estland/online.
  • Why perceptions matter? Two approaches to analyse objective and perceived accessibility and the interaction with realised travel behaviour (van der Vlugt, Anna-Lena; gemeinsam mit Welsch, Janina*; Otsuka, Noriko*; Lättmann, Katrin*; De Vos, Jonas). Vortrag auf der NECTAR Conference 2022 „Mobilizing Justice: Moving Toward Action for an Equitable Transportation Future“, 20.07.2022, Toronto, Kanada.
  • Geographien neuer Mobilitätsdienstleistungen: Sozialräumliche Polarisierung von Angeboten des Carsharing, Bikesharing und E-Scootersharing (Klinger, Thomas; gemeinsam mit Groth, Sören*; Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag auf der 17. Jahrestagung des AK Mobilität und Verkehr der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geografie (DGfG) in Kooperation mit dem PEGASUS-Netzwerk, 01.07.2022, München.
  • 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, online.
  • 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, online.
  • 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, online.
  • 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“, 07–10.07.2010, Helsinki, Finnland.
  • Social Network Analysis: A Robust Methodology to Evaluate Knowledge Creation Capability and Absorptive Capacity (gemeinsam mit Kurul, Esra; Colantonio, Andrea). Vortrag auf der Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference, 16–18.07.2007, Reading, Großbritannien.
  • Developing an Integrated Network between University, Industry and Public Sectors for Sustainability and Built Environment Research (gemeinsam mit Dixon, Tim; Kurul, Esra). Vortrag auf der Triple Helix: 6th Biennial International Conference on University, Industry & Government Linkages, 16–18.05.2007, Singapur, Malaysia.
  • Knowledge Creation and Absorptive Capacity: Influences of Social Capital (gemeinsam mit Kurul, Esra; Colantonio, Andrea). Vortrag auf dem World Building Congress 2007 „Construction for Development“ des International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), 14–18.05.2007, Kapstadt, Südafrika.
  • Influences of Social Capital on Knowledge Creation (gemeinsam mit Kurul, Esra; Colantonio, Andrea). Vortrag auf der World Conference on Accelerating Excellence in the Built Environment, 02–04.10.2006, Birmingham, Großbritannien.
  • Town Centre Management and Social Inclusion – Achieving Social Equity in Regenerated Urban Centres. Vortrag auf dem 2nd World Planning Schools Congress 2006 „Diversity and Multiplicity, the New Agenda for the World Planning Community“, 12–15.07.2006, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • The Role of Town Centre Management – Raising the Liveability of Local Communities and the Profile of Place. Vortrag auf der Planning Research Conference 2006 „Global Places, Local Spaces“, 05–07.04.2006, London, Großbritannien.
  • The Role of Town Centre Management in Urban Regeneration: The Case of Current English Towns. Vortrag auf dem 16th AESOP Congress „Planning in Border Regions“, 10–15.07.2002, Volos, Griechenland.
  • Pedestrian centred urban design in Europe: lessons learnt from WalkUrban. Vortrag im Rahmen des 32nd JLGC Onlineseminars des JLGC – Japan Local Government Centre London, 07.12.2023, online.
  • Railway Stations as Public Space. Vortrag im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung des Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Design Studio der AUIC School an der Politecnico di Milano, 07.11.2023, online.
  • New Interconnected Mobility Services between Socio-Ecological Transformation Claims of Everyday Mobilities and Market-Based Implementations (Groth, Sören; Klinger, Thomas; gemeinsam mit Otsuka, Noriko*). Vortrag im Rahmen des RWK – Raumwissenschaftliches Kolloquium/SSC – Spatial Science Colloquium 2023 des Leibniz-Forschungsnetzwerk „Räumliches Wissen für Gesellschaft und Umwelt“ – Leibniz R, 04.07.2023, Berlin/online.
  • Results of the CEF project “RAISE-IT – Rhine-Alpine Integrated and Seamless Travel Chain”(gemeinsam mit Arnone, Murizio; Wilske, Sebastian). Vortrag auf dem 4th Advisory Board Meeting der Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC, 08.11.2019, Köln.
  • Brownfield Regeneration and Green Conversion. Vortrag und Panellist des Symposiums zu Challenges for Shrinking Cities: land use planning, resilience and green infrastructure, 05.06.2015, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Integrating High-Speed Rail to Corridor 24 Results of the Action 17. Vortrag zum Projekt CODE24 der EGTC Territorial Cooperation Strategy along the European Genoa-Rotterdam Corridor, Region Lombardia, 06.02.2015, Mailand, Italien.
  • International Rail Strategies. Moderation der Conference CODE24, A Common Strategy for the Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa, ETH Zurich, 12.–13.09.2013, Zürich, Schweiz.
  • Railway Corridor Development: Lessons from the CODE24 Project (gemeinsam mit Günther, Felix, Tosoni, Ilaria; Braun, Cecilia). Vortrag auf der Conference „Development Challenges – Visions of Europe and Poland“, Ministry of Regional Development of the Polish Government, 22.–23.11.2012, Warschau, Polen.
  • Railway Corridor Development: European and International Examples (gemeinsam mit Günther, Felix, Tosoni, Ilaria; Braun, Cecilia). Vortrag an der Lodz University, 20.11.2012, Lodz, Polen.
  • Cross-National Research on Brownfield Regeneration: Knowledge Transfer Processes between England and Japan. Vortrag auf dem Anglo Japan Symposium on Brownfield Regeneration, 10.–11.12.2010, Osaka, Japan.
  • Brownfield Regeneration and Hardcore Sites: English and Japanese Experience (gemeinsam mit Dixon, Tim; Abe, Hirokazu). Vortrag auf der Canadian Brownfields Conference 2010, 01.–03.11.2010, Toronto, Kanada.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Global Architecture, Osaka University, Japan (since 2010)
  • Member of the Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Expert for the Hong Kong Research Grants Council
  • Reviews for the following journals:
    • Applied Mobilities
    • City, Territory and Architecture
    • Landscape and Urban Planning
    • Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
    • International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
    • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
    • Journal of Transport Geography
    • Local Environment
    • Proceedings of the IEEE