HSIAO Hongwei


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HSIAO Hongwei

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  • The University of Tokyo -  Ph. D.

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Town planning/Architectural planning

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  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Engineering   Urban Engineering Course   Associate Professor  

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  • 2014.10

    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Engineering 


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  • A STUDY ON ACTUAL STATE AND ISSUE OF THE MAINTENANCE OF FAVORABLE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS BASED ON THE PERMISSION EXCLUDED FROM 3411 AND 3412 ORDINANCES IN URBANIZATION CONTROL AREAS:Focus on analysis of development trends in the three major metropolitan areas and case study of the Minami-Kawachi district, Osaka Prefecture

    YAMAZOE Mitsunori, HSIAO Hongwei, KANA Koichi

    Architectural Institute of Japan, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ)  ( 768 ) 371 - 381 2020.02  [Refereed]

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    <p> The purpose of this study is to clarify the actual state and issues of development based on the permission excluded from 3411 and 3412 ordinances in urbanization control areas. By analyzing the national trend as well as case study, this study aims at obtaining applications for development permission system (DPS) as resolutions for shrinking and aging society.</p><p> In order to realize the actual state and issues of DPS, this study conducts as following: 1) actual state analysis: transition of number and area of development permission (DP) as well as development density (DD) in the three major metropolitan areas during 2008-2015 is analyzed base on the DP data. Considering the DD, this study mainly focuses on zone with current potential for development (called as "zone designated for development"), excluding designated areas under the Forest Act, the Agricultural Land, rivers, lakes and marshes, as indicated by DP data for urbanization control areas in the three major metropolitan areas. 2) case study: in order to realize the issues of DP, detailed analysis is conducted based on the field research in districts of high DD according to the viewpoint of traffic, location as and land use situation.</p><p> In contrast to the results of comparisons by number and land area of projects, prefectures with the highest project densities (excluding developments under ordinances 3411 and 3412) proved to be, in order, Aichi, Saitama, Osaka and Kanagawa, while those with the highest area densities were, in order, Osaka, Kanagawa, Kyoto and Aichi.</p><p> According to the case study focus on the Minami-Kawachi district in Osaka Prefecture, it is clear that land use under ordinances 3411 and 3412 are predominantly residential, while DP excluded from 3411 and 3412 has a wide range of uses including shops, factories, medical and welfare facilities, public utilities, educational institutions, leisure and agricultural facilities, and cemeteries and indoor burial facilities. Further, the absence of roads connecting areas along trunk roads to hinterlands is also found.</p><p> The results of this study clearly support the following conclusions.</p><p> 1) Considering the gap between DP and DD, in order to estimate the situation of DP, DS that is closer to the realities might be an important indicator</p><p> 2) To prevent urban sprawl in the edges of urbanization promotion areas or supply land for factory for the purpose of avoiding expansion in existing urban areas or support the existing communities in rural areas, appropriate application of the ordinances would be desirable.</p><p> 3) With regard to roads connecting areas along trunk roads to hinterlands and compatibility among multiple uses for an area of land, the embedding of future road network plans and the land use designation under ordinance 3412 or rural residential district should be considered.</p>

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    HSIAO Hongwei

    Architectural Institute of Japan, AIJ Journal of Technology and Design  26 ( 63 ) 735 - 740 2020  [Refereed]

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    <p>This study focuses on the operation situation and implementation process of comprehensive facility management (CFM) in Akashi city, Hyogo prefecture. The implementation process of CFM in Akashi city might be divided into 3 process including Pre-examination, Policy decision and Project launch. Attentive prior explanation for stakeholders and cross-sector cooperation might be considered as the most important factor for the success of CFM. This study considers that CFM actually has huge effect on cost reduction and effectivity on repair affairs based on the achievement data analysis as well as questionnaire survey for staffs of first year of CFM in Akashi city.</p>

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  • The planning of resilient housing and community against the earthquake and tsunami:paradigm shift of disaster prevention plan for tsunami caused by the Nankai trough earthquake

    Yokoyama Shunsuke, Tokuono Tetsu, Sho Kohji

    Housing Research Foundation "JUSOKEN", JOURNAL OF THE HOUSING RESEARCH FOUNDATION "JUSOKEN"  46 ( 0 ) 283 - 292 2020  [Refereed]

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    Utilization of a vacant house as the second homebase for smoothing environmental transition to post massive tsunami   For the areas where the serious tsunami damage caused by the Nankai trough earthquake is assumed, utilization of vacant houses on the hill area as the second homebase is suggested for recovery from the earthquake disaster, reconstruction of their lives and sustainable community. Even if, in the conventional disaster prevention plan, the life that is to be protected, however, in primary refuge and uniform temporary housing their living is forced to "with nothing but the clothes on their back". In contrast, finding a second place keeping an important thing for the family or the place that can continue life after the suffering is significant for lubricating environmental transition.

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  • STUDY ON THE POLARIZATION TO MEGA-CITY REGIONS AND THE URBAN DIVIDE:Focusing on the case of Nishinari district, Osaka city, Japan

    KIDOKORO Tetsuo, HSIAO Hongwei, FUKUDA Ryo

    Architectural Institute of Japan, Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ)  85 ( 767 ) 79 - 88 2020  [Refereed]

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    <p> This study aims at the hypothesis verification on the polarization to mega-city regions and urban divide. In the first part, we examined the polarization to mega-city regions in Japan focusing on the aspect of concentration of wealth based on various economic statistics as well as the record of public investment. In the second part, we pick up Osaka city as the case analysis for the urban divide inside the mega-city region based on the cluster analysis and analyzed the current conditions of urban divide in Osaka city. In the third part, we shed light on the type of living with diversity in Airin area, Nishinari ward, Osaka city. Through the analysis based on the interview survey to the local real estate company, we discuss the mechanism of housing provision for the realization of diversity.</p><p> The acceleration of the concentration of wealth to Tokyo is clearly observed in Japan since 2000s. In particular, the polarization of wealth as well as the highest income class to the central part of Tokyo is ever accelerating these days under the neoliberal urban policies. In the urban scale analysis in Osaka city, gentrification trends in the central city areas are obvious these days. On the other hands, the concentration of poverty is observed in inner areas to the south. As a result, the urban divide in both social and spatial terms are clearly observed in Osaka city. In particular, the Airin area of Nishinari district, Osaka city worked as the area where daily-based construction workers are concentrated and it has become the area where poverty is concentrated since many of workers in this area have been aged and lost jobs.</p><p> According to the interview surveys to real estate agents who work in Nishinari district, conversion of the workers' hostel to the apartments for the jobless people who received public assistance was widely observed. In addition, they are further converted to the gest-houses for international tourists recently. Investment by Chinese people is also a new trend in this area. This phenomenon shows the ambivalent characteristics of inner areas that they often become a socially excluded areas but, at the same time, they function as the place to accept a wide range of immigrants and thus they become a source of diversity as the gateway to the city. It is recommended that the improvement of the inner areas should fully consider this ambivalent characteristic of the inner areas.</p>

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    HSIAO Hongwei

    Architectural Institute of Japan, AIJ Journal of Technology and Design  26 ( 62 ) 353 - 358 2020  [Refereed]

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    <p>This study focuses on the park management evolved from the park renewal project based on the agreement of installation-management permission in Tennoji park. The park management of Tennoji park is composed of hardware tasks and software tasks. First, this study makes clear the process and characteristics of hardware tasks. Second, this study verifies the details and achievement of software tasks including cleaning, security, lawn and planting management as well as events held in Tenshiba under the cooperation with other local actors. Finally, this study evaluates the outcome of park management based on the questionnaire.</p>

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