Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

OSAWA Yoshiaki

Position Professor
Room 3F1128(+81-29-853-5224)
Laboratory 3F1036(+81-29-853-5590)
3F1135(+81-29-853-5596)
Principal affiliation Division of Policy and Planning Sciences
Other affiliations College of Policy and Planning Sciences
Doctoral Program in Social Systems and Management
Master's Program in Social Systems Engineering
Master's Program in Business Administration and Public Policy
Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering: Policy and Planning Sciences
Research interests urban planning
regional science
socio-economic planning
Degree Ph. D in University of Tsukuba (March 1987)
Education / Professional experience Professional experience
2002-present: Full Professor, Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
1997-2002: Associate Professor, Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
1991-1997: Assistant Professor, Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
1988-1991, Instructor, Department of Architecture, University of Kumamoto, Japan

Education
1982-1987: Doctoral Program in Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Awarded the degree of PhD
1977-1982: College of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Awarded the degree of BSc
Courses taught Undergraduate Course(College of Policy and Planning Sciences):
Workshop on Urban Masterplan, Empirical Studies on Urban Regional Planning , Independent Study: Landscape Simulation , Urban and Regional Analysis, Calculaus, Investigation of Urban of and Regional Environment .

Graduate Course(Systems and Information Engineering, Life and Environmental Sciences):
Urban and Regional Analysis, issues and Methods of Urban Planning, Location Planning.




Academic societies Applied Regional Science Conference
City Planning Institute of Japan
Architectural Institute of Japan
Operations Research Society of Japan
GIS Association of Japan
Representative publications ・Y.Ohsawa, N.Ozaki and F.Plastria(2008): Equity-efficiency bicriteria location with squared Euclidean distances. Operations Research, 56(1), pp.79-87.
・Y.Ohsawa, N.Ozaki, F.Plastria and K.Tamura(2007): Quadratic ordered median location problems. Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, 50(4), pp.540-562.
・Y.Ohsawa, F.Plastria and K.Tamura(2006): Euclidean push-pull partial covering problems. Computers and Operations Research, 33(12), pp.3566-3582.
・Y.Ohsawa and T.Kobayashi(2005): An analytical model to assess the visibility of landmarks. Geographical Analysis, 37(3), pp.336-349.
・Y.Ohsawa and T.Koshizuka(2003): Two-dimensional fiscal competition. Journal of Economic Geography, 3(3), pp.275-287.
・Y.Ohsawa and K.Tamura(2003): Efficient location for a semi-obnoxious facility. Annals of Operations Research, 123, pp.173-188.
・Y.Ohsawa(2003): A spatial tax harmonization model. European Economic Review, 47(3), pp.443-459.
・Y.Ohsawa, H.Kagaya and T.Koshizuka(2002): Map projection errors in the Weber problem. Journal of Geographical Systems, 4(3), pp.325-342.
・Y.Ohsawa and T.Koshizuka(2000): Evaluation of zone orderings based on the correlation of order differences and distances. Geographical Analysis, 32(1), pp.173-185.
・Y.Ohsawa(2000): Bicriteria Euclidean location associated with maximin and minimax criteria. Naval Research Logistics, 47(7), pp.581-592.
・Y.Ohsawa(1999): A geometrical solution for quadratic bicriteria location models. European Journal of Operational Research, 114(2), pp.380-388.
・Y.Ohsawa(1999): Cross-border shopping and commodity tax competition among governments. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 29(1), pp.33-51.
Research projects The following topics will be dealt with:
tax competition in Europe and Japan
voting decison for providing urban infrastructures
multi-criteria facility location
municipalities management in Japan
zoning problems in urban and regional planning
comparison of science cities in the world
Guidelines for advisees In a format of combined lectures and hands on training provided by professors and ph-D students, We provide students with:
・advanced training in the modelling of urban and regional planning,
・an opportunity to present and discuss their research,
・skills and knowledge to advance thier careers as researchers and planners.

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