Professor Yoshitsugu Hayashi Dr. Eng.
Education and Research Center for Sustainable Co-Development,
Graduate School of Environmental Studies,
Nagoya University, Japan
President of WCTRS
World Conference on Transport Research Society
01 August 2014Education and early career
Yoshitsugu Hayashi graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo and was awarded a Dr.-Eng in 1979. He taught there as Lecturer and moved to Nagoya University to teach as Associate Professor and became Professor in the Engineering School. In Nagoya University, having served as Advisor to president, Dean of Graduate School of Environmental Studies (130 faculty members), he is now Director of Education and Research Center for Sustainable Co-Development.
His research career started in 1979 at the University of Tokyo to develop CALUTAS, which was well known as an urban land use - transport model applied to assess the impacts of the Tokyo Bay Bridge on land use and transport as well as land value in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and also as one of the International Study Group on Land Use and Transport Interaction (ISGLUTI) models. After moving to Nagoya University, he spent a sabbatical year (1984/85) at the University of Leeds as Visiting Fellow to cooperate with Dr. Roger Mackett as a part of the activities of ISGLUTI organized by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL), UK. He took over the Chair of the group from Dr. Vernon Webster, former Deputy Director of the laboratory, in 1989 to reestablish it as the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Transport and Spatial Development under the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). In 1997 he stayed also at the University of Dortmund as Guest Professor for research cooperation with Professor Michael Wegener on transport and spatial development.
Main contributions to research
Professor Hayashi has written and co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed papers and more than 20 books.
His research has been extended to (a) transport financing (particulary of rail transit) and methods of value capture (see Transportation Research 23A, 1988) . (b) diagnozing urbanization and environmental impacts of sprawling land-use and motorization and (c) compact city and smart-shrink based on QoL analysis. (see collection of books)
He developed a forecasting model of shifts in type configurations in car purchase, ownership and car use reflecting preferential tax of purchase and ownership (access link Transportation Research 4D, 1999). He has also invested time to the study on gSmart Shrink of Cityh based on the concepts of "dual strategies of de-suburbanization and social capitalization of buildingh as well as gQOL (Quality of Life)" (see Built Environment Vol. 29, No. 1, 2003). He is extending these concepts to cope with ageing of society.
He has been involved also in other major research projects including OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Environmentally Sustainable Transport (OECD-EST) project, and in 2003 organized an international conference in Nagoya to transfer the concept, findings and good practices of OECD-EST to Asia.
Since 1999, he has lead WCTRS - Special Interest Group on Transport and the Environment. He also has chaired the Project CUTE (Comparative Study on Urban Transport and the Environment) jointly organized by WCTRS and Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS) Tokyo, and the results were published in a book published by Elsevier, in cooperation with Professors Hideo Nakamura, Tony May, Werner Rothengatter, Gen Giuliano, Dan Sperling, etc.
His career has included other various positions such as co-Editor of the WCTRS official journal "Transport Policy" and Associate Editor of Transportation Research D: Environment, both published by Elsevier. He has served as Chairs of Prize Committee and Scientific Committee, and is now serving as President of WCTRS consisting of 1,537 individual members from 67 countries.