Michi Creative City Designers
|Address:||982-6 Oigamori, Nagasaka-cho,
Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture,
City problems are adequately solved
by the experiences and technologies of Japan.
We are here to assist and facilitate this.
- Business advisory, consulting, and teaming of players towards the development of creative cities
- Concept planning, master planning, and project management to make the cities more creative
- Global standardization of indicators and technologies for sustainable growth of cities
We DISCOVER the new direction at another turning point in the cities’ way of being.
Ever accelerating urbanization and the delay in infrastruc- ture expansion in emerging countries, and ageing of population in advanced countries are some of the issues the cities in the world are facing. Further, the prevention of global warming pushes the cities towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emission as an external pressure. Although diverse words and concepts such as “Smart City”, “Eco-City”, and “Green City” have been advocated, the real solutions have yet to be pursued.
Now is the time to rethink the direction, leaving simply “Low Carbon” and simply “Eco-Friendly” behind and towards the directions where the cities must take for them to really obtain their competitiveness and creativeness as the firm foundation of sustainable growth.
We PRODUCE the best casting of wisdom players for diverse stages of cities.
Japan as the “Top Runner of Problems” is full of wisdom, which even the people living there do not recognize its value, to solve the urban issues of the world associated with the sustainable growth both in emerging and industrialized countries.
Michi Creative City Designers Inc. was established to COLLECT WISDOM of Japan, INTEGRATE it with that of the world, FORM A DREAM TEAM of players with social, financial, environmental and technological solutions, and SOLVE THE PROBLEM TOGETHER.
We LINK the wisdoms and experiences, PARTICIPATE in solving, LEAD the team, and SOLVE the issues in the best way.
Michi Creative City Designers Inc. goes beyond simple networking and consultation onto the composition of consortia, bids on tenders, and offers the series of process of linking the people, participating in solving the issues, leading the projects, and bringing the best way of being into reality as a ONE-STOP SERVICE. The company’s network reaches central and local governments both at home and abroad, international organizations, international leagues of cities and mayors, planners associations of many countries, and industrial federations acting beyond borders, which forms the core VALUE of the company.
Michinaga “Michi” KOHNO
|Date of Birth||November 21, 1948|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Dec. 2013 –||President & CEO, Michi Creative City Designers Inc.|
|2010 – 2013||Senior Chief Engineer, Smart City Project Div., Hitachi, Ltd.|
|2006 – 2010||Senior Chief Engineer, Corporate Planning Office, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|2004–2006||Senior Vice President, Innovation Research Institute|
|2000 – 2004||Division President, Information Technology Div., Hitachi, Ltd.|
|1994 – 2000||Deputy Head, Corporate Information Systems Office, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|1972 – 1994||Production Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
(Engagements include Robotics and Production Planning)
|1977||M.Phil., Production Engineering,
The University of Nottingham (UK)
|1972||B.Sc., Precision Engineering, The University of Tokyo|
- Industrial Professional, Low Carbon Model Town Taskforce,
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
- Registered International Expert, ISO TC268/SC1
“Smart Community Infrastructure”, and Member of Japan’s Mirror Committee
- Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute (Canada)
- Members of The City Planning Institute of Japan,
and Japan Society of Civil Engineers
|Corporate Name||Michi Creative City Designers Inc.|
|Headquarters||982-6 Oigamori, Nagasaka-cho,
Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture,
|Founded||November 14, 2013|
|Management||Michinaga Kohno, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Capital||10 Million JPY|
|Prof. T. Onishi||Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo (Urban Engineering)
President, Science Council of Japan
|Mr. H. Suzuki||Ex-Lead Urban Specialist, Finance, Economics and
Urban Development, THE WORLD BANK
|Ex-Director and Principal Engineer, a major engineering company(Japan)|
|Ex-Principal Architect, a major architect company(Japan)|
- Goto and Town Organizers Inc. (Japan)
- Regional Plan Association (US)
- Global Cities Indicators Facilities (Canada)
- Smart City Tech Group LLC (Russia)
As a part of the Low Carbon Model Town Taskforce activities of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [ref. News No.4], study mission tours by intellectuals from APEC member economies are carried out every year, and Michi is participating the tours regularly.
アジア太平洋経済協力（APEC）エネルギー部会は、Low Carbon Model Town Taskforceの活動（ニュースNo.4参照）の一環として、毎年メンバーエコノミーの有識者による視察を実施しており、社長の河野が継続的に参加しています。
The Smart Cities Council of the United States had it “Partners Days” on June 18 and 19, in Dallas, Texas. The meetings consisted of exchange of information among the member companies on the first day, and dialogues with city mayors on the second day, which invited some influential mayors out of the participants of the annual meeting of US Conference of Mayors, which was taking place at the same time in Dallas.
米国スマートシティ協議会（Smart Cities Council）は、6月18、19日の両日、テキサス州ダラス市において「パートナー会合」を開催し、第1日にはメンバー企業による情報交換の会合、第2日には同じ時期に同市で開催されていた全米市長会議に参加中の各市の市長から何名かを招いた意見交換会を行ないました。
As a part of the Low Carbon Model Town Taskforce activities of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [ref. News No.4], Michi Creative City Designers Inc. undertook a contract study work of field trials and sensitivity analysis of the draft indicators for low carbon towns, which was commissioned by Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre.