Michi started writing a series of articles on the monthly Newsletter (Special Edition) of Japan Smart Community Alliance (JSCA). The title of the series is “The Success Factors and the Standardization Streams of Overseas Smart Cities”. 続きを読む
ISO TC268 “Sustainable development in communities” held its WG and SC meetings between 11 and 15 January at the premises of Austrian Standards Institute in Vienna, and Michi took part in the meetings as an official Liaison Officer of APEC to TC268/WG2.
Michi has been appointed as Senior Research Fellow of Research Institute of Science and Technology, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, which is one of the leading private universities in Japan.
Michi Creative City Designers Inc., General Incorporated Association Eco-Island, which locates its main office in this company, and NIKKEN SEKKEI Research Institute jointly organized “Eco-Island and Sustainable Community Global Summit 2015”, which took place in Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City of Okinawa Prefecture, between November 5th and 7th. This event is a revival of “Ecoisland Global Summits” which were held in Europe in 2012 and 2013 but have not been continued. 続きを読む
Michi Kohno, President and CEO, participated Asia Smart City Summit which took place at InterContinental Yokohama Grand on October 19, and delivered a talk on “The Recent Global Trends of Smart Cities”.
Following the meetings in Grasmere, England [Ref. News in June, 2015], in June, Michi took part in a series of meetings of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC268 “Sustainable Development of Communities”, which took place in AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) in Paris between October 5 and 8.
Michi participated Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) 49th Energy Working Group (EWG) meetings held between June 22 and 26 in Gyeongju, Korea, as an industrial professional.
In February, 2012, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launched a Technical Committee, TC268, for the global standardization in the area of “Sustainable Development of Communities”. [Ref. News in September, 2014, and January, 2015]
Michi’s article titled “ISO37120, the first global standard on city indicators, and World Council on City Data (WCCD)” appeared as a special contribution in the April issue of the monthly journal “Shin Toshi (New Cities)”, which is published by City Planning Association of Japan, a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
In order to enhance the “social business” aspect of Michi Creative City Designers Inc. an affiliated organization called “General Incorporated Association Eco-Island” has been established. The “General Incorporated Association” is a legal entity of a kind of non-profit organizations under Japanese laws.
The activities of “Eco-Island” include:
Offering and dissemination of information on sustainable development on remote islands and in self-sustained communities,
Planning and management of events such as seminars and symposia on sustainable development on remote islands and in self-sustained communities.
Representative Director: Michi Kohno
c/o Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
Pacific Century Place, 11-1 Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-6208 Japan
Web site (in preparation): http://www.ecoisland.jp