Active Learning with Local Community - Future Center Projects of Tokushima University


As the society has been changing, engaging with communities is also expected as a role of universities. In this talk, I will introduce ongoing projects for local communities, which are planed and managed by Center for Community Revitalization of Tokushima University. This university provides an essential place to connect with local communities, i.e., “Future Center” that involve citizens, workers, companies, governments, students, and researchers in active learning projects to create vitality in their communities with out-of-the-box ideas, free speech, and so on. I will discuss the tips for facilitating community engagement and the needs of digital technologies, which has a potential of effective support for their activities from learning ongoing practices.


Tomoyo Sasao

Tomoyo Sasao is an assistant professor of Center for Community Revitalization, Tokushima University. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban studies from Tokyo Metropolitan University, in 2011. She received her Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Tokyo, in 2015. She was JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (2015-2016). Her research interest includes participatory urban design with spatial information.