This webinar will feature presentations by Wataru Tanaka, Design Principal, Urban Planning Department, Nikken Sekkei and Yusuke Toda of Daiwa House, on urban planning, urban development, residential development and residential design trends in the new normal era. The moderator will be Nachiko Yamamoto, former representative of the Gensler Tokyo office and current external director of INDEX Consulting.
After she earned her architectural degree and gained work experience of urban planning & architectural design in Tokyo, Nachiko moved to New York City in 1981 where she worked as a designer and project manager with major design firms working on a broad range of interior architectural projects. With Mancini Duffy, she won two major joint venture projects in Japan and managed the projects with frequent trips over 6 years. In 1998, she joined Gensler Wall Street as a senior project manager, then moved on to Managing Director of INARCH in New York, where she grew INARCH business. In 2004, she returned to Gensler as “Boomerang” and relocated to her native country as Managing Director of Gensler Tokyo in March 2005. Under her 14-year leadership, Gensler Tokyo has grown its business and built a reputation as a premier design firm in the Japan market. In March 2019, she retired from Gensler and served as a president of YAMAGIWA for one year. Since June 2019, she serves as Outside Director of INDEX Consulting.
Mr. Wataru Tanaka is Principal Urban Planner and Designer at NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD. Since joining NIKKEN in 1988, he has been playing significant roles in large-scale urban developments in Japan, including Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo Inner Harbour District and Nagoya Station District. Since 2008, his main focus has expanded to international urban and landscape design projects covering China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Middle East regions, where he has been applying his vast experience to a variety of master planning and design projects. Since 2013, he has been giving lectures related to TOD / Smart City / Public Space Design at various international workshops hosted by the World Bank, OECD, UITP, and by other overseas governments and academic institutions.