Regional Planning




Tel: 075-753-6369
E-mail: saizen.izuru.4n*kyoto-u.ac.jp (Replace * with @)


1988-91 Nishinomiya Municipal Nishinomiya Senior High School
1992-96 Bachelor of Agriculture, Kyoto Univ.
1996-98 Master of Agriculture, Kyoto Univ.
1998-01 Ph.D., Kyoto Univ.

Work Experience

2001-02 Supporting Staff for Priority Research, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
2002-10 Assistant Prof. Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.
2006-07 Visiting Scholar, Michigan State Univ.

2010- 19 Associate Prof. Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.

2019-   Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.

Selected Papers

  1. Nguyen T. H., Saizen I. Preliminary Assessment of Nature-Based Tourism Resources in the Buffer Zone of Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam. Int. J. of Environmental and Rural Development, Vol. 10 (1), 160-166, 2019.
  2. Sahu S., Saizen I. Emissions Sharing Observations from a Diverse Range of Countries. Sustainability, 11 (15), 4013, 2019.
  3. Nguyen T.H., Saizen I. Forest Ecosystem Services and Local Communities: Towards a Possible Solution to Reduce Forest Dependence in Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam. Human Ecology, 2019.
  4. Kandpal R., Saizen I. Enabling Collaborative Action between Self-Help Groups and Rural Local Bodies through an Exploratory Workshop: The Case of a Peri-Urban Village in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India. Sustainability 11, no. 6: Article 1680, 2019.
  5. Kandpal R., Saizen I. An evaluation of the relative urbanisation in peri-urban villages affected by industrialisation: the case study of Bhiwandi in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India. Spatial Information Research, 27, 137-149, 2019. 
  6. Sahu S., Saizen I. Allocating a Cumulative Carbon Budget to India –Results from Different Budgeting Periods and Sharing Principles. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2018.
  7. Sahu S., Saizen I. Development of planning index for evaluating climate change protocols: Analysis of Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s Regional Plan 1996-2011. City, Territory and Architecture, 5:5 , 2018.
  8. Kandpal R., Saizen I. A study on institutional imbalances of the urban-rural governance framework in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, 1-18, 2018.
  9. Saizen I, Asano S, Tiburan CL, Tokito M, Hara Y, Tsutsumida N, Spatial Analysis Of Land Cover Configuration For Sustainable Water Quality Management In The Silang-Santa Rosa River Basin, Laguna, Philippines. Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2016.
  10. Saizen I, Tsutsumida N, Ishi R, Matsuoka M, The Detection of Increasing Vulnerabity to Flash Flood in Peri-Urban Area of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through spatial analysis ogVHR Satellite Imageries. Asian Conference of Remote Sensing 2015.
  11. Tsutsumida N., Saizen I. Matsuoka M., Ishii R. Addressing urban expansion using feature-oriented spatial data in a peripheral area of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Habitat International, 47, 196-204, 2015
  12. Pravitasari A.E., Saizen I., Rustiadi E. Towards resilience of Jabodetabek Megacity: Developing a local sustainability index considering local spatial interdependency. International Journal of Sustainable Future for Human Security, 2015 (in Press).
  13. Asharose, Saizen. I., Praveen K.C.S. Awareness workshop as an effective tool and approach for education in disaster risk reduction: A case study from Tamil Nadu, India. Sustainability 7, 8965-8954, 2015.
  14. Pravitasari A.E., Saizen I., Tsutsumida N., Rustiadi E. Detection of spatial clusters of flood- and landslide- prone areas using local moran index in Jabodetabek Metropolitan Area, Indonesia, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science, Vol. 40, No.4, 2014.
  15. Asharose, Saizen I., Enpowering Communities through Disaster Management Strategies: Are We on the Right Track?. In R. Shaw (Eds), Recovery from Indian Ocean Tsunami: Ten Years Journey. Springer, 347-360, 2014.
  16. Kusano, E., Saizen, I. Spatial market integration of livestock products and road condition in Mongolia. Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly 47 (4), 423-433, 2013.
  17. Liu, Y.Y., Evans, J.P., McCabe, M.F., de Jeu, R.A.M., van Dijk, A.I., Dolman, A.J., Saizen, I., Changing Climate and Overgrazing Are Decimating Mongolian Steppes. PLoS ONE 8(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057599. 2013
  18. Tsutsumida N., Saizen I., Matsuoka M., and Ishii R. Land Cover Change Detection in Ulaanbaatar Using the Breaks for Additive Seasonal and Trend Method, Land,2(4), 534-549, 2013.
  19. : Distribution and density of livestock. In Batjargal Z., Fujita N., Yamamura N. (Eds.), Pastoralism and Ecosystem Network in Mongolia, ADMON, pp.286-305, 2012.
  20. Saizen, I: Changes in livestock species and their spatial distribution. In N. Yamamura, N. Fujita and A. Maekawa (Eds.), The Mongolian Ecosystem Network -Environmental Issues Under Climate and Social Changes. Springer, 215-232. 2012.
  21. Hyodo, F., J. Nishikawa, A. Kohzu, N. Fujita, I. Saizen, J. Tsogtbaatar, C. Javzan, M. Enkhtuya, D. Gantomor, N. Amartuvshin, R. Ishii, E. Wada: Variation in nitrogen isotopic composition in the Selenga river watershed, Mongolia. Limnology 13, 155-161, 2012.
  22. Tiburan C., I. Saizen, S. Kobayashi: Vulnerability Assessment of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve to Climate Change Using a Geospatial-based Environmental Vulnerability Index. USM R&D Journal 19(2), 2011.
  23. Saizen, I., A. Maekawa, N. Yamamura, Spatial analysis of time-series changes in livestock distribution by detection of local spatial associations in Mongolia. Applied Geography 30, 639-649, 2010.
  24. Schultink, G., I. Saizen, L. Szymecko, The Economic Impact of Farmland loss: Implications of Low Density Urbanization and Urban Sprawl. The Michigan State Univ. Land Policy Institute Report, 1-26, 2007.
  25. Saizen.I, K. Mizuno, S. Kobayashi, Effects of land-use master plans in the metropolitan fringe of Japan, Landscape and Urban Planning, 78, 411-421, 2006.