Network Planning and Assessment System for Multi-Source Waste Heat Exchange Based on Urban Symbiosis: A Case of Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Yi Dou

National Institute for Environmental Studies

Yi Dou is currently a Research Assistant of the Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research in National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), as well as Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies of Nagoya University, Japan. His research interests are closely relating to urban sustainable development, including circular economy, waste management, and integrated low-carbon urban planning combining land use, energy and transportation system design. In particular, he focuses on promoting Urban and Industrial Symbiosis in cities through adjusting long-term land use planning and decision making with integrated energy and process technologies, based on local resources and geographic conditions. This helps in minimizing the resource input and emissions from human activities. Furthermore, his research topics also include integrated modelling and assessment for low-carbon transportation system, especially emphasize on promoting compact-city planning, such as the well-known Transit-Oriented Development.Recently, he is participating in several national projects such as “Development of Analytical Models for Low Carbon Re-development Planning Coupling with Resources and Energy Use, and Their Application to Municipalities”, “MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) Technology System and its Application in Indonesia for the Promotion of Bilateral JCM (Joint Credit Mechanism) Development”, and “Development for Technology Assessment of Low Carbon Society and Regional Planning”, funded or commissioned by the Ministry of Environment, Japan. Additionally, he also positively participates in the advisory activities for the “Future City” Initiative, which is conducted by the Cabinet Office of Japan. Up to now, he has published around 20 articles and book chapters in international journals and monographs.


To achieve the long-term target of climate change mitigation, low-carbon sustainable urban development is of increasing importance. The emerging Urban Symbiosis, as an extension of Industrial Symbiosis, supports a systemic... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Yi Dou (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  2. Minoru Fujii (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  3. Satoshi Ohnishi (Tokyo University of Science)
  4. Takuya Togawa (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  5. Lu Sun (The University of Tokyo)
  6. Hiroki Tanikawa (Nagoya University)
  7. Tsuyoshi Fujita (National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Topic Areas

• Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial development , • Sustainable energy systems , • Circular economy


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