Hiroki Tanikawa
Nagoya University
Nagoya City, Japan
Member ID 0101
Member since Jul 27, 2002
Status Active


Material Stock and Flow Analysis, 4d-GIS
2022-2023 ISIE Board
2020-2022 SEM Chair
2016-2020 SEM Board
2016 ISIE SEM-AP Nagoya Conference, Chair


Since 1998, the Tanikawa Laboratory in Nagoya University has been estimating and evaluating the weight of human activity, and particularly attempting to elucidate how much material has been used in industrial processes. The physical weight of industrial life is reflected in buildings, roads, cars, furniture, and other durable materials which provide crucial services to our society. This is the material stock of Society, which requires constant inflows of material from the Environment, and produces outflow wastes as well. Reducing the accumulated weight and improving the efficiency of the stock we already have are vital to achieving a more sustainable society.

Research Interests

Material Stock - Flow Analysis
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Website contributions from this member

01 Jan 2021 ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference: Session 6, January 2021
08 Feb 2016 The joint 12th ISIE Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and the 5th ISIE Asia-Pacific conference will be held in Nagoya, Japan from Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 September, 2016.
13 May 2015 First announcement of ISIE SEM Asia-Pacific conference in Nagoya in 2016
05 Sep 2012 Nagoya University researches the total weight of human activity