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Level
Doctoral Student
Nationality
Belgium
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2014
Primary Advisor
YOKOHARI M.
Biography
Giles has a bachelor degree in landscape architecture and a master degree in urban design and planning with a broad international background of design and experience in Belgium, China, Croatia, Hungary, The Netherlands, United States, and Japan.
During his academic career he started to develop concepts, detailed design, and papers. He also undertook several exchanges, internships, and contracts in leading international design companies (Turenscape, Buro2&archi+1) and organizations (UN Habitat).
Now he is conducting his PhD with the intention of applying Sustainability Science within the urban design environment.
Research Title
Sustainability in Urban Design by Urban Agriculture integration.
Reserch Keywords
Urban Agriculture, Sustainability, Productive Landscapes, Urban Settlements, Ecosystem Based Adaptation, Resilience, Disaster Preparedness
Research Interests
Application and model quantification of Urban Agriculture (UA) within the contemporary Urban Environment according to a new Strategic Concept which can work as a coherent framework for policy makers and designers. How can UA can be planned within the contemporary built environment, providing sustainable and strategic strategies as an alternative for isolated developments of pilot projects which can then be proposed as a new planning system.
Publications
Sioen, G.B., Terada, T., Yokohari, M., 2016. Neighborhood self-sufficiency in Tokyo : How much can hobby farms contribute? In Growing in cities. pp 440-452.

Sioen, G. B., Terada, T., and Yokohari, M. (2016) Sustainability Science as the Next Step in Developing Urban Planning. In M. Esteban, T. Akiyama, C. Chen, & E. Mutisya (Eds). Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises. Springer, Tokyo.

Allasiw, D., Yoshida, Y., Sioen, G. B., Castro, R., Palopakon, Y., Tanaka, T., Terada, T., Iida, A. and Yokohari, M. (2016) Costa Rica's PES policy: changing focus from increasing forest quantity to improving the quality of environmental services. In M. Esteban, T. Akiyama, C. Chen, & E. Mutisya (Eds). Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises. Springer, Tokyo.

Carlos R. S., Tyunina, O., Yoshida Y., Mori A., Sioen G. B., Yang J. (2016) Assessment of Fieldwork Methodologies for Educational Purposes in Sustainability Science: Exercise on Resilience, Tohoku Unit 2015. In M. Esteban, T. Akiyama, C. Chen, & E. Mutisya (Eds). Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises. Springer, Tokyo.

SIOEN Giles, MA Xiaojun, FERREIRA Ana Isabel, et.al. (2013). Kashiwanoha Education Connecting. Journal of Asian Urbanism, Volume 8, pp. 72.
Presentations
Sioen, G. B. (May, 2016) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and software tools for thesis and presentations. Invited lecture for the class Methodologies in Sustainability Science at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha.

Sioen, G.B. (April-July 2016) Edible Landscapes in the City. Invited assistant for the landscape design studio by Prof dr. Makoto Yokohari at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha.

Sioen, G. B., Tyunina, O. (November, 2015) Design, Implementation, and Assessment of Exercise Courses in Sustainability Science Education - Case of GPSS-GLI. Presentation at the fourth GPSS-GLI International Symposium, Kashiwanoha, Japan.

Allasiw, D., Castro, R., Palopakon, Y., Sioen, G. B., & Yoshida, Y. (January, 2015) How to increase PES value in Costa Rica: New perspectives from Japanese satoyama-satoumi concept. Round Table presentation at the third GPSS-GLI International Symposium, Kashiwanoha, Japan.

Sioen, G.B. (2015) Disaster Preparedness by increasing resilience through Urban Agriculture. Proceedings at European Research(ers’) Day, Euraxess Links Japan, Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Tokyo, Japan, p. 21.

Lecture on “Sustainability concepts, Ecosystems Based Adaptation, Sustainability in Urban Design by Urban Agriculture.” KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture for the International Master in Architecture. (November 27, 2013)

Training session by the Council of Europe on “Discovering multimedia for inclusion and social rights & getting ready for action.” Croatia, Zadar (September 14-23, 2013).

Research findings and proposal during joint workshop on “Productive Landscape for the redevelopment of the highly contaminated Gowanus canal area.” At the PRATT Institute Brooklyn, New York. (July, 2013)

Presentation for Community and experts panel, PRATT
Exposition at the Faculty of Architecture, KU Leuven

Workshop on “Research and proposal for New Towns.” Almere, The Netherlands (November 16-20, 2011)

Training session by the Council of Europe on “Social Networking: A new paradigm for inclusion and intercultural learning.” Hungary, Budapest (October 24-28, 2011)
Memberships
Youth for Understanding (YFU)