Prof., Tokyo City University, Dept. of Architecture
Environmental psychology research for lighting, color, and the streetscape

Kobayashi is currently engaged in environmental psychology research related to light, color, and human behavior, and nighttime urban development activities using light throughout the country. Lighting designs that have been carried out so far include floodlighting of Gokayama Gassho Village, lighting up of Yokohama Yamate Western Pavilion, nighttime landscape improvement in Kaneyama Town, Yamagata Prefecture, and Futako Tamagawa Rise winter environment production.
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, outdoor lighting research has been conducted to efficiently evacuate at night in an emergency.


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