- Professor emeritus, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
- Chairman, Board of Directors, IAUD: Japan
Dr. Satoshi Kose is a professor emeritus, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture.
He is specialized in the field of building use and safety, human factors, and universal design. Before joining the university, he has been with the Building Research Institute of Japan, where he worked for years to develop dwelling design guidelines toward the ageing society. He was among the first awardees of the Ron Mace Design for the 21st Century Award in June 2000. He was also given salutation during the Include 2003 Conference in London in March 2003. He has published many papers in English, and a few books in Japanese.
He was instrumental in hosting the first International Conference for Universal Design in Yokohama 2002, and subsequently served as the chair or vice-chair of Scientific Committee of IAUD Conferences in 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and in 2016. From October 2017, he took up the duty of the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Universal Design.
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