Masumi Kikkawa

Project Manager, Ishi Planning & Design Co., Japan

Masumi Kikkawa is a project manager at Ishi Planning & Design Co. in Tokyo, Japan. She brings an international and interdisciplinary background to the Japanese urban design consultancy, which she joined in 2018. Through her work, Masumi helps cities design ways to better engage their communities as they develop urban policies, plans, as well as public spaces. Many of her projects involve running community workshops, facilitating group discussions, and training municipal government staff on creative approaches for community engagement. Prior to joining Ishi Planning & Design, she held positions at not-for-profit organizations headquartered in the United States and Germany, focusing on urban planning, climate change, and sustainability issues. She received a bachelor's degree in peace and global studies from Earlham College, USA.


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