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Regional seminar on East Asian Historic Cities

Recreation of Historic Landscape and Revitalization of Traditional Cities


Thursday, 21 February 2002


Venue: Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall, UN House (UNU Building) 5F

Organized by: Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ), UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS) and Ishikawa International Cooperation Research Centre (IICRC)

Supported by: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, ICOMOS Japanese National Committee and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)




9:00-9:15            Opening Address

Mr. Hidehiko Sazanami, Chairman, Special Research Committee on Conservation of the Third World Historic City and Housing, Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)


Part   I : Historic Cities in East Asia

Chair: Prof. Koji Yagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology


9:15-10:45            Presentation of Participating Countries - 1

                        China, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Thailand and Philippines


10:45-11:00            Coffee Break

Chair: Mr. Ryokichi Ebizuka, IDI


11:00-12:30            Presentation of Participating Countries - 2

                        Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar


12:30-14:00            Lunch

Part   II : Keynote Addresses

Chair: Mr. Hidehiko Sazanami


14:00-14:15            Prof. Yukio Nishimura, University of Tokyo

                                    “Recreation of Historic Landscape”

14:15-14:30            Prof. Vira Sachakul, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

                                    “Regeneration of Inner City”

14:30-14:45            Prof. Masaru Maeno, ICOMOS Japanese National Committee

                                    “Promotion of Revitalization Movement on Historic Settlement”

14:45-15:00            Dr. Ratna Rana, Director, IICRC

                                    “Role of Traditional Culture for Revitalizing Historic Cities”


15:00-15:15            Coffee Break

Part   III : Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Hiroshi Mimura, Kansai Fukushi University


15:15-17:00            Prof. Yuichi Fukukawa, Chiba University

                        Prof. Riichi Miyake, Keio University

                        Prof. Hiromichi Tomoda, Showa Women's University

                        Prof. Heng Chye Kiang, National University, Singapore

                        Mr. He Mingjun, Suzhou Urban Planning Bureau, China


17:00   Closing

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