II Symposium on Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Japan

University at Albany,
Saturday, February 11, 2017,
Room BB141
See Flier

-To learn various sources of Japanese tradition
-To acquire knowledge on Japanese urbanism, sustainable development and urban regeneration
-To foster an appreciation for cultural development in Japan
-To motivate further interest in Japanese culture, urban development and societal trends

UAlbany faculty, students & invited scholars from Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University

9:00     Welcome Address – Dr. Susanna Fessler, EAS and CAS Associate Dean – UAlbany
9:20     Sustainable Urban Regeneration in 21st Century Japan – Dr. Carlos Balsas, G&P – UAlbany
9:40     Consumption and Urban Form in Japan: Shibuya’s case – Mr. Adam Tanaka, GSD – Harvard University
10:00    Walkability and Public Health Intervention: Translating Japan’s success into our communities – Dr. Akiko Hosler, SPH – UAlbany
10:20   Coffee Break
10:40   Demographic Challenges of Japan and Possible Solutions – Ms. Hui Lin, Rockefeller College – UAlbany
11:00   The Cultural Role of the Japanese Diaspora in the US – A tenuous line between two countries – Mr.        Christopher Burke, G&P – UAlbany
11:20    Kamikaze Truckers: The Games Professional Drivers Play on Public Roads – Dr. Joshua Roth, MHC, South Hadley, MA
11:40    Discussion followed by a break
12:00    Departure to Williamstown, MA (lunch on the bus to optimize time)
1:15     Visit to The Clark’s exhibit “Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection” in Williamstown, MA
2:45     Departure to North Adams, MA
3:00     Visit to MassMoCA
5:00     Departure to Albany (estimated arrival time at the UAlbany uptown campus – 6:30 pm)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to cbalsas@albany.edu by Friday 2/10/2017