City Making in the 21st Century

Global Challenges and Local Practices

The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS organizes in collaboration with the French Research Institute on Japan at Maison franco-japonaise (IFRJ-MFJ) its 10th anniversary symposium: "City Making in the 21st Century: Global Challenges and Local Practices", held on 28 November 2019 in Tokyo at the Maison franco-japonaise.

In 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. However, it is clear that urban issues are radically different in the various regions of the world. Indeed, the current context of globalization means all cities face the same issues (metropolization, transformations of mobilities, migrations, climate change, etc.), but these processes are deeply rooted in local dynamics. Therefore, this represents a real challenge for the local development of cities.

This international symposium aims to examine the relationships between the local and the global scales by discussing the ways in which metropolitan regions are dealing with new urban issues and examining the diversity of local responses. This event will bring together figures from the worlds of academia, institutions and business in order to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on urban studies with a focus on France and Japan.

Programme

10:00 - Opening address
  • Norihiko Fukui, Fondation Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo, President
  • Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon
10:20 - Keynote speech

Louis Schweitzer, President of the MCJP Advisory Board

10:50 - Round table n°1 “Urbanization and transformation of African territories: movement and exchange between rural and urban areas”

Chair: Yoichi Mine, Doshisha University, Professor

Speakers:

  • Jérôme Klôh Weya, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in Japan
  • Kae Amo, Kyoto Seika University, Research Coordinator
  • Armelle Choplin, University of Geneva, Associate Professor
  • Éloi Ficquet, EHESS, Associate Professor
  • Yasuo Fujita, JICA Research Institute, Deputy Director
  • Oussouby Sacko, Kyoto Seika University, President and Professor

12:50 │ Lunch break

14:00 - Keynote speech
  • Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe
14:30 - Keynote address
  • Laurent Pic, Ambassador of France in Japan
14:40 - Round table n°2 “How does French-Japanese cooperation contribute to urban dynamics?”

Chair : Bernard Thomann, Institut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Director, Professor at Inalco

Speakers :

  • Sophie Buhnik, lnstitut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Researcher
  • Bernard Delmas, Michelin, Senior Advisor
  • Hidetada Higashi, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Professor
  • Chikako Mori, Doshisha University, Professor
  • Rémi Scoccimarro, lnstitut français de recherche sur le Japon at MFJ, Researcher

16:40 - Break

16:50 - Round table n°3 “Metropolitan regions and globalization: developments, challenges and mobility issues for the cities of tomorrow?”

Chair: Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon

Speakers:

  • Michel Agier, EHESS, Professor
  • Beatriz Fernández, EHESS, Associate Professor
  • Nobuhiko Koga, Toyota Motor Corporation, Chief Officer of the Frontier Research Center
  • Norihiro Nakai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor
  • Asato Saito, Yokohama National University, Professor
18:50 - Closing address
  • Sébastien Lechevalier, EHESS, Professor and President of the Fondation France-Japon

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Date(s)
  • Jeudi 28 novembre 2019 - 10:00 - 19:00
Place(s)
  • Maison franco-japonaise (Auditorium) - 3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contact(s)
  • ffj@ehess.fr