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Ecological Democracy :Touch the people's hearts, Scale up Machizukuri 

The 12th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network 2023 in Tokyo


Date: September 20, 2022

Open 18:00- / Conference18:15 - 21:00 / Gathering 21:00 - 21:45

Place: Denenchofu Seseragi Hall

Access: 1 minute walk from the Tamagawa Station(Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyu Tamagawa Line)

Registration fee:

1,000 JPY (Free for students)

Organiser:

The Committee of the International Conference on Community Design

Ecological Democracy Foundation

Outline

Community designers from Pacific Rim countries organized the Pacific Rim Community Design Conference 25 years ago to share their experiences and forge each other's ideas about the future of cities. Japanese Machizukuri has also accumulated about 40 years of experience. At an age of global warming and the threat of war, Machizukuri have to take on a new role. We need the power of Machizukuri, where everyone discusses and protects and nurtures what is important to the local community.

On the other hand, community design, seeking environmental justice, has met nature and created Ecological Democracy. At the center of Ecological Democracy, we find the Sacredness. The Sacredness is the power of Machizukuri to touch the people's hearts and to protect what is really important in our neighborhoods and cities.

We welcome Prof. Randy Hester and Ms. Koba Kanon to discuss about how to make a city to touch the people's hearts and change the world.


Speaker

Randolph T. Hester

Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Ecological Democracy. One of the founders of the Pacic Rim Community Design Conference. "Community Design Primer", "Desing for Ecological Democracy", and most recently, "Inhabiting the Sacred" (2019).


Kanon Koba

Chairperson of "Inhabiting the Sacred" Study Group 2021. Member of the Ookayama/Senzoku Machizukuri Council. Assistant of Eco-Demo Radio (2022). "A study on the structure based on the important places for residents and their relationship with those places" (2021, Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan).



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