Symposium Notice: "Toward Sustainable Cities: Efficiency and Balance“ [Held on December 12th, 2013]

2013-11-29

Symposium Notice: "Toward Sustainable Cities: Efficiency and Balance“ [Held on December 12th, 2013]

November 29th, 2013

 

Saint-Gobain in Japan is offering support for the following symposium.

Today, a majority of the earth's population is concentrated in cities, and this portion of the population is responsible for more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it is clear that new countermeasures are needed to deal with the dual challenge of climate change and depletion of oil resources.

This symposium, which provides an outline of the sustainable city concept and explores the path to its actualization, brings together Japanese and French researchers, policymakers, regional public organization representatives and private sector representatives to discuss issues related to the future. We hope you will consider attending this event.

Title: "Toward Sustainable Cities: Efficiency and Balance" 
Embassy of France in Japan's "Discussion Series": Sophia University 100th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium

Date and Time: 
December 12 (Thu.), 2013 (starting at 5:30 p.m.)

Venue: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus

Organizers: 
Embassy of France in Japan 
Institut français du Japon, Sophia University, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

"Toward Sustainable Cities: Efficiency and Balance“ (conceptual image)

 

Institut français du Japon, Sophia University, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

 

Event Program

* Simultaneous interpreting will be provided for both Japanese and French

Event Host:
Keiko Hirai (Professor at the Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Opening Address:
Tadashi Takizawa (President of Sophia University)

[Discussion]
Moderator:
Hideyuki Mori (President of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)

Speakers:
Shigeo Kawai (Chairman of the Association of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Members for the Success of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games)
Tsuyoshi Kawakami (Professor at Sophia University)
Akihiko Funaoka (Managing Officer at Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.)
Etienne Crépon (Director of Housing, Urban Development and Landscapes at the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea)
Philippe Simay (philosopher and author of the website “Lifestyle and Philosophy”)

Summary and Closing Remarks:
Hiroshi Kito (Professor at the Sophia University Faculty of Economics)

Application method

Application in advance is required.
(Some applicants may be turned down if too many applications are received)

To apply, send a message to the following e-mail address:
100th_anniv@cl.sophia.ac.jp

Please write "Application for Symposium Participation" in the subject line and include your full name , affiliation and contact information (telephone number) in the message body.
Details regarding the event venue will be included in the application receipt message and/or follow-up reminder message.

"Toward Sustainable Cities: Efficiency and Balance“ (conceptual image)