【Register now】Symposium“ Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia”（2017.10.7）（01.09.2017）
The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, the Japan Foundation Asia Center, and the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage have partnered to hold the Symposium“ Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia”will be held on October. We hope many people will join this Symposium.
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●Title：Symposium“ Sustainable Development of Historical Cities in South-East Asia”
●Purpose of the Symposium：
The South-East Asia region is home to a number of fascinating historical cities. Some of these are known as World Heritage Sites, such as Hue and Hoi An (Viet nam), Vigan (Philippines), and Penang and Malacca (Malaysia), and some embrace a number of cultural heritage sites, such as Yangon (Myanmar). These historical cities are striving to contribute to cultural tourism and social progress through preserving their historical buildings. Amid rapid economic development, changing social conditions, and diversification of people’s values, initiatives are underway to preserve the attractions of these historical cities while also addressing various issues involved.
To ensure that both residents and public administration share and implement a future vision that aims toward sustainable urban development with respect for history and culture and to pass along their historic environments to future generations, it is very important to reach consensus among related parties and to reflect this consensus in overall plans. There is a need for constant dialogue among residents, public administration, and experts in order to build cooperative structures based on mutual understanding.
This international symposium will provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts and practitioners who are involved in the preservation and utilization of the historical cities of ASEAN countries. Its goal is to facilitate future cooperation through exchange of opinions and sharing common understandings of current conditions and issues in each country.
The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
The Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage).
●Time and Date：October 7, 2017 (Sat.) 13:00-17:30 (venue opens at 12:30)
*Leaving and re-entry permitted
●Venue：Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan Auditorium
(13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110- 8712 JAPAN)
*Please enter the venue “Heiseikan” via West gate.
●Language：English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)
●Participation fee：Free (prior registration required)
●Venue Capacity：300 participants
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties; Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties; the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); the Sumitomo Foundation; the Mitsubishi Foundation; the Toyota Foundation; the Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research; the Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia/Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU Nara); the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan; the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan; the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Japanese National Committee (ICOMOS Japan); Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK); the Asahi Shimbun Company; the Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.; the Tokyo Shimbun; Nikkei Inc.; The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.; the Yomiuri Shimbun Co.
Yoshiaki Ishizawa (Chairperson, JCIC-Heritage/Director, Sophia Asia Center for Research and Human Development)
“Conservation is about people: Preserving the historic Urban landscape and sustaining developments in Asian cities”
Johannes Widodo (Associate Professor, National University of Singapore)
”Sustaining the Living Heritage in George Town, Challenges of a World Heritage Site”
Clement Liang (Council Member, Penang Heritage Trust）
“Conservation of Yangon’s Heritage as a Tool for Sustainable Development”
Moe Moe Lwin (Director/ Vice Chairman, Yangon Heritage Trust)
Break: 15 minutes
“The Small City with Big Dreams: The World Heritage City of Vigan and its Heritage-Driven Sustainable Development”
Eric Zerrudo (Associate Professor/ Director, University of Santo Tomas Center For Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics)
“The Conflict Resolution between Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and the development in Contemporary Society “
Nguyen Su（Former chairman, Hoi An Municipal People’s Council）
“Sustainable Development of the Old City of Hoi An and Japan’s International Cooperation”
Hiromichi Tomoda (Director, Showa Women’s University Institute of International Culture)
Facilitator: Shoichi Ota (Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Panelist: 5 Speakers
Kunikazu Ueno (International Goodwil Professor, Nara Women’s University)
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