19 Sep. 20 Sep. 21 Sep.
AM Scientific Program Scientific Program
PM Registration Opening Ceremony
Keynote Speech:
Tadao ANDO
(Architect, Japan)
Scientific Program Workshops Symposium
Closing Ceremony
Special Lecture:
(the former Director-General of UNESCO)

APSA2011 Congress Program is now available online.

* The Prodcution of this Conference Program has been supported by The Maeda Engineering Foundation and The Obayashi Foundation.

Keynote Speech

Speaker: Tadao ANDO (Architect, Japan)
* See Tadao ANDO Biography (PDF).

Special Lecture

Speaker: Koïchiro MATSUURA (the former Director-General of UNESCO)
* See Koïchiro MATSUURA Biography (PDF).

Scientific Program

Selected papers will be presented in following themes:

THEME I: Inclusion/ Contestation/ Empowerment

  1. Identity/ Places of Community
  2. Empowerment and Participation I
  3. Contestations/ Social Construction of Space
  4. Market Mechanisms and Segregation
  5. Empowerment and Participation II
  6. Collaborative Planning and Governance
  7. Public Open Space

THEME M: Managing/ Planning Metropolitan Change

  1. Urban-Rural Linkages
  2. Transformation Housing Stock
  3. Metropolitan Agriculture
  4. Understanding and Managing Sprawl
  5. Affordable Housing
  6. Planning Models/ Theories

THEME E: Environmental Sustainability/ Resilience

  1. Vulnerability and Climate Change
  2. Defining Sustainability/ Environmental Consciousness
  3. Practical steps towards Low Carbon City
  4. Modeling Environmental Impact
  5. Environmental Planning Strategies
  6. Disaster Preparedness/ Reconstruction

THEME T: Transport/ Infrastructure/ Mobility

  1. Transportation and Urban Form
  2. Mobility and Behaviour
  3. Various Perspectives
  4. Alternative Mobilities

THEME C: Culture/ Conservation/ Tourism

  1. Conservation, Toursim and Everyday Life
  2. Traditional Values vs. modern Development
  3. Urban Regeneration and Culture/ Creativity
  4. Traditional Concepts of Space
  5. Regeneration and Everyday Spaces
  6. Industrial/ Natural Heritage and Tourism

Poster Presentation


    *Co-hosted with Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, the University of Tokyo

    Disaster Prevention and Reconstruction after major natural and manmade disasters

    As the catastrophic earthquake of March 11th 2011 has reminded us yet another time, the great Asian metropolises are highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. On the other hand, their rich cultural and natural heritage serves a potential foundation of their future development. This Symposium serves to share knowledge on how we can mitigate disaster in our cities and discuss experiences in reconstruction and regeneration after major natural disasters while simultaneously preserving the cultural and natural legacy. We encourage any kind of contribution, ranging from sophisticated technology driven approaches to common wisdom and low-tech strategies.

    We would also like to express our gratitude for the rich support and concern we received from you in the aftermath of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

    * We will be inviting leading experts, including who had experienced earthquake and tsunami in:

    • Jiji (Taiwan) in September, 1999
    • Sumatra (Indonesia) in December, 2004
    • Sichuan (China) in May, 2008
    • Tohoku (Japan) in May, 2011
    Coordinator: Takashi Onishi (Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * See Takashi Onishi Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Laretna T. Adishakti (Sita) (Lecturer and Coordinator of the Center for Heritage Conservation, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
    * See Laretna T. Adishakti (Sita) Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Alice Ru-Hwa Chiu (Secretary General, Institute for Historical Resources Management, Taiwan)
    * See Alice Ru-Hwa Chiu Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Mikiko Ishikawa (Professor of Environmental Design, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * See Mikiko Ishikawa Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Wan Xiaopeng (Director of Infrastructure Planning and Management Division and City Planning Division, Chengdu Planning Administrative Bureau, China)
    * See Wan Xiaopeng Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Robert B. Olshansky (Professor and Acting Head in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois, USA)
    * See Robert B. Olshansky Biography (PDF).


    You will have chances to experience following themes (tentative):

    Contemporary Community Design and Governance in Asian Cities

    In many Asian countries, with economic globalization and the rise of civil society, the governance structure of cities is dramatically changing, which in turn influences urban regeneration based on the communities. Particularly, various community based organizations and civil society organizations are expected to have much stronger role than before.

    This workshop aims to mutually share the experiences of community design and governance in Asian cities, including its historical evolution, current trends and discusses suggestion for a more sustainable urban regeneration in this 21st century. Furthermore, this workshop aims to establish an organizational platform for the continual discussion of the community design and governance among Asian cities.

    Coordinator: Tetsuo KIDOKORO (Associate Professor of Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * See Tetsuo KIDOKORO Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Yosuke HIRAYAMA (Professor of Housing and Urban Studies at the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University, Japan)
    * See Yosuke HIRAYAMA Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: HUANG, Li-ling (Assistant Professor at Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    * See HUANG, Li-ling Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Hideki KOIZUMI (Lecturer of Urban Planning, Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * See Hideki KOIZUMI Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Hamento KUSUMA-WIDJAJA (Director at Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Indonesia)
    * See Hamento KUSUMA-WIDJAJA Biography (PDF).

    Planning Education in Asian Plannig Schools

    Planning Education in the Planning Schools is our common interest in APSA. Therefore, we plan to hold a workshop on Planning Education in Asian Planning Schools and invite each APSA member school to illustrate their educational efforts and exchange the ideas of how to educate students in the fast growing economies.

    The panelists include professors from Seoul National University (Republic of Korea), Taiwan National University(Taiwan), Hong Kong University (China), Hanoi Architectural University (Vietnam), CEPT University (India), and University of Tokyo (Japan).

    Panelist: Mack Joong Choi (Professor at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
    * See Mack Joong Choi Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Chu-joe Hsia (Professor / Director, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    * See Chu-joe Hsia Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Utpal Sharma (Professor and Director at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), India)
    * See Utpal Sharma Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Nguyen To Lang (Associate Professor and Vice Rector, Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam)
    * See Nguyen To Lang Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Anthony G.O. Yeh (Chair Professor and Head of Department of Urban Planning and Design, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR)
    * See Anthony G.O. Yeh Biography (PDF).

    Panelist: Aya Kubota (Associate Professor of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
    * See Aya Kubota Biography (PDF).