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[Lunchtime Lecture] Cities of China in Rapid Transition:Trends of City Reformation, Shenyang, Dalian, and Dujiangyan


[An edited version of this lecture is available in the IHJ Bulletin, Vol.31, No.1, 2011.]

  • Lecturer: Ishikawa Mikiko
  • (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo)
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12:15 – 1:30 pm
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ Members: Free)
  • *Lunch is NOT included.
  • Language: Japanese (no English translation provided)

China is facing a rapid economic growth, and not only in big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but remarkable developments have spread out all over China. How has the landscape of Chinese cities changed in recent years with or as a result of economic development? With what kind of vision are these cities striving to change further? By introducing the cases of local cities undergoing rapid change in urban environment and design, such as Shenyang, Dalian, and Dujiangyan recovering from the Sichuan Earthquake, Prof. Mikiko Ishikawa, a leading specialist in urban environmental planning, will delineate current China, its agenda and its future.

Ishikawa Mikiko:

Ishikawa MikikoPh.D. in Agriculture, University of Tokyo; MA in Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Has been involved in water and greenery plans for some 200 municipalities in Japan, including the renewal design of Shinjuku Gyoen and “Green and Water Corridor in Kakamigahara City (the Prime Minister Award of Japan 2005).” The recipient of numerous awards such as the first award of the International Landscape Competition of the Regeneration of the Hun River in Shenyang (2007). Major books include City and Green Space (Iwanami Shoten 2001).