20 May 2017

The Amsterdam+Tokyo Symposium started on 23 May, with a guided tour of Fumihiko Maki's Daikanyama Hillside project and an inspired lecture by the doyen of Japanese architecture. The programme continued on 24 May, with a day full of presentations and discussions (above).
co+labo radović co+labo organised Amsterdam+Tokyo Symposium on smart(er) urbanisation
On 24 May at Keio Hiyoshi Campus, Raiosha Centre  co+labo hosted International Amsterdam+Tokyo Symposium: smart(er) urban development, strategic and tactical responses to the pressures of globalisation. 
The Symposium was opened by Professor Kohei Itoh, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. It brough together an interdisciplinary group of experts, with invited presentations by academics and practitioners from Amsterdam (the City of Amsterdam Department of Planning and Sustainability - Mirjana Milanović, Pieter Klomp,  Paul Chorus; University of Amsterdam - Zef Hemel) and Tokyo (Urban Renaissance Agency - Hirokazu Ishiwatari, Keio - Darko Radović, Hiroto Kobayashi; Tokyo - Kengo Kuma; Meiji - Davisi Boontharm; Hosei University - Hidenobu Jinnai; Japan Research Institute - Yoshitaka Oshima; Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne - Jane Homewood; full list at the flyer, below) and a number of invited discussants. The main aim was to exchange information about current trends and advance thinking about the future of cities in the age of rapid globalisation. The exchange of experiences in dealing with challenges of growth and densification will be valuable for both cities, as it has the potential for diverse generalizations and broader contribution towards smarter, environmentally and culturally sustainable development.
The themes tabled through presentations and discussion of the past, present and future projects included
future (of) cities,
smart[er] cities, smart[er] communities), to
top-down, macro, strategic+bottom-up,micro tactical responses to globalisation
quality of urban life and densification
urban density and intensity
urban regulation
top-down, bottom-up and practices in between
future of public realm/public space
residential highrise boom
… all the way to the broadest issues linked to globalisation and opportunities to learn from cultural difference.

A parallel poster session presented and offered to discussion the latest in PhD and PostDoctoral Research projects by Marco Capitanio, Alice Covatta, Ivan Filipović, Sano Satoshi, Vuk Radović (Keio SFC), Ana Beretić (University of Sassari)  and Ana Medina (EPT+co+labo Madrid).