What is 'Sustainability'? - perspectives from Japan and Chile
Date / Time
November 8 (Fri.) 9:30-12:30
Room103, 1st Floor, Faculty of Communications, Campus Casa Central, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Since the Brundtland Report (1987) and Rio Declaration (1992) widely diffused the concept of 'sustainable development', the concept of 'sustainability' is gathering more attention from academics all over the world. Top-ranked universities including Harvard,UC Berkely, UT, and UNU have set the course for sustainable development or sustainability science and are attracting students from all over the world. Of course, the philosophy or approach towards 'sustainability' will differ from each country, culture, religion, or organization.
Having this situation in mind, this session looks to share and exchange views on "sustainability" from perspectives of Japan and Chile to widen and deepen our understandings on 'Sustainability'. Through the discussions between researchers from GPSS-GLI, UT (Japan) and U.Católica (Chile), we are aiming to develop mutual understanding and a structure for the cooperation for the future.
Overall MC: Dr. Toshinori Tanaka (UTokyo)
|9:30-9:45||Introduction-Invitation to the Sustainability Science : Professor Takashi Mino (University of Tokyo)|
|9:45-10:05||Keynote Lecture: Associate Professor Jonathan Barton (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
"Absolute versus Relative Sustainability: Implications for City-Region development"
|10:05-10:25||Keynote Lecture: Professor Keisuke Hanaki (University of Tokyo)
"Challenge of Sustainability in Japan"
MC: Prof. Takashi Mino
Panelist: Dr. Gonzalo Salazar (U.Católica), Dr. Toshinori Tanaka (UTokyo), Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Barton (U.Católica), Prof. Keisuke Hanaki (UTokyo)
|Mino Takashi||Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo|
|Keisuke Hanaki||Professor, School of Engineering, UTokyo|
|Toshinori Tanaka||Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo|
|Jonathan Barton||Associate Professor, U.Católica|
|Gonzalo Salazar||Assistant Professor, U.Católica|
|Jordan M. Harris||Adjunct Assistant Professor, U.Católica|