Aging of high-rise houses and the decline of cities

First workshop announced for Japan-UK joint programme! To register your interest in attending please contact Professor Yoshimichi Yui

[ May 14th]

13:00-16:00 Excursion in Motomachi

         Guide: Hiroshima City, Urban Development Bureau staff

        Meeting Point: Motomachi Nursery School (20-5 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima)

[May 15th]

10:00-12:00  Workshop 1 “Aging in city”

Meeting Place: Satellite Campus Hiroshima (Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center)

                        1-5-3 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima City   tel: 082-245-2311


Brian Webb (Cardiff University): Towards a research agenda for ageing high-rise neighbourhoods

Yoshimichi Yui and Yaqina Tong (Hiroshima University) : Housing trap in public houses in Japan: aging and diversification.

Shuang Wang and Sayaka Fujii (University of Tsukuba) : Challenges of public housing in Japan: Aging and increase of foreign residents

Taro Hirai (Hirosaki University): Beyond the Aging of Owners of Condominium in Japan : possibilities and limits of Ostrom’s scheme

13:30-15:30 Workshop 2 “Shrinking city”

Guest speakers

Norioki Ishimaru (Former professor, Hiroshima University): The process of redevelopment project in Motomachi

Sophie Buhnik (French research institute on Japan (CNRS-MoFA)): Shrinking Cities Finally on the Agenda? About the recent implementation of revitalization policies for mid-size cities in France


Maxwell Hartt (Cardiff University): Is there such a thing as a prosperous shrinking city? Exploring depopulation, prosperity and quality of life in US cities

Akihiko Osawa (Takasaki City University of Economic): The history of cultural landscape preservation in the world heritage site around Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome