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Innovative City Forum(ICF)Urban Strategy Session

Innovative City Forum(ICF)Urban Strategy Session

In cooperation with the Mori Art Museum and Academyhills, the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies acts as co-host for the Innovative City Forum (ICF) in Tokyo. Under the thematic question of “how will we be living in 20 years?”, this annual international forum aims to bring together a diverse array of international speakers to discuss and share their personal visions for the future of our cities. The following articles are some of the highlights from preliminary seminars and forums.

ICF 2019

ICF 2019

In 2019, we have held 3 pre-seminars, and have held a seminar which the theme was about how would our balance of "work" and "living" change in the future by using the latest technnologies.

Preliminary Seminars―Part 1
May 21, 2019
"Streetfight: If you can change the streets, you can change the world"
Streetfight: If you can change the streets, you can change the world
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa, Janette Sadik-Khan
Hiroo Ichikawa
Janette Sadik-Khan
Preliminary Seminars―Part 2
September 4, 2019
“London & UK: Strengthening ties between capital and regional cities”
London & UK: Strengthening ties between capital and regional cities
Presenter
Richard Brown, Shogo Kudo
Richard Brown
Shogo Kudo
Preliminary Seminars―Part 3
September 4, 2019
“Beyond 2020: Tracing the path of London’s Olympic Legacy”
Beyond 2020: Tracing the path of London’s Olympic Legacy
Presenter
Richard Brown, Kazuya Yamazaki
Richard Brown
Kazuya Yamazaki
Innovative City Forum 2019
November, 20, 2019
Tokyo 2035 - Radiant World City:
What Will People Want from the Urban Spaces of the Future?
Tokyo 2035 - Radiant World City:What Will People Want from the Urban Spaces of the Future?
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa, Masaki Hamura, Kazuhiro Obara, Masami Takahashi
Hiroo Ichikawa
Masaki Hamura
Kazuhiro Obara
Masami Takahashi

ICF 2018

ICF 2018

In 2018, a session was held under the theme of how, in an increasingly globalizing world, could a city like Tokyo strengthen its own identity by leveraging its past to encourage uniqueness and attractiveness. Titled “Tokyo’s Future Identity: Leveraging the Past to Craft the Future”, the symposium tackled these challenges through open discussion from multiple perspectives including urban history, architecture, urban development, materials & design, and urban tourism among others.

Preliminary Seminars―Part 1
July 3, 2018
Considering Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of architecture and urban history
Considering Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of architecture and urban history
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa,Ryo Kuroda,Takeshi Ito
Hiroo Ichikawa
Ryo Kuroda
Takeshi Ito
Preliminary Seminars―Part 2
July 30, 2018
Considering the inheritance of Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of material and design
Considering the inheritance of Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of material and design
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa,Rie Azuma,Tomoyuki Sakakida,Akari-Lisa Ishii
Hiroo Ichikawa
Rie Azuma
Tomoyuki Sakakida
Akari-Lisa Ishii
Preliminary Seminars―Part 3
August 27, 2018
Considering the diversity of Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of urban area development
Considering the diversity of Tokyo’s identity from the perspective of urban area development
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa,Toshiyuki Inoue,Shohei Shinhara,Masafumi Ota,Hiroyasu Mikuriya
Hiroo Ichikawa
Toshiyuki Inoue
Shohei Shinhara
Masafumi Ota
Hiroyasu Mikuriya
Innovative City Forum 2018
October, 18, 2018
Tokyo's Future Identity: Leveraging the Past to Craft the Future
Urban Strategy Session Tokyo's Future Identity: Leveraging the Past to Craft the Future
Presenter
Heizo Takenaka,David Atkinson,Takeshi Ito,Ryo Kuroda,Rie Azuma,Hiroo Ichikawa
Heizo Takenaka
David Atkinson
Takeshi Ito
Ryo Kuroda
Rie Azuma
Hiroo Ichikawa

ICF 2017

ICF 2017

On 13 October 2017, the Institute held its GPCI 10th-Year Anniversary: Urban Strategy Symposium titled “TOKYO 2035: Enhancing a Radiant World City” and presented a “Vision” and “Strategy” for improving Tokyo’s comprehensive power while retaining its own unique identity. The following section sums up some of the highlights of this symposium.

Urban Development Session 1
October 13, 2017
TOKYO 2035-VISION-
TOKYO 2035-VISION-
Presenter
Saskia Sassen,Richard Bender,Allen J. Scott,Peter Nijkamp,Hiroo Ichikawa,Heizo Takenaka
Saskia Sassen
Richard Bender
Allen J. Scott
Peter Nijkamp
Hiroo Ichikawa
Heizo Takenaka
Urban Development Session 2
October 13, 2017
TOKYO 2035 -STRATEGY-
TOKYO 2035 -STRATEGY-
Presenter
Saskia Sassen,Richard Bender,Allen J. Scott,Peter Nijkamp,Hiroo Ichikawa,Heizo Takenaka
Saskia Sassen
Richard Bender
Allen J. Scott
Peter Nijkamp
Hiroo Ichikawa
Heizo Takenaka

ICF 2016

ICF 2016

In the Innovative City Forum 2016 held in October 2016, 4 breakout sessions were conducted involving participants discussing the topics of Future Living, Future Work, Future Mobility, and Future Entertainment, as well as the lifestyles of people living in Tokyo 20 years into the future (2035).

Opening Session
October 20, 2016
Future Tokyo Sessions : TOKYO 2035
Future Tokyo Sessions : TOKYO 2035
Presenter
Heizo Takenaka, Hiroo Ichikawa, Naoki Adachi, Izumi Okoshi, Koji Koizumi
Heizo Takenaka
Hiroo Ichikawa
Naoki Adachi
Izumi Okoshi
Koji Koizumi
Future Living
October 20, 2016
With whom, where, and how will people live? -Designing a technology-imbued home representing a diversity of values-
With whom, where, and how will people live?
Presenter
Naoki Adachi, Hiroaki Katayama, Keisuke Ichihara, Yukihiro Maru
Naoki Adachi
Hiroaki Katayama
Keisuke Ichihara
Yukihiro Maru
Future Work
October 20, 2016
Why, where, and how will people work? -Designing a style of work interconnected with technology-
Why, where, and how will people work?
Presenter
Izumi Okoshi, Koichiro Yoshida, Akiyuki Minami, Tatsuyuki Negoro
Izumi Okoshi
Koichiro Yoshida
Akiyuki Minami
Tatsuyuki Negoro
Future Mobility
October 20, 2016
Why and how will people move around? -Designing forms and ideals of mobility transformed by technology-
Why and how will people move around?
Presenter
Koji Koizumi, Tsuguo Nobe, Genki Kanaya, Hisashi Taniguchi
Koji Koizumi
Tsuguo Nobe
Genki Kanaya
Hisashi Taniguchi
Future Entertainment
October 20, 2016
Why, where, and how will people be entertained? -Designing outdoor spaces reformed through technology and biodiversity-
Why, where, and how will people be entertained?
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa, Hiroaki Kitano, Michitaka Hirose, Hideki Kasai
Hiroo Ichikawa
Hiroaki Kitano
Michitaka Hirose
Hideki Kasai
Wrap-up Session
October 20, 2016
Future Tokyo Sessions : TOKYO 2035
Future Tokyo Sessions : TOKYO 2035
Presenter
Heizo Takenaka, Hiroo Ichikawa, Naoki Adachi, Izumi Okoshi, Koji Koizumi
Heizo Takenaka
Hiroo Ichikawa
Naoki Adachi
Izumi Okoshi
Koji Koizumi

ICF 2015

ICF 2015

In the Innovative City Forum 2015 held in October 2015, two sessions on urban developments invited six distinguished speakers to participate in a discussion on the issues of urban identity in globalization and the relationship between urban development and area management. This section sums up some of the highlights of these sessions.

Urban Development Session 1
October 15, 2015
Tokyo: Urban Identity in Globalization
Tokyo: Urban Identity in Globalization
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa,Sharon Zukin,David Malott,Shunya Yoshimi
Hiroo Ichikawa
Sharon Zukin
David Malott
Shunya Yoshimi
Urban Development Session 2
October 15, 2015
Urban Development × Area Management:
Experts from London and New York offer Tokyo insights on city creation
Urban Development × Area Management
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa,Ricky Burdett,Tim Tompkins,Michael Kimmelman
Hiroo Ichikawa
Ricky Burdett
Tim Tompkins
Michael Kimmelman

ICF 2014

ICF 2014

In the midst of the worldwide intercity competition, the global cities are dynamically transforming themselves: innovations in zoning, architecture, and mobility are being constantly introduced to redesign the existing urban landscapes, reflecting new definitions of prosperity and livability. Exactly how will global cities look 10 years from now? In this session, the speakers will illustrate the specific urban projects and policies in their respective cities and discuss the visions of global cities in 2025.

Innovative City Forum 2014
October 9, 2014
Envisioning Global Cities 2025 :
New Definitions of Prosperity and Livability
Urban Strategy Session Envisioning Global Cities 2025 : New Definitions of Prosperity and Livability
Presenter
Peter Bishop,Vishaan Chakrabarti,Dominique Perrault,Hiroo Ichikawa
Peter Bishop
Vishaan Chakrabarti
Dominique Perrault
Hiroo Ichikawa

ICF 2013

ICF 2013

With the enlargement of the city, the creation of future urban centers becomes an important issue for mega cities all over the world. What will invigorate city centers in the future from the perspectives of government, business, and academia? We invited leading experts from Asia who has been engaged in revitalization of urban center and explores the key points to strengthen urban center to revitalize a city by introducing the role of urban center and also approach by private sector.

Innovative City Forum 2013
October 16, 2013
The Strategy for Creating Urban Centers― Strengthening urban center to revitalize a city
The Strategy for Creating Urban Centers― Strengthening urban center to revitalize a city
Presenter
Hiroo Ichikawa, Choe Sang-Chuel, Liu Thai-Ker, Shingo Tsuji
Hiroo Ichikawa
Choe Sang-Chuel
Liu Thai-Ker
Shingo Tsuji