The Rebuilding of Japan's Bombed Cities - A Comparative Analysis

Conference to be held at Bryn Mawr College, Carpenter Library, B 21
on Sunday, October 28th and Monday, October 29th

Receptions to follow.

OCTOBER 28th (1 pm - 5:30 pm) Carpenter Library B 21
October 29th (4:30- 6:30) Carpenter Library B 21

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome: Steven LEVINE (Bryn Mawr College)

Introduction: Carola HEIN (Bryn Mawr College)
1:30 - 3:00 pm Part I: The Setting for Rebuilding

Yorifusa ISHIDA (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Japanese City Planning, 1945-1955: Continuities and Change

David TUCKER (University of Minnesota)
Japanese Colonial City Planning and Postwar Reconstruction

Cherie WENDELKEN (Harvard University)
Architects and the Architecture and Aesthetics of Reconstruction

Discussant: Kaori KITAO (Swarthmore College)
3:20 -5:20 pm Part II CaseStudies

Norioki ISHIMARU (Hiroshima University)
The Reconstruction of Hiroshima: Planning, Design and Preservation

Shoji MATSUMOTO (Nagaoka University of Technology)
The Reconstruction of Nagaoka and its Influence on Urban Form

Takayuki IKEDA (University of the Ryukyus)
Rebuilding Okinawa and the Influence of the American Military Government

Discussants: Robert VENTURI/Denise SCOTT BROWN
(Venturi, Brown & Associates)

4:30- 6:30 pm Part III Comparative Studies

Jun'ichi HASEGAWA (Osaka University)
The Rebuilding of Osaka: Local Initiatives versus Centralized Planning

Carola HEIN (Bryn Mawr College)
Capital Reconstruction: Envisioning Tokyo and Berlin

Jeffry DIEFENDORF (University of New Hampshire), Carola HEIN (Bryn Mawr College)
War and Reconstruction in Japan and Europe

(University of Pennsylvania)

For more information please contact:

Carola Hein
Assistant Professor
Growth and Structure of Cities Program
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr,  PA 19010-2899
Tel: 1-610-626 5045 or 1-610-526 5334 (Sara Owens)
Fax: 1-610-625 7955

Link to conference poster