The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network
Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy/University of Hyogo,
September 11-14, 2010
The Pacific Rim Community Design Network returned to Japan more than ten years after the conference in Saitama in 1999. The theme of the 2010 conference was “Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Landscapes.” Using the exquisite setting of Awaji Landscape Planning & Horticulture Academy /the University of Hyogo on the island of Awajishima near Kobe, Japan, the conference examined the connections between the sustainability of local communities and the broader environment in the face of globalization. We invited papers and case studies that examined and compared movements across geographic locations that sought to sustain and improve the conditions of local communities and identities through place-based efforts and activism.
The 4-day event consisted of an all-day open symposium/workshop featuring demonstrations, exhibitions, and poster sessions with citizens, non-profit organizations, and professionals, a day of paper presentations and discussion, and a one-day tour of the landscape and community design activities on Awajishima.
Corresponding person: Leiko Toyoda
Conference Coordinator: Mayumi Hayashi
Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Communities: Proceedings of the 7th Pacific Rim Community Design Network Conference, Awaji, Japan, 2010
Edited by Mayumi Hayashi and Leiko Toyoda
Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy (March 2011 – ISBN 978-4-9905789-0-9)
Hua-Sun CHANG – A New Hope for Post-Disaster Rehabilitation?
Hui-lin CHAO – Women’s roles in the Planning of the Amis tribe at Xizhou
Riela Provi DRIANDA – Toward Safer and More Playful Neighborhoods For Children
Yasuhiro ENDOH – Study on Sustainable and Futurable Community Design
Naoki HASEGAWA – The Situation of Community Parks Use in Beijing
Mayumi HAYASHI – Biodiversity and Community Design in Hyogo Prefecture
Chu-joe HSIA – The Political Processes of Xizhou
Shu-Mei HUANG – Unsettling “civic participation” in Post-Handover Hong Kong
Yu-Ting KUO – Four Communities, Five Factors
Sawako ONO – Natural Farming for City Dwellers
Dickella Gamaralalage Jagath PREMAKUMARA –The Urban Poor as Agents of Development: Revisiting Community Action Planning in Sri Lanka (Japanese Version)
Hisashi SHIBATA – Participatory and Ecological Design of Medaka Spring Park
Sara Rose TANNENBAUM – Revealing the “Heart and Soul” of Diverse Suburbs through Community Participation
Ching-fen YANG – School Historic Buildings as Pedagogical Tools