2010 Awajishima, Japan

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 personLeiko Toyoda

Conference Coordinator: Mayumi Hayashi

Host Organization: Awaji Landscape Planning and Horticulture Academy (ALPHA)/University of Hyogo

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)


Hyun-Chan AHNInstitutionalizing Ma-eul-man-deul-gi for a Sustainable Community through the Urban Landscape Agreements

Hua-Sun CHANG – A New Hope for Post-Disaster Rehabilitation?

Shenglin Elijah CHANG – Fighting for Green in Crowded Urban Neighborhoods: A Participatory Design Case of Park No. 4 in YungHo City, Taipei County (Chinese Version)

Hui-lin CHAO – Women’s roles in the Planning of the Amis tribe at Xizhou

Sibyl DIVER – Participatory mapping for eco-cultural restoration on Xaxli’p Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada

Riela Provi DRIANDA Toward Safer and More Playful Neighborhoods For Children

Yasuhiro ENDOHStudy 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

Randolph T. HESTERGeometry and Activist Ecology (Japanese Version)

Chu-joe HSIA – The Political Processes of Xizhou

Shu-Mei HUANGUnsettling “civic participation” in Post-Handover Hong Kong

Isami KINOSHITA – About Identity and Sustainability of Area Management for Urban Regeneration Project at Industrial Site ~ from the cases of Japan and Switzerland (Japanese Version)

Ikuo KOBAYASHI – Machizukuri (Community Development) Organization for Reconstructing Kobe

Kazumi KUDOH Preservation Problem of Irrigation Ponds in Urban District (Japanese Version)

Sam Po-Sheng KUO – Let Tourism Development fit into Local Context: Sustainability in the Place-changing Process (Chinese Version)

Yu-Ting KUO – Four Communities, Five Factors

Yi-Pei LIAO – Participatory Planning in China: A Case Study of Lu-jia Village in Guilin

Chen-Yu LIEN –  Design both Landscape and Managing Programs: A Case Study of Creating Sustainable Landscape with Local People and NGOs in Taipei (Chinese Version)

Elizabeth MALY – University Collaboration in Community Based Post-Earthquake Recovery; the case of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Namiko MINAIImprovement of Consciousness for Living Environment through Agricultural Projects

Isao NAKASE – Realizing community design that is in harmony with nature – Tamba Forest Plan case study

Ardhya NARESWARI – Changes on Housing Layout: One Impact of Post Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Process in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sawako ONO – Natural Farming for City Dwellers

Dickella Gamaralalage Jagath PREMAKUMARAThe Urban Poor as Agents of Development: Revisiting Community Action Planning in Sri Lanka (Japanese Version)

Mutiara SARI – Community Garden in Neighborhood Park Planning: Assessing its Possibility in Jakarta City, Indonesia

Yao SHEN – Study on the Playing Spatial Resource in Open Space of High-rise Residence Community (Chinese Version)

Hisashi SHIBATA – Participatory and Ecological Design of Medaka Spring Park

Kin Wai Michael SIU – Social Inclusion in the Urban Landscape: A Case Study of Blind People Participating in Research on Tactile Guide Path Design in China

Sophia SO – The Cultural Changes of Privatization: A Case Study of the Link REIT in Hong Kong

Toshimitsu TACHIBANAAnalysis and Challenges of Park Management Councils Of Hyogo Prefectural Parks In Community Participation and Collaboration (Japanese Version)

Masato TANAKA – The Realities and Background of the Moving of Residents by the Collective Relocation Project after the Niigata Ken Chuetsu Earthquake (Japanese Version)

Takahiro TANAKA – Trials of Participatory Community Environmental Mapping in the Neighborhoods

Sara Rose TANNENBAUM – Revealing the “Heart and Soul” of Diverse Suburbs through Community Participation

Jin-Yung WU – Study on sustainable and futurable community design: The Participatory planning and design as the re-territorialization process of Xizhou settlement

Ching-fen YANG – School Historic Buildings as Pedagogical Tools