Tokyo College Symposium: “Beyond Corona Crisis”②Life and Society
|Date(s)||Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10:00-11:30 am|
Tokyo College YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKhmCBHKIj0)
|Language||Japanese language only|
Life and Society is one of the six themes we have set to consider in thinking about the “Corona Crisis” and the future world. Experts from the discipline will discuss this theme in a round table.
Just as modern urban planning in 19th century Western Europe was born against a background of the deterioration of sanitary conditions brought about by the rapid concentration of populations in urban areas led by the industrial revolution, and efforts to improve such conditions, the history of urban civilization has also been the history of improving public health, including measures to prevent infectious disease. The current spread of the novel coronavirus, however, is occurring in a completely different context—particularly in Japan, where it has not been brought about by poor sanitation, where society is in a state of population aging and decline, and where digital technology including IT is advanced and widespread—and it is on the basis of this context that we must consider countermeasures and prospects for the future. In this session, we will look forward at life and society in Japan with-/post-coronavirus, keeping these issues in mind, from perspectives such as public policy, architecture, urban planning, and sanitary engineering.
Coordinator: Makoto Yokohari（Professor of School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo）
|Organized by||Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo|