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Symposium (open to public)

Traffic Safety from a Comparative Culture Perspective

The nature of civic life, the characteristics of individual behavior, and the quality of the societies these collectively form are thought to be greatly influenced by their geographical conditions, climate, and cultural context including philosophy, religion, and sense of ethics. On the subject of transportation, too, such general regional or cultural context may lead to differences in traffic culture such as different trends in the factors that lead to traffic accidents or the degree of social tolerance for traffic congestion.

Accordingly, it is important that effective technologies and policies for improving traffic safety also fully take geographical and cultural into account. We hope this symposium will uncover effective ways of thinking that contribute to improving regionally- specific traffic safety by understanding regional and cultural differences from a comparative culture perspective and from various points of view, with a consideration of their relationship to United Nations SDGs.

 


Opening Address Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Japan)
Overview of Objective Takashi Oguchi (Japan)
Keynote Address + Panelist
Terunobu Fujimori (Japan)
Panelist Ali Huzayyin (Egypt)
Panelist Nhan Tran (United States)
Moderator Mitsuru Sano (Japan)
   
Timetable 13:00 Doors Open
  13:30 - 13:35 Opening Address
  13:35 - 13:40 Overview of Objective
  13:40 - 14:25 Keynote Address
  14:25 - 14:50 Break
  14:50 - 16:30 Panel Discussion
  16:30 - 16:35 Closing Address

Opening Address

 

Objective Description

 

Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Japan)

IATSS President
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Project Professor, the University of Tokyo

 

Takashi Oguchi (Japan)

IATSS Member/Chairman, International Forum Committee
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

Keynote Address + Panelist

 

Terunobu Fujimori (Japan)

Architectural historian / Architect

•Profile
Born in 1946 in Nagano. Graduated from Tohoku University architectural dept., and received PhD of engineering from the University of Tokyo.After experienced professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo and professor of Kogakuin University successively, appointed to present positions, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, research professor of Kogakuin University and managing director of Edo-Tokyo Museum.Major field of research is architectural history.
Numerous publications on architectural history and architect activities include Isozaki and Fujimori talk on Modernism architecture (Rikuyo-sha, 2016), Starting Points of House Architecture Hearst Fujingaho-sha, 2017), Fujimori detects world architecture (Economic Research Association, 2018). Among many built works of museums, houses and teahouses, recent works are "Grass Roof" at Omi-hachiman City (2015), La Collina Taneya shop, and "Mosaic Tile Museum" at Tajimi
City (2016).

Panelist

Ali Huzayyin (Egypt)

•Profile
Prof. Em., Transport/Traffic Eng. & Planning, Fac. of Eng.,Director Transportation Prog. DRTPC, EiC, JEAS, founder Transport/Traffic Lab and International Transport Safety Masters, Cairo University.
Holds 3 State Awards in Eng. & Transport Sciences. Chair; Professors' Promotion Committee in Public Works Eng. 1st VP CODATU; Member: STC WCTRS & International Cooperation Committee TRB. Chaired/joined; some UN/WB advisory committees. PI/Senior Expert 60+ Research/ Consulting projects in transport planning, traffic management, policy, safety, environment, transit planning, NMT, etc., many in cooperation with international institutions.
(His photo has been withheld at his request.)


 

Nhan Tran (United States)

•Profile
Dr Tran joined WHO in 2011. For the last 6 years, he was the Manager of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research where he led the development of guidance and initiatives to strengthen health systems through the implementation of proven effective interventions. Since October 2017 Dr Tran is the Coordinator of the Unintentional Injury Prevention Team (UIP) within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI). He co-ordinates work in the areas of unintentional injury prevention focused mainly on road safety, injury surveillance/ surveys and alcohol and drug-related injuries.


Moderator

 

Mitsuru Sano (Japan)

IATSS Counsellor

•Profile
Born in 1951. Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nihon University. Director of the Japan Society of Fujiology. Director of the Institute for Public Policy in Kanagawa Prefecture. Chairman of the Japan-China Regionology Research Center. Geographic scholar in the field of urban culture and regional environments.IATSS Counsellor Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology,
In these capacities, Professor Sano actively promotes optimum use of regional resources, region autonomy and town-planning, region revitalization and tourism promotion, the formation of sustainable regional societies in a time of population decrease, and research and proposals for the recognition and creation of a traffic-safety culture.
Written works: Climate and Disaster in Japan, Urbanization-Present and Future, Tourism, Environment and Sustainability (joint author), Mt. Fuji Encyclopedia (supervisor).

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