IPHS 2018 Yokohama Conference Program

July 15-19, 2018, in Yokohama, Japan
Main venue: Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack’s Tower)

Panel Program

Information about research presentations, round tables and book talk

Click the image to open “The final program” (date & hour, room, title and author’s name).


Click the image to open “Overall Timetable” (Panel number, Hours and Room). 

Social Program & Exhibition

Information about reception, evening tours, conference dinner, excursions and exhibitions


Schedule during the Conference

Sunday 15 July

13:00-16:00 Pre-forum on planning history of Yokohama for local people (in Japanese)(Yokohama Port Opening Hall)
16:30-21:00 IPHS council meeting and dinner (closed)

Monday 16 July *national holiday

9:00-18:00 Registration open
9:30-11:00 Conference Opening and Keynote Lectures (Yokohama Port Opening Hall)

Keynote Speech KS1
“History of Yokohama and its planning”
Nobuharu SUZUKI
Professor, College of International Ar ts & Science, Yokohama City University

Keynote Speech KS2
“Connections and Identities of Planning History of Japan: Looking into World History of Planning”
Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University

11:15-17:45 Parallel Panels including Lunch Break and Coffee Breaks
18:30-20:00 Conference Reception (Yokohama Creative Center)

Tuesday 17 July

9:00-18:00 Registration open
9:15-11:00 Parallel Panels including Coffee Break
11:15-13:00 Parallel Panels including Coffee Break
13:00-14:45 Business meeting
13:45-14:45 Book Talk (Room 9)
14:45-16:30 Parallel Panels including Coffee Break
16:45-17:30 Keynote Speech KS3
“Socio-cultural background of city form in Japan”
Yukio NISHIMURA, Professor, Kobe Design University
17:30-19:00 Evening Tour (optional)

Wednesday 18 July

9:00-18:00 Registration open
9:15-15:45 Parallel Panels including Lunch Break and Coffee Breaks
16:00-16:50 Gordon E. Cherry Memorial Lecture ML1
“Cities and Plans”
Dirk Schubert
President of the International Planning History Society,
Professor Emeritus for Urban Planning, Comparative Planning History, Housing and Urban Renewal at the HafenCity University Hamburg.
17:05-18:00 Closing Remarks and Prize Awards Ceremony
19:00-21:30 Conference Dinner (Hotel New Grand, additional costs)

Thursday 19 July

8:00-18:00 Excursion (additional costs)


  • Lunches for 16th and 18th July are included in the conference fee and meal coupons will be provided at the registration desk.
  • Evening tours on 17th, Conference dinner on 18th and Excursions on 19th are optional and need additional costs.