Social Program & Exhibition

NOTE: The organising committee has closed the online registration at 17:00 on July 15th. Colleagues are able to register for these programs at the registration desk during the conference. The registration desk will accept only cash. (July 15th)

Reception (July 16th, 18:30-20:00)

The reception party will be held on the first day of panel sessions, July 16th, at Yokohama Creative City Center (YCC). Reception party fee is included in “Standard fee”, “Reduced fee” and “Accompanying person fee” of the conference registration.

Beside the venue of the reception, there is a panel exhibition entitled “Planning and Heritage: Yokohama’s Urban Planning History and its Legacy”. UR (Urban Renaissance Agency) is also holding an exhibition about its history for 60 years.

Yokohama Creative City Center (YCC) (C)Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau

The fee for the reception party is included in the registration fee.

Evening Tour (July 17th, 17:30-19:00)

How do you spend the evening hours on the 2nd day of panel sessions? We offer four courses of “Evening Tour” on July 17th that visit curious districts in the central area of Yokohama accompanied by local specialists. Each tour starts after the keynote lecture and ends by the dinner time.

*Additional cost is required for participation

  • 01. Downtown Urban Design Tour
  • 02. Water Front Tour
  • 03. Minato Mirai 21 Tour
  • 04. Downtown & Creative Neighborhood Tour

Conference Dinner (July 18th, 19:00-21:30)

At the finale of the conference, we would like to invite the conference attendees to the conference dinner. The conference dinner will be held on July 18th evening, at Hotel New Grand that personifies the history of Yokohama, accompanied by a show in Japanese traditional style.

*Additional cost is required for participation

(C)Hotel New Grand

Excursion (July 19th)

Why don’t you go out after the conference to get in touch with the planning heritages around Yokohama and Tokyo? The organising committee offers three impressive courses of excursion on July 19th. These tours will be guided by local or academic experts. The excursions requires additional costs.

  1. Newtown development in Yokohama suburban area
  2. Kagurazaka and Yanaka: Historic and Vibrant Urban Neighborhoods in Tokyo
  3. Olympic Legacy and Imperial Gardens in Tokyo

*Sketch exhibition and panel exhibition in YCC are free for all visitors.


Sketch Exhibition: From Architectural Ethnography to Planning (July 16-18)

This exhibition features the achievements of two architects, Kon Wajiro (1888‒1973) and Nishiyama Uzō (1911‒1994). Both worked outside of the prevalent architectural trends of the first half of the twentieth century.

Panel Exhibition: Planning and Heritage: Yokohama’s Urban Planning History and its Legacy

Organised by Yokohama Heritage and collaborating with IPHS Yokohama Conference, this exhibition looks back the urban planning history of the city and examines the legacy focusing on the links between urban planning of Yokohama, Japan, and overseas.