Session Number:S-07

Revitalization of Polluted cities

Presentation Group : Research group for Environmental economics policy

Presentation Group Representative : Keisuke Uehara (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)

20 FRI
12:20 - 13:50 Tokyo Midtown Tower 4F Conference room7

In the process of economic growth, pollution has occurred in many cities. In these cities, many peoples suffered from health damage. In addition, the bad reputation of cities that have been recognized as polluted lingers even after the pollution issues have been resolved. In this session, we have invited a speaker from Pittsburgh, USA, which had an air pollution problem and succeeded in revitalizing itself after the resolution of the pollution problems. We will also discuss what we can do to revitalize polluted cities with the mayor of Minamata.


James Thompson

Deputy Director, Environmental Health for the Allegheny County Health Department

Hiroshi Nishida

Mayor, Minamata City (Kumamoto)

Toru Takebayashi

Dean, Graduate School of Health Management / Professor, School of Medicine

Hikaru Kobayashi

Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance

Keisuke Uehara

Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

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