IAUD 2014

Start Date: 
Nov 11, 2014
End Date: 
Nov 13, 2014
Tokyo International Exchange Center

Glocalized Development for Universal Design

—Towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games—


1. Universal design for a glocal city

Considering universal design in the future through a review of infrastructure development and improvement of a future tourist city in preparation of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as well as UD concepts latent in Japanese culture such as sustainability, compassion for others and omotenashi hospitality in Edo culture.

2. Universal design in the promotion of industry

In addition to promoting UD innovation in products from Japan to the rest of the world, we will make efforts to share UD ideas with small to medium-size community-based enterprises and further promote and spread UD through cooperation with major corporations.

3. Universal design in emergencies

We will review from a UD perspective responses during emergencies to damages to urban functions and residences caused by disasters such as a large-scale earthquake directly underneath the capital or localized torrential rainfall in metropolitan Tokyo area, recovery activities during the Hanshin Awaji and the Great East Japan Earthquake, or events such as fires and power outages, etc.

Deadline for applications: July 18th

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