Historic Preservation Podcast #36: Saburo Horikawa on the Preservation Movement in Otaru, Japan




Anna Gasha, Doctoral Student in Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with Saburo Horikawa, professor of sociology at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan.

Saburo Horikawa received his Ph.D. in sociology from Keio University in Tokyo. In 2018, his thirty-three years of fieldwork in Otaru, Japan culminated in the publication of Machinami Hozon Undō no Ronri to Kiketsu from the University of Tokyo Press, which has won three major academic awards, including the City Planning Institute of Japan’s highly distinguished “Ishikawa Prize.” The English version of this book, Why Place Matters, was published in 2021 by Springer. Dr. Horikawa has lectured at such institutions as Harvard, SUNY Stony Brook, and the Sainsbury Institute in England and is currently an Associate in Research at the Reischauer Institute, Harvard, and a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University in China. He is now working on a book project titled “Place, Preservation and Politics: A U.S.-Japan Comparison.”


Source by Columbia GSAPP

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