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    FUTI ONLINE DIALOGUE SERIES: "Learning from Covid19: New York and Tokyo"

    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ETOnline

    Friends of UTokyo (FUTI) is pleased to present an online dialogue between Prof. Peter J. Macotullio (Director, Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College; UTokyo professor, 2001-2006) and Dr. Geeta Mehta (Adjunct Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University; UTokyo, PhD). Together they have several decades of experience about global cities in America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

    This is the inaugural talk in a series created to bring together UTokyo international alumni in the US and others interested in FUTI’s work.


    Covid19 infection and death rates have been very different in New York and Tokyo, the two mega-cities with among the highest densities in the world. While the two cities are not lacking in financial capital, could social capital be the reason for such different outcomes? The speakers will present their research and analysis of the possible answers to this and show how social capital is the essential wealth of communities in not only preparing for future health or climate shocks, but also in addressing the ongoing issues of social inequity and social justice.

    Date/Time July 29, 2020, Wednesday, 8pm-9.30pm (EDST-USA)

    Format Zoom invite will be sent to people who RSVP

    Language English

    RSVP Required. Please RSVP by Monday, July 27, using the online registration form. Or email to satsukiamerika [at] with 1) your name, 2) email address, 3) major and year of graduation at Tokyo, 4) current affiliation, and 5) questions for the presenters. [If you would like more information about ways to become involved in FUTI, please indicate so.]

    Organizer Friends of UTokyo

    Co-sponsor Satsuki-kai America

    Photos Photos taken during the session may be used in FUTI’s online and offline publications. Please inform the organizer prior to the lecture if you do not wish to be included in the photos.