As part of the activities of the Specialized Section on City Development, Hokkaido University hosted on February 16, 2018, a seminar entitled “Seminar and Discussion Session regarding City Development: Energy-saving Technologies for Cold Regions.”
At the seminar, Professor Tsuyoshi Setoguchi of Hokkaido University’s Faculty of Engineering gave a lecture entitled “Planning Public Facilities in a City with Cold, Snowy Winters,” outlining a redevelopment project he undertook in the Wakkanai Station area. Other lectures included “Environmentally Friendly Northern Houses” (by Associate Professor Taro Mori of the Faculty of Engineering), “Waste Disposal and Energy Use” (by Associate Professor Kazuei Ishii of the Faculty of Engineering) and “Greenhouses for Cold Regions and Smart Agriculture” (by Associate Professor Takashi Suzuki of the Research Faculty of Agriculture).
The seminar attracted representatives of many companies interested in exploring business possibilities between Japan and Russia, as well as university faculty members and students from both countries. It was well received, as shown by questionnaire comments such as “I cannot wait to see these technologies introduced in Russia.”