Course title
5M770200,7M1003001
Urban and Community Design

shinozaki michihiko

shimura hideaki

maeda hidetoshi
Course content
This course provides comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Japanese urban planning and design along with overviewing architecture and built environment of Japanese cities. Each class discusses theoretical and practical aspects of planning, zoning, and design making special reference to their relationships with urban changes and sustainable development. Major topics include zoning system, district planning and urban redevelopment and regeneration with history of architecture and urbanism. The course also examines comparative analysis of urban planning and design in selected countries in the world.
Purpose of class
To understand Japanese urban planning and design, and overview architecture and built environment of Japanese cities.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand Japanese urban planning and design

  2. To learn urban planning and design in selected countries in the world

  3. To understand the characteristics of Japanese urban planning and design in comparing with other countries

  4. To overview architecture and built environment of Japanese cities

  5. To review Japanese practice of urban design
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction, History of Japanese urban planning Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
2. Urban planning and land use system in Japan 1: Structure of urban planning system Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
3. Urban planning and land use system in Japan 2: Land use zones and Building Standard Law Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
4. Landscape Law and its application Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
5. What is Community Design and Machizukuri? Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
6. Beginning of Community design and Machizukuri Materials will be distributed in the class 180minutes
7. Case Study of Community Design 1 Collecting data for analysis in the study area 180minutes
8. Case Study of Community Design 2 Collecting data for analysis in the study area 180minutes
9. Proposal and Discussion of Community Design Preparing the report and the presentation 240minutes
10. Japanese architecture and built environment -1 Review related topics 180minutes
11. Japanese architecture and built environment -2 Review related topics 180minutes
12. Case study of urban design -1 Collect related information 180minutes
13. Case study of urban design -2 Collect related information 180minutes
14. Examination on presentation Prepare presentation 240minutes
Total. - - 2640minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Participation Presentation Total.
1. 10% 10% 20%
2. 10% 10% 20%
3. 10% 10% 20%
4. 10% 10% 20%
5. 10% 10% 20%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Each student is examined due to all coursework including reports and presentations with participation to class, which requires 60 in 100 points to pass.
Examination and evaluation take place every one-third semester as the class has three terms with four or five weeks.
Textbooks and reference materials
Textbooks and reference materials
Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement, Routledge
Prerequisites
Recommended readings
1. The Making of Urban Japan, Andre Sorensen, RoutledgeCurzon
2. Planning Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
3. Learning from Japanese City: Looking East in Urban Design, Barrie Shelton, Routledge
4. The Hidden Order: Tokyo Through the Twentieth Century, Yoshinobu Ashihara
5. The Aesthetic Townscape, Yoshinobu Ashihara
6. Nurturing Dreams: Collected Essays on Architecture and the City, Fumihiko Maki, MIT Press
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • By appointment
Regionally-oriented
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable Given by professors with town planning practice
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 17.PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Last modified : Sat Mar 21 13:47:06 JST 2020