2018 Exercise on Civil and Environmental Planning

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Academic unit or major
Civil Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yoshimura Chihiro  Nakamura Takashi  Kanae Shinjiro  Nadaoka Kazuo  Kinouchi Tsuyoshi  Nakamura Takashi  Fujii Manabu  Watanabe Atsushi  Seto Rie 
Course component(s)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-8(M111)  Thr5-8(M111)  
Group
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Course number
ZUT.G230
Credits
1.5
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course provides students with opportunity to understand roles of water, atmospheric, and biological environments as well as landscapes in urban space, and to propose environmental recreation plans. First students try to understand a target area from the view points of natural environments, local people's awareness, governance, and history through literature reviews and fieldworks. Then students propose specific, concrete plans in line with subjects given, considering the recreation of the target area well matched with the environements. The target area changes every year.
This course aims that students understand holistic views of the target area from various aspects such as water, atmospheric and biological environments, as well as histotry and residence awareness, and propose improvement plans with creative minds. Students learn the importance of literature reviews and fieldworks through the course, and learn how to integrate the information acquired and put them into the plan. Students work in a group, and learn the importance of group-works and the leaderships in each group. The proposal should consider not only the environmental and technical aspects but security and cost evaluations as well. Students can learn various ways of presentations, such as poster and oral presentations, mid-term and final reports. Through these presentations students are expected to acquire how to write and discuss logically to others.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1) understand environmental problems as complex system (atmoshpere, landscapes, water, biology, history, people consciousness)
2) understand the importance of literature reviews and fieldworks, and interpret all the results in integrated ways
3) grasp environmental problems in holistic ways based on field and literature surveys, and propose specific plans
4) propose plans not only from environmental/technical points of view but from security/financial points of view
5) present these results logically by various ways (poster and oral presentations, reports)

Keywords

water quality/hydrology, ecology, atmopshere, landscape, people's awareness, water amenity/governance

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Basically students work in a group, and work on the subjects independently. Roles for the literature reviews and fieldworks are decided within the group, and should be executed by the person in charge. Bring back the results and explain to other members of the group, and discuss how those can be utilized for the proposal. Lectures from government or civil group sectors are made. Lectures on field observations, various types of presentations are give by teachers and teaching assistants.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance, explanations on target area Division of roles in each group, group discussion on the target area
Class 2 Site visit Visit the site and discuss and summarize what you felt in each group groups
Class 3 Preparatory survey Literature reviews about the topics (water quality/hydrology, atmosphere, landscapes, biology, people consciousness, history, governance/amenity)
Class 4 Preparatory survey and guidance for field observation Explanation from goverment/civil group sectors Literature reviews about the topics (water quality/hydrology, atmosphere, landscapes, biology, people consciousness, history, governance/amenity)
Class 5 Field observation (common) Field observations, separated into water quality/hydrology, atmosphere/landscape, and biology groups
Class 6 Organizing results obtained from field observation (Field observation optional extra day) Organize fieldwork results, preparation of mid-term report
Class 7 Summarizing surveyed results, discussion about proposal items, making poster Making poster, submission of mid-term report
Class 8 Proposal of environment recreation plan (1st day) + planning of request observation, talks from goverment/civil group sectors Preparation of concrete environmental creation plans, additional observation (request observation) planning
Class 9 Interim presentation (poster) Poster presentation
Class 10 Proposal of environment recreation plan (2nd day) + conducting request observation Preparation of concrete environmental creation plans, conducting additional observation (request observation) if necessary
Class 11 Proposal of environment recreation plan (3rd day) + conducting request observation Preparation of concrete environmental creation plans, conducting additional observation (request observation) if necessary
Class 12 Proposal of environment recreation plan (4th day) + preparation for final presentation (request observation if needed) Preparation of slides and materials for final presentation (request observation if needed)
Class 13 Proposal of environment recreation plan (5th day) + preparation for final presentation Preparation of slides and materials for final presentation
Class 14 Proposal of environment recreation plan (6th day) + preparation for final presentation Preparation of slides and materials for final presentation
Class 15 Final presentation and submission of final report (the deadline of the report may be extended) Oral presentation using slides and other materials if necessary

Textbook(s)

Reference list will be indicated in the lecture handout

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distribute lecture handout

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance/attitude during class (30 %), presentation (30%: mid-term and final presentations. Additional points given if you join Q&A actively. Ranking for the proposal will also be considered), Reports (25 %: mid-term report and final report), personal evaluation (15 %)

Related courses

  • CVE.B201 : Hydraulics I
  • CVE.B202 : Hydraulics II
  • CVE.G310 : Water Environmental Engineering
  • CVE.B311 : River Engineering
  • CVE.D230 : Urban and Transportation Planning Project
  • CVE.D310 : Theory of Landscape Architecture

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No special requirments

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