2016 Planning Studio I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Instructor(s)
Nakai Norihiro 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr7-8(大岡山W9-社工演習室)  
Group
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Course number
UDE.D441
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The course focuses on observation skills, imagination skills and expression skills that are needed for city planning and community design through students’ exercises.
Students will have the chance to tackle practical city problems by applying knowledge acquired through this couce.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Apply knowledge of city planning and community design to solve problems related to the field
2)Explain concepts based on KJ method logivally, discuss them, and them in writing
3)Have developed communication and presentation skills
4)Have gained experience in project management involving planning, scheduling and control

Keywords

presentation, problem-solving, KJ method, literature search, ability to explain concepts logically

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

This class meets once a week. Students are given exercise problems. Group discussion and presentation are required at times.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Instruction, grouping students and choosing the area for exercises Understand the purpose and significance of the class’s exercises.
Class 2 Field survey Apply knowledge of city planning and community design to solve problems related to the field
Class 3 literature search Apply knowledge of city planning and community design to solve problems related to the field
Class 4 KJ method Explain concepts based on KJ method logivally, discuss them, and them in writing
Class 5 Discussion Have developed communication and presentation skills
Class 6 Decide project concept Have developed communication and presentation skills
Class 7 Preparation for presentation Understand the process of visualizing ideas through group discussion
Class 8 Final Presentation and Discussion Understand the comments and instructions of teaching staff on the final work

Textbook(s)

to be announced

Reference books, course materials, etc.

KAWAKITA, Jiro 'Hasso Ho', Chuko Shinsho

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are based on final report (50%) and final presentation (50%).The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or resubmits reports too often.

Related courses

  • UDE.D444 : Environmental Planning and Design Studio II

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

Those who graduated other universities than Tokyo Tech are expected to take this studio.

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