This course explains the history of the city and its planning in Japan and Western world.
It is important to know how cities have been formed in order to understand the contemporary city and its future. Students are expected to learn the history of the city and its planning as its basic knowledge and to understand various planning thoughts and methods which are still effective in modern times.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand basic knowledge of the history of western cities and their planning
2) understand basic knowledge of the history of Japanese cities and their planning
History of city, Planning history
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
All classes are given by lecture.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||From the beginning of civilization to Greece and Roman cities||Understand the definition of the city in the history of civilization; Understand the feature of Greece and Roman cities|
|Class 2||From medieval Europe to Baroque cities||Understand the feature of medieval western cities: Understand the purpose and feature of Baroque city planning|
|Class 3||Industrial revolution and modern urban planning||Understand the genesis of modern urban planning|
|Class 4||History of suburban residential development||Understand various ways of planning suburban residential areas|
|Class 5||Japanese towns of pre-modernization period||Understand the formation of the Japanese city before modernization|
|Class 6||Japanese cities: Meiji Era||Understand Japanese city planning in Meiji era|
|Class 7||From the first planning legislation to reconstruction from Great Kanto Earthquake||Understand Japanese city planning in Taisho era|
|Class 8||From the reconstruction from the war damage to rapid economic growth period||Understand Japanese city planning in the post-war period|
Original text materials will be uploaded to the OCW.
Ishida, Yorifusa. The Development of Modern Urban Planning in Japan, Tokyo: Jichitai Kenkyuu Sha
Hibata, Yasui. World History of Urban Planning, Tokyo: Kodansha Shinsho
Koshizawa, Akira. Urban Planning of Tokyo, Tokyo: Iwanami Shinsho
Level of understanding of basic thoughts of planning and of skill to interpret the history of an area and utilize it to planning
End of Term Report (100%)