2016 Special Lecture on Urban and Community Design I

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Sanada Junko 
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Course description and aims

This course gives an overview of planning of rural area development as agricultural village and fisher town. The development of these area is in beginning against background of the depopulation, so it is not until fixed theory. And it needs multi view point as commerce, environment, tourism, etc. You must think with own words and share other students’ idea. So lesson contains group work.
This course has an aim. It is to have multi view point about rural development.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Get multi view point about rural development.


Rural development, depopulation, agriculture, tourism, environment

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each lesson one view point and totally give various view point. Some lesson contain discussion time.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 introduction Have interest in rural development
Class 2 Role of rural landscape Understand the meaning of have multi view point
Class 3 Case presentation and discussion Get knowledge actual acts of rural development
Class 4 Tourism and rural development Think about tourism with various view point
Class 5 Conservation of rural landscape Understand the limitation of landscape conservation system
Class 6 People who make rural landscape Understand emigration politics
Class 7 Rural development and work for a living Understand the importance of economical circulation
Class 8 Sustainable agriculture Understand the relationship between environment and agriculture


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Report 70%, discussion 30%

Related courses

  • UDE.E405 : Sustainable Built Environment I

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

Interest in rural area planning

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