2016 Introduction to Urban Development

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Nakai Norihiro 
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Course description and aims

This course explains minimum necessary knowledge of property rights and describes actual project practice particularly facusing on institutional aspacts. It also explains project finance based on current economic circumstances.
Students are expected to understand minimum necessary knowledge of urban development projects, such as players, system, process, plan-making and project finence, and to understand its role on built-up environment.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the kinds and system of urban development projects;
2) understand the project planning of urban development;
3) obtain basic knowledge necessary for planning urban development project.


Urban Development, Land Readjustment Project, Urban Redevelopment Project, Project Planning, Development Finance, Property Right

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 course will be basically by lectures, but there will be exercise problems occasionally within the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Property rights: for possession Understand the definition of real estate; understand the property right for possession
Class 2 Property rights; for use Understand the property rights for use
Class 3 Players, system and process of urban development projects Understand the players, system and process of urban development project
Class 4 System of land readjustment project Understand the system of land readustment project
Class 5 System of urban redevelopment project Understand the system of urban redevelopment project
Class 6 Project planning Understand the project planning; simple exercise of project plan-making
Class 7 Financing for urban development Understand the basic knowledge of development finance
Class 8 Future of urban development and test level of understandings Test level of understanding


Original text material will be uploaded to the OCW

Reference books, course materials, etc.

To be announced

Assessment criteria and methods

Level of understandings of basic knowledge necessary for urban development. Minor exercises (30%) and final examination (70%)

Related courses

  • UDE.D413 : Urban Renewal

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