This course focuses on theories and practices of regional and urban planning. Planning system and process for spatial plan and urban infrastructure plan are both emphasized and taught comprehensively in this course.
1) Principles of planning and planning systems in Japan, EU and the USA, 2) Fundamentals of planning process, 3) Theory and practice of public involvement and citizen participation, 4) Cases of administrative lawsuits, 5) Strategic environmental assessment and sustainability appraisal, and so on, are covered. Some discussions related to those topics are often facilitated in the class.
This course discusses on how to manage the planning process such as urban master plan or transport network plan, in conjunction with public communication which is coming recently substantial and essential in the planning process. It is described that taking a proper planning process from the beginning enables people and society to avoid unnecessary conflicts and raise their consciousness to public-minded issues surrounding their living environment.
By completing this course successfully, students will be able to:
1) understand fundamental elements of planning system in Japan and foreign countries,
2) explain briefly ideas of planning process, citizen participation and public involvement based on the understanding of their theories and practices.
3) understand requirements of planning process and design a brief process in the field of urban planning and transport planning.
Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Transport Planning, Planning System, Planning Process, Communication Process, Citizen participation, Public Involvement
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students should download and preview lecture material in advance from OCWi. They will research and present on planned practical examples, as well as do group debates and group exercises. Presentations are made on research regarding the planning systems and processes of several foreign countries, and on the research results. In addition, students are split into groups in the second half of the lecture to design a planning process and make a presentation on it. Problems are assigned in lecture as needed.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||Regional and urban planning system in Japan|
|Class 3||Principle and practice of regional planning in European countries|
|Class 4||Principle and overview of regional transportation Planning in the USA|
|Class 5||Presentation on regional planning system in foreign countries based on student's review|
|Class 6||Planning process for regional and urban plan|
|Class 7||Theory of planning process|
|Class 8||Theory of Public Involvement|
|Class 9||Practice of communication process|
|Class 10||Presentation on regional or transport planning process based on student's review|
|Class 11||Sustainability appraisal and environmental impact assessment|
|Class 12||Administrative litigation and case studies|
|Class 13||Group exercise of designing planning process|
|Class 14||Group discussion of designing planning process|
|Class 15||Group presentation of designing planning process|
Student's course score is based on individual report (50%), group exercise (20%) and group presentation (30%).