2019 History of Cities and Urban Planning

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Fujita Yasuhito 
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Course description and aims

The class reviews history on the theories, methods and systems of urban design in the world, the development and the phenomena of cities as well, demonstrating a lot of practices, so as to comprehend the values inherent in cities.

Student learning outcomes

Through the lectures of the class, the participants must make themselves to understand the overview the characteristics and the historical flow of developments on urban design. Additionally, the methods to analyze urban environments and space will be cultivated.


Cities, Urban History, Urban Design, Urban Facilities, Urban Infrastructure

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The class is composed of lectures by the lecturer and presentations by participants.
The guidance will be held in the beginning of 4th Quarter (around first week of December).

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The first part of class is lectures on history of example cities in the world, through the theories, methods and systems of urban design, actual development and the phenomena. The latter part of class will be several sessions of student presentation about cities which is selected by themselves, just following the viewpoint of lectures. # Several Assignments will be given to the participants, as needed.


Any textbooks are not designated.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference for the lecture will be handed out each time, as needed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Grading marks is based on the result of the assignments during the quarter and additionally the rate of attendance.

Related courses

  • ARC.D302 : History of Japanese Architecture
  • ARC.D202 : History of Western Architecture
  • ARC.D201 : History of Modern Architecture

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

Any conditions are not required for taking this course.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

phone number internal: 5604

Office hours

Office hour is not fixed. If you have some questions, it is preferable to send a message by e-mail to the address as above, in advance.

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