2019 Urban Renewal

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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 the role of urban renewal that has been played in the light of urban regeneration and its evolution and variation correspoing to the changes of socio-economic condition. It also includes minimum necessary knowledge of urban redevelopment project and how planning professionals are involved in the projects.
The students are expected to understand basic knowledge of urban redevelopment, such as system, process, and finance, from both theoretical and paractical points of view.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the authorized urban development system;
2) understand the project planning
3) understand ways of planning thinkings which is needed for redevelopment.


Urban Renaussance, Urban Renewal, Urban Redevelopment, Project Planning, Propert Right Exchange Plan

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 History of Urban Renewal Understand the history of urban
Class 2 Types and process of authorized urban redevelopment Understand the definition and kinds of authorized urban redevelopment system; Understand its process
Class 3 Planning methods and urban redevelopment Understand the relationship between authorized urban redevelopment and urban planning
Class 4 Project planning Exercise project planning
Class 5 Property right exchange plan Understand the definition and contents of Right Exchange Plan; Exercise simple plan-making
Class 6 Management of redevelopment project Understand the role of project management
Class 7 Cases of redevelopment: city center area Understand an example of city centre redevelopment project
Class 8 Cases of redevelopment: suburban area Understand an example of suburban redevelopment project


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 knowledge necessary for redevelopment plan-making. Exercise problems (30%() and final report (70%)

Related courses

  • UDE.D447 : Introduction to Urban Development

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

The enrollment of Introduction to Urban Development is strongly recommended.

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

Nakai, Norihiro nakai.n.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp

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Contact by e-mail in advance.

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