2016 Historic Perspective of Space I

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Saito Ushio 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the relationship between historic city and its landscape.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Explain idea of city planning from the standpoint of landscape.
2.Explain the variety and meaning of the framework of city planning from the historical perspective.


history, city, landscape, ideal city

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This class meets once a week. Some ideological experiments without advance knowledge are done at times to deepen the understanding about the concept of city.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction-What is City? Understanding of the concept of city
Class 2 Variety of the city form Understanding of variety of city form
Class 3 Ideal city and landscape (1) Orient edition Understanding of ideal city and landscape
Class 4 Ideal city and landscape (2) Western edition Understanding of ideal city and landscape
Class 5 Admiration and imitation (1) Cities of the Europe Middle Ages as a model Understanding of city as a model
Class 6 Admiration and imitation (2) Haussmann’s renovation of Paris as a model Understanding of city as a model
Class 7 City plan and landscape Understanding of city plan and landscape
Class 8 Summary of this course and report subject review


No textbook is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are distributed during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Participation in each thought experiment:30%

Related courses

  • The perspective of historical space Ⅱ

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

None required.

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Office hours

Instructor’s office:West Bidg.9, Rm 501, 5Fl. Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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