2019 Sustainable Built Environment I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Instructor(s)
Hiraga Amana 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(G323)  
Group
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Course number
UDE.E405
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Cultural heritage conservation is one of the important factors to develop sustainable built environment.
Conserving Cultural heritage, including historic buildings, makes a significant contribution to build sustainable local communities which constitute sustainable built environments. The reasons are as follows:
1) Understanding cultural heritage helps communities to build a local identity and create a sense of belonging.
2) Appropriate tourism development using cultural heritage activates regional revitalization.
3) Maintaining lifestyles and local industries through conserving cultural heritage secures its regional cultural diversities.
In addition, respecting historic environments and using historic buildings with proper maintenance contributes to conserving the global environment.
At first, this course will focus on the fundamental ideas of the cultural heritage conservation. After that, through various case studies from Japan and abroad, we shall learn how the cultural heritage conservation contributes to build sustainable built environments. At the end of this course, students will understand how to focus on the issues in the specific areas and propose the solutions using the cultural heritage conservation methods.

Student learning outcomes

Through this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the fundamental ideas of the cultural heritage conservation.
2) Understand the various methods and techniques to develop sustainable built environments using the cultural heritage conservation.
3) Focus on the issues in specific areas and propose solutions using the cultural heritage conservation methods.

Keywords

Cultural heritage conservation, Sustainability, Historic buildings, Historic environments

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

Lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is “cultural heritage conservation”? Understanding the fundamental ideas of the cultural heritage conservation
Class 2 Theory and methods in Japanese cultural property conservation Understanding the Japanese theory and methods in conservation
Class 3 Conservation and adaptive reuse of the historic buildings -1- Understanding the methods of the conservation of the historic buildings through case studies from Japan and abroad
Class 4 Conservation and adaptive reuse of the historic buildings -2- Understanding the methods of the conservation of the historic buildings through case studies from Japan and abroad
Class 5 Conservation of the historical districts and community design -1- Understanding the methods of the conservation of the historical districts through case studies from Japan and abroad
Class 6 Conservation of the historical districts and community design -2- Understanding the methods of the conservation of the historical districts through case studies from Japan and abroad
Class 7 Conservation and reuse of the industrial heritage and regional revitalization Understanding the methods of the conservation and reuse of the industrial heritage and regional revitalization through case studies from Japan and abroad
Class 8 World heritage and preservation of cultural diversity Understanding the theory and methods in World heritage conservation and preservation of cultural diversity

Textbook(s)

Not in particular

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be provided in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Repots

Related courses

  • UDE.P405 : Sustainable Built Environment II

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

Not in particular

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