2022 Practice of Environmental Design based on Environment-Behavior Study II

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Nasu Satoshi  Morita Toshiaki  Imai Hiroshi  Yamada Kyoji 
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Course description and aims

Environmental design should integrate physical part with cultural and social part for solving contemporary social problems. In this course, we consider practical developments of environmental designs based on environment-behavior studies, through discussing with professional researchers.
This course is related to "Practice of Environmental Design based on Environment-Behavior Study 1." Students will develop their research topic for solving social problem through group-work for design survey and environmental design.

Student learning outcomes

Through this course, students will understand modern methods of environmental design, and will be able to design built environments by using enbrionment-behavior studies. In detail, by the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Clarify specific knowledges for designing well built environments.
2) Cooperate for evidence based environmental design practically.
3) Consider design processes and its value for well designed built environment.


Environmental Design, Environment-Behavior, Design Process, Reigion, Place

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

At the biggining of this course, there are introductions for taking each classes and developping students' own research topics.
6 class will be given by professional researchers, and Students will develop their own subjects through whole schedule.
Finally, students must present their own research and environmental design forsolving contemporary social problem.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Discussion about contemporary social problem through environmental design.
Class 2 Design research of two-family home Report for class Seeking research topic
Class 3 Environmental design for crime prevention Report for class Group work
Class 4 Disaster prevention and reduction in developing country Report for class Group work
Class 5 Self-build temporary shelter for disaster relief Report for class Group work
Class 6 Product design and design management Report for class Group work
Class 7 Manufacturing and craftsmanship in regional city Report for class Group work
Class 8 Final presentation about research on environmental design for solving contemporary social problems Report for class Group work Presentation by groups

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


course materials will be given via OCW or in each class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

course materials will be given via OCW or in each class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Report for every class(2-7) (40%)
Final Presentation(60%)

Related courses

  • UDE.D448 : Architectural Awareness & Design
  • UDE.E432 : Practice of Environmental Design based on Environment-Behavior Study I

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

Students must have successfully completed Practice of Environmental Design based on Environment-Behavior Study 1(UDE.E432)

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Satoshi Nasu: Wed. The time after each lecture
Part-time Lecturer: The time after each lecture

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