2018 Theories in Urban Analysis and Planning I

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Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Saio Naoko 
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Course description and aims

To learn planning process, methods of planning, and system of community management in urban and rural area,
by Japanese and foreign case-studies and workshops, based on knowledge of architectural planning.

Student learning outcomes

To require planning, evaluation, and practical skills for urban and rural spaces, based on knowledge of architectural planning.


Architectural planning, Spacial planning, Urban and rural planning, Fieldwork, Schools and community design, University campus planning and urban design

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

use both Japanese and English
Class 1 : Guidance and Lecture
Class 2-6 : Lecture and Workshop
Class 7-8 : Presentation

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance 1) Architectural planning and Urban - Rural planning. Guidance and Lecture
Class 2 2) Traditional culture and residential studies in rural area. Lecture and Workshop
Class 3 3) Symbiotic relation between urban and rural, Sustainable design for community.
Class 4 4) Theory of fieldwork and workshop for community design.
Class 5 5) Planning of public schools and community design.
Class 6 6) University campus planning and urban design.
Class 7 Final presentation 1 Presentation
Class 8 Final presentation 2 Presentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Books and references are introduced during class􏰈

Assessment criteria and methods

*participation of group work and fieldwork.
*reports and final presentation.

Related courses

  • ARC.P442 : Theories in Urban Analysis and Planning Ⅱ
  • ARC.P401 : Theories in Architectural Planning Ⅱ
  • ARC.P421 : Theories in Facility Planning Ⅰ
  • ARC.P423 : Advanced Exercise in Facility Planning

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

To have interests in community design and spacial planning in urban and rural area, based on architectural planning.

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