2021 Theories in Urban Analysis and Planning I

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Graduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Saio Naoko 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Course description and aims

To learn planning processes, methods of planning, and systems of community management in urban and rural areas,
based on knowledge of architectural planning, using Japanese and foreign case-studies and workshops.

Student learning outcomes

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

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Lectures and Workshops are designed based on my experiences as planner of an school plan for children, a management plan of community center for residents, a town-development (Machizukuri) plan.


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 English and Japanese
・June24(Thu) 13:30〜18:00 Guidance & Lecture @ online
   ,July1(Thu) p.m., July8(Thu) p.m., and July15(Thu) p.m
・Lecture and Workshop(Individual work in 2021, depending on the circumstances)
・Presentation(Submission of reports, Individual reviews, in 2020)

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) Urban/Rural symbiotic relationship and Sustainable design for the community. Lecture and Workshop
Class 4 4) Theory of fieldwork and workshop for community design. Lecture and Workshop
Class 5 5) Planning of public schools and community design. Lecture and Workshop
Class 6 6) University campus planning and urban design. Lecture and Workshop
Class 7 Final presentation 1 Presentation
Class 8 Final presentation 2 Presentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Books and references are introduced during classes􏰈

Assessment criteria and methods

*active participation in group work and fieldwork.
*reports and final presentation.
(Submission of reports, Reviews, in 2020,2021)

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.)

Students should have interest in community design and spacial planning in urban and rural areas, based on architectural planning.

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