2016 Introduction to National Land Use and City Planning

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Asakura Yasuo  Nakai Norihiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue1-2(M011,M111)  Fri1-2(M011,M111)  
Group
-
Course number
CVE.D211
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the purpose, structure and methods of various spatial planning such as national land, regional, and urban planning. Students are expected to learn the history of national land and the current issues relating to land, followed by the history of cities. The current issues relating to contemporary urban planning are explained and basic knowledge on urban and regional planning are provided.
The aims of this course are to obtain the fundamental knowledge on national, regional and urban planning, and to be able to discuss current problems and future directions of cities and land use considering their history and socio-economic background.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)understand basic terms relating to urban and regional planning;
2)understand the scale and overall picture of urban and regional planning;
3)understand the brief history of urban and regional planning; and
4)understand the basic issues faced by contemporary urban and regional planning.

Keywords

History of National Land Planning, History of Urban Planning, Population Decreasing and Aging Society, Urban Landscape, Low Carbon Society, Public Participation
National planning, Regional Transport, Statistics and Analysis

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

Planning theory and corresponding practices are explained in each class. Lectures (1st to 10th) will be given by Nakai, and lectures (11th to 15th) will be given by Asakura.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Current Situation of National Land and Cities Understand the current socio-economic situation surrounding the national land and cities
Class 2 Purposes and Scope of National Land and Urban Planning, and Legal System of Urban Planning Understand the definition, goals and overall structure of urban planning system
Class 3 Planning History of Western Cities Understand the genesis of urban planning; understand the relationship between theory and practice
Class 4 Planning History of Japanese Cities Understand the modernaization and development of Japanese cities
Class 5 Planning towards safer cities Understand the thoughts and methods to protect the citizen from natural disaster
Class 6 Planning towards more beautiful cities Undestand the thoughts and methods to create more beautiful built environment
Class 7 Planning towards low carbon cities Understand the thoughts and methods to reduce CO2 emission from the city
Class 8 Planning towards democratic cities Understand the thoughts and methods to promote democratic decision-making
Class 9 Planning towards democratic cities Undestand the thoughts and methods to vitalize cities
Class 10 Test level of understanding with practice and summary of 1st to 9th classes Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 1-9
Class 11 National planning in the past and current topics Understand national planning in the past and current topics
Class 12 Current status of regional transport systems Understand current status of regional transport systems
Class 13 Statistics of land and transport data Understand statistics of land and transport data
Class 14 Analytical methods for land and transport Understand analytical methods for land and transport
Class 15 Test level of understanding with practice and summary of 11th to 14th classes Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 11-14.

Textbook(s)

Original text will be uploaded to the OCW

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Taniguch, Mamoru. Introduction to City Planning, Tokyo:Morikita Shuppan; ISBN:978-4-627-45261-9

Assessment criteria and methods

Level of understanding of basic terms of national land and city planning; Level of understanding of basic thoughts and theories of planning

Related courses

  • ARC.P304 : Urban Land Use Planning
  • CVE.D313 : Urban Planning and Infrastructure

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

None

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Nakai,Norihiro: nnakai[at]soc.titech.ac.jp
Asakura, Yasuo: asakura[at]plan.cv.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance

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