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.
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.
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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|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.|
Original text will be uploaded to the OCW
Taniguch, Mamoru. Introduction to City Planning, Tokyo:Morikita Shuppan; ISBN:978-4-627-45261-9
Level of understanding of basic terms of national land and city planning; Level of understanding of basic thoughts and theories of planning
Asakura, Yasuo: asakura[at]plan.cv.titech.ac.jp
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