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
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication 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||What is city planning? ; Current Situation of Cities and City Planning||Understand the concept of city planning; Understand the current socio-economic situation surrounding the cities and city planning|
|Class 2||Planning History of Western Cities||Understand the genesis of urban planning; understand the relationship between theory and practice|
|Class 3||Planning History of Japanese Cities||Understand the modernization and development of Japanese cities|
|Class 4||Urban Planning System in Japan||Understand the basic structure and knowledge about the statutory planning system in Japan|
|Class 5||Planning towards safer cities||Understand the thoughts and methods to protect the citizen from natural disaster|
|Class 6||Planning and Transport||Understand the basic knowledge about transport planning and concepts|
|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||Urban Planning System in Europe and the US / Test level of understanding with practice and summary of 1st to 9th classes||Understand the basic structure and knowledge about the statutory planning system in Britain, France, Germany and the US/Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 1-9|
|Class 10||Ｎational planning in the past and current topics||Ｕnderstand national planning in the past and current topics|
|Class 11||Statistics of regional data and analytical methods||Understand statistics of national and regional data and analytical methods|
|Class 12||Current status of regional transport||Ｕnderstand current status of regional planing|
|Class 13||Planning of regional transport networks||Ｕnderstand regional transport network planning in the past and current topics|
|Class 14||Test level of understanding with practice and summary of 10th to 13th classes||Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 10-14.|
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.
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
Nakai, Norihiro: nakai.n.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp
Asakura, Yasuo: asakura[at]plan.cv.titech.ac.jp
Contact by e-mail in advance