TOK2 - Sustainable Urban Management
27 June 2016 – 08 July 2016
Hosted by the University of Tokyo
The course provides basic knowledge of civil engineering, architecture and urban engineering in the context of sustainable urban management. Planning and management are taught on the building, urban and national scale. A half day excursion related to the lectures will be organized for GSP students as part of the course.
In the process of urban development in the 20th century characterized by urban expansion and redevelopment, a huge and advanced complex of urban structures was formed in the industrialized countries.
However, with the conventional technologies focused on the construction of structures, it has become difficult to keep urban space adaptable to environmental constraints and economic, social and cultural changes; that is, those conventional technologies can no longer meet the social demands for upgrading social capital in a sustainable manner and regenerating attractive urban space not only safe and highly efficient but also conscious of historical, cultural and local identities to guarantee a high quality of life for all.
Therefore, what is needed is to find a new approach that is able to reorganize the existing social capital and the technologies to implement it. That is neither a mere planning approach nor a mere engineering approach, but a comprehensive approach.
This course is offered by Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture and Department of Urban Engineering. Although these three departments belong to School of Engineering, students from non-engineering fields are also welcome.
A half day field trip related to the lectures (study visit) will be organized for GSP students as part of the course.
Also, a one-day trip with students of other GSP TOK courses will be scheduled out of the course.
Target Audience/ Prerequisites
Bachelor students, Master students and PhD students.
Primarily aimed at undergraduate students, although graduate students may apply on the understanding that the program is basically designed for undergraduates.
Students from non-engineering fields are also welcome.
Lecture, discussion and group work
1. Urban Engineering aspects
- Overview of global and local environmental issues
- Water Infrastructure and Public Health
- Planning for climate change response and disaster mitigation
- Group discussion - Community based Urban Management
2. Architectural aspects
- Earthquake Hazard and Timber Houses in Japan
- Future of Architecture in the end of Modern Ages
- Building Material in Developing Countries
- Evolutionary Productions in Architecture
3. Civil Engineering aspects
- Sustainable Regional Public Transport System Design Coordination between Urban Planning and River Management 1
(Discussion 1: Case Method)
- Infrastructure management based on condition assessment
- Coordination between Urban Planning and River Management 2 (Discussion 2: Case Method)
Your grade is determined based on a short quiz given in each class (12 in total). Attendance of at least 8 classes is required unless you obtain special permission in advance.
Grades will be given as A+, A, B, C or Failure.
Credit equivalent at host university & Contact hours
Approx. 21 total contact hours (105 minutes × 12 classrooms) + 1 study visit (excluding self-study hours)
Lecturer(s) / Tutor(s)
Professor Hideki KOIZUMI
Hotel Kizankan (5 minutes from Hongo Campus on foot): http://kizankan.co.jp/english/
Students must arrive by June 26.
Check-in is possible from 26 June.
Check-out date July 9.
You can extend your stay depending on room availability of the hotel.
Figures are estimates only, costs are subject to changes and successful applicants will be informed.
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Tuition FeesJPY 22,200
AccommodationJPY 94,900 (does not include meals and other costs). Breakfast is optional and available for an additional JPY 1,080.
Living ExpensesApproximately JPY 3,000 per day
For Students from U.C. Berkeley and Yale UniversityFriends of UTokyo, Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization in the State of New York, plans to provide summer scholarships to students at U.C. Berkeley and Yale University. For more details, please visit a following website: http://www.friendsofutokyo.org/grants-and-awards/
Required and/or Recommended Insurance(s)
All participants in the IARU Global Summer Program at the University of Tokyo are strongly advised to purchase adequate health and travel insurance before leaving their home university, and to be insured throughout their time in Japan.
Further Required Application Material
Please answer to the supplementary questions about your previous Japanese learning experiences in “6. Statement of Purpose” on your application form.
You can find pictures and comments from 2015 TOK participant and frequently asked questions with answers on the following website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/iaru.html