TOK2 - Sustainable Urban Management
26 June 2017 – 5 July 2017
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 students as part of the course.
Also, a Japanese cultural experience opportunity will be scheduled out of the course.
Target Audience/ Prerequisites
- Bachelor students
- Master students
- 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.
Delivery Method & Learning Outcomes
Delivery Method: Lecture, discussion and group work
Lecture themes in 2016
- Urban Engineering aspects
- Overview of global and local environmental issues
- How to foster pro-environmental behaviors in daily lives
- Historical Development of Tokyo and Challenges to 2020 Olympic Games
- Group discussion - Community based Urban Management
- Architectural aspects
- Building Material in Developing Countries
- Future of Architecture in the end of Modern Ages
- Earthquake Hazard and Timber Houses in Japan
- Universal design and accessibility studies in Japan
- Civil Engineering aspects
- Coordination between Urban Planning and River Management (Case of Arasaki district, Gifu Prefecture, Japan)
- Infrastructure damage and management in Japan
- Sustainable Regional Public Transport System Design
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)
Expected hours of workload of the course out of classroom is two to three hours per week.
Lecturer(s) / Tutor(s)
Professor Hideki KOIZUMI
Hotel Kizankan http://kizankan.co.jp/english/index.html or similar. A list of accommodation will be provided for students to choose from during the pre-admission procedure.
Students must arrive by 25 June 2017.
Students will be able to check in from 25 June 2017.
Check-out date 6 July 2017.
Figures are estimates only, costs are subject to changes and successful applicants will be informed. Click on each item for details.
Tuition FeesJPY 22,200
AccommodationAccommodation, including any deposits: Maximum JPY 85,800, depending on the type of accommodation you choose from the accommodation list.
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 the following website: http://www.friendsofutokyo.org/grants-and-awards/
Required and/or Recommended Insurance(s)
All participants of the IARU Global Summer Program at UTokyo are required to purchase adequate health and travel insurance BEFORE leaving their home university, and to be insured throughout their time in Japan.
You can find pictures and comments from 2016 TOK participant and frequently asked questions with answers on the following website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/iaru.html.