TOK2 - Sustainable Urban Management
25 June 2018 – 6 July 2018
Hosted by the University of Tokyo
This 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.
Figures are estimates only, costs are subject to changes and successful applicants will be informed.
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Tuition FeesJPY 22,200
AccommodationAccommodation, including any deposits: JPY 93,600
Field TripJPY 15,000
Living ExpensesApproximately JPY 3,000 per day
Visa FeeEstimate of visa fee (if applicable): Approx. JPY 3,000 http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/procedure/fee.html
Miscellaneous FeeJPY 27,500
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/
A half day field trip related to the lectures ("Study Visit") will be organized for GSP 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, 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.
Delivery Method & Learning Outcomes
Lecture, discussion and group work
Lecture Themes in 2017
1. Urban Engineering aspects
- Technologies to ensure Sustainable Water Management
- Measures to ensure Sustainable Environmental Management
- Urban Planning in Fast Growing Cities in Asia
- Urban Planning and Community Development in Japan
2. Architectural aspects
- Building Material in Developing Countries
- Universal design and accessibility studies in Japan
- Earthquake Hazard and Timber Houses in Japan
- Future of Architecture in the end of Modern Ages
3. Civil Engineering aspects
- Coordination between Urban Planning and River Management ~Case of Arasaki district, Gifu Prefecture, Japan~
- Application of geo-spatial technologies for sustainable urban management in Asian megacities
- Monitoring of infrastructure and its condition assessment
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 Kiyo KURISU
Hotel Wing International Kourakuen (https://www.hotelwing.co.jp/kourakuen/en/) or similar.
Students must arrive by 24 June 2018.
Students will be able to check in from 24 June 2018.
Check-out date 9 July 2018.
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.
Further Required Application Material
You are required to apply for the course via UTokyo’s online application system after the acceptance of the offer for participation.
You can find pictures and comments from 2017 TOK participant and frequently asked questions with answers on the following website: