Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Course Summary (Syllabus)


    Semester : 2019 Spring
    Code : C2023 / 2 Credits

1. Objectives/Teaching method

    City and rural provinces changes due to various reasons and its space changes accordingly. This lecture examines actual urban redevelopment and rural revitalization cases in order to clarify what kind of factors effect on changing the space, what kind of conditions are to be considered, and what kind of goals are to be set. In this class, specifically urban and rural problems and its physical design solutions are to be discussed.

    Japanese urban history will be also studied through local community, ‘Cho’, which leads to a discussion on relationship between emergence of local society and urban form. Through several case studies, urban and rural problems such as earthquake, depopulation, poverty, terrorism, are to be examined in terms of social, cultural, and economical point of views. How these problems are reflected on physical space will be discussed as well.

    Case studies will be Reconstruction projects of Tohoku region, Revitalization of urban dilapidated districts and provinces in Japan, Syrian refugee impact to European cities, and African urban modernization.

    Students are required to pre-study the topic of the day's expected lecture, and participate in discussion of the topic.
    Final report is to be submitted about designated topic of the class.

2. Materials/Reading List

    instructed in the class


    #1 Introduction イントロダクション
    Guidance for the class, Lecture on urban renewal and redevelopment

    Theme: Current urban problems

    Origin of 'Urban Design' and its positioning → Beginning of Urban Design in USA, purpose, definition, positioning
    Urban Designの起源と位置づけ →アメリカにおけるUrban Designのスタート、意義、定義、位置づけ

    #2 Discussion: Power, attractiveness, problem of a city 議論:街の魅力、活力、課題
    Theme of Discussion: Power, attractiveness, problem of a city

    Meaning of street in city → liveliness of street and human activity, commercial activity, theatricality
    都市における「通り」の意味 → 通りの賑わいと人のアクティビティ、商業活動、舞台性

    #3 Lecture: Urban life, Powre of 'Cho' 講義:都市空間と生活,「町」のもつ力
    Theme: Street and 'Cho', Redevelopment, a large-scale change of city

    'Machi' and 'Michi' 「まち」と「みち」
    Relationship between street and community in Japan 日本における通りとコミュニティの関係
    Low city open to street, High city close to street 通りに開いた下町、閉ざした山手
    Large-scale redevelopment and urban transformation 大規模再開発と都市の変容

    #4 Discussion: What is changing and not changing 議論:変化するもの、しないもの
    Theme of Discussion: Genius Loci, local characteristics and Machizukuri

    Development and change  開発と変化

    #5 Lecture: Recovery Planning, Tohoku Great Earthquake and Tsunami 講義:震災復興 東北大震災 
    Theme: Disaster and its recovery action

    Fukushima Recovery, 福島の復興
    Minami-sanriku Veneer House project
    Maeamihama Veneer House project
    Philippines Bohol Cogon Veneer House project
    フィリピン ・ボホール・コゴンベニアハウスプロジェクト
    Case in Nepal and Italy ネパールとイタリアの場合

    #6 Discussion: Recovery Planning, Tohoku Great Earthquake and Tsunami Discussion 議論:震災復興 東北大震災 
    Theme of Discussion: Disaster and its recovery action, Bottom-up urban recovery
    議論するテーマ:災害と復興アクション ボトムアップによる町づくり

    Recovery from the disaster

    #7 Lecture: Wooden lodging house renovation: 'Archi-commons' 講義:木賃再生 「アーキコモンズ」
    Lecturer, Yutaro Muraji 講師:連勇太朗氏
    Theme: 'Archi-commons' wooden lodging house renovation project

    Reuse of urban resource, urban design

    #8 Discussion: New Tactical Urban Design: Reevaluation of old fabric 議論:新しいアーバン・デザイン 古い密集地域の再評価
    Theme of Discussion: Reinterpretation of old resource in city

    Tactical Urbanism
    Migration from devastated area to rural village to fulfill both needs

    #9 Lecture: Recovery Planning, Resiliency 講義:震災復興レジリエンシー 
    Lecturer: William Galloway 講師:ウィリアム・ガロウェイ講師
    Theme: What's resilient city?

    Holistic way of comprehending Tohoku problems 東北における総合的な都市問題の把握 

    #10 Discussion: Unpredictable future 議論:読めない未来
    Theme of Discussion: How to design the future city?

    #11 Lecture: Urban poverty, 講義:貧困の都市学
    Lecturer, Rumi Okazaki 講師:岡崎留美 
    Theme: poverty and city

    Absolute poverty and relative poverty, Image of poverty and recognition

    #12 Discussion: Refugee and City 議論:難民と都市 
    Theme of Discussion: Oppressed people and city

    Refugees and problem of disaster victim 難民と被災者問題

    #13 Wrap-up 全回の総括

    #14 What's future urban design? 未来の都市デザインとは
    Theme of Discussion: Future urban design direction

4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    Evaluation will be carried out by the level of participation in each class and its discussion, and based on assignment for each class and final report of the designated topic.

5. Special Note

    Lecture will be conducted in English.

6. Prerequisit / Related courses

    Lecture and discussion in English

7. Conditions to take this course

    Students should be motivated to be involved in the class. Each student's active participation into discussion is required.

8. Relation with past courses


9. Course URL

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