HISTORY OF CITIES AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT [ Syllabus ]
The objective of this lecture is to acquire the broad knowledge about the historical change of built environment around architecture. Main interest is how traditional built environments in Japanese, Asian, European and Islamic cities have changed through modernization and post modernization. We will discuss about colonial cities in America and Asia too from the view of early globalization. At last, possibilities and problematic of cities and architecture as cultural heritages will be shown, on the basis of students' surveys on historical changes of built environment of actual cites.