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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJA0401 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 人間総合科学特論A
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Advanced Studies in Integrated Arts and Human Sciences A
キハラ イチロウ,ヒキタ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:IAS K205
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Cultural Studies
Eligible Students Students who aim to propose solutions to issues related to cities and people
Keywords Urban Design, Walkables, Public Space, Culture, Urban Transformation 
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The theme of the city and human beings, from the perspectives of architecture, public space, and local information
Considering urban design approaches for the enrichment of citizens 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance: Urban Design and Walkables
lesson2 From Motorization to Walkables
lesson3: Urban Individuality and Meaning (Lynch)
lesson4 The Origin of the City
lesson5 The fascination of old maps, what we can read
lesson6 Cities and liveliness, definition of liveliness
lesson7 Walking and staying
lesson8 Plazas and gateways
lesson9 Soft City
lesson10 Design of bustle
lesson11 Walkable Streets of the World
lesson12 Walkability Indicators
lesson13 Walkability Evaluation
lesson14 Walkable Index
lesson15 Conclusion 
David Sim, "Soft City: Building Density for Everyday Life", Island Press (2019)
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1st Understand the current trends in urban design for people.
2nd Understand the changes in urban design as we move away from motorization.
3rd Think about how you can explain the structure of the city you live in.
4th Let's think about the history of the land and why people started to live there, along with the place names.
5th Let's trace the old map of your city on the Geographical Survey Institute map.
6th Let's think about the difference between bustle and congestion.
7th Let's think about the conditions for walking and bustling that create bustle.
8th Let's classify bustling places into plaza type and gate town type.
9th Understand urban design for people.
10th Understand bustle and urban design for it.
11th Let's select walkable areas and streets in Japan and around the world.
12th Let's select elements that can be used as indicators of walkability.
13th Evaluate the selected areas and streets.
14th Let's summarize the evaluation items of Walkable.
15th Be able to give an overview of Walkables. 
Grading Method Attitude 15%, class work 60%, post-project report 25 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Consulting experience in local informatization (3rd-8th) and design experience (9th-15th) 
Message 【Lecture Schedule】
September 14, 2022 (Wed) 1-10 period (8:45-17:50)
September 15, 2022 (Thu) 1-10 period (8:45-17:50)
September 16, 2022 (Fri) 1-10 period (8:45-17:50) 
Other Lectures and discussions will be given in Japanese 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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