Course Title : Urban Environmental Policy

Code 10F207
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Mon 2nd
Location C1-173
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Ryoji Matsunaka

Course Description

This lecture aims to learn urban environmental policy and its fundamental theory and methodology to solve social and environmental problems that occur in urban area as well as to understand the structure of these problems.


evaluation by commitment, tests, reports and examination

Course Goals

to understand the structure of social and environmental problems in urban area and urban environmental policy, its fundamental theory and methodology to solve the problems

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Outline 1
Structure of urban problems 3 Expansion of urban areas, Increase of Environmental impact, Making compact cities
Basic theory of transportation and environment 2 Downtown activation, Road space re-allocation, Pedestrianisation
Road traffic and Public transportation 2 Characteristics of traffic modes, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Mobility Management
Fundamental theory for measurements of environmental values 3 Utility, Equivalent Surplus, Compensating Surplus
Methodology to measure environmental values 3 Travel Cost Method, Hedonic Approach, Contingent Valuation Method, Conjoint Analysis
Summary 1


No textbook



basic knowledge of public economics is required

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

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