Course Title : Urban and Regional Planning

Code 35260
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period Monday・3
Location kyotsu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Qureshi Ali Gul,

Course Description

Outlines of the processes of urban planning, planning of urban facilities, land use policies and transportation policy. In addition, the basic theory and models of land use, transportation, environment protection and urban economics will be discussed.


Class participation, quiz and end of term examination.

Course Goals

To understand the structure of urban problems and to learn the basics of urban planning.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 1 Concept and problems of urban and regional areas, need and social background of planning. Particularly factors affecting the future of cities such as the internationalization, aging and environmental issues will be described.
Histroy of Urban Planning in Japan 1 Historical background of urban planning in pre-war Japan.
Land-use Planning and District Planning 3 Basic concepts of urban planning, domain of urban planning, urbanization, regulations and basic zoning measures. Policies of urban development such as zoning, revamping of the central business district, other district planning methods as well as conservation of natural and historical environment of the city.
Environmental Issues and Urban Systems 2 Environmental issues, contemporary challenges and planning requirements of regional and urban environment from the environmental economics point of view.
Current Urban Development 1 Current trends of the urban and regional planning such as eco-towns and smart growth.
Basic Theory of Urban Transport Policy 1 Transport policy framework considering factors such as mobility, environment, landscape, attractiveness and vitality of the city. Classification of transport policy (regulatory policy, economic policy, infrastructure development policy).
Urban Transport Policy 3 Urban transport policies will be explained from the perspective of urban development. In particular, the transport policies required to achieve a sustainable city with respect to environment and energy use. Deregulation, basic theory of deregulation, limitations and the effects of deregulation.
Urban Transportation Planning 2 Basic concepts and models of the four-step transportation model will be discussed.


Materials will be provided in the class from time to time.


Useful textbooks and material will be introduded during the lectures.



Web Sites

Additional Information

Office hours will be allocated for students to consult the instructor and ask questions as needed.