Course Title : Urban and Landscape Design

Code 31630
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s)
Language Japanese
Instructor M. Kawasaki, Y. Kubota, K. Yamaguchi

Course Description

To design the urban facilities, open spaces, landscapes of streets and districts, is to create the place for the people and their activities. It enables to make places in harmony with the environment by making connections of each space of the city, region, and nature. The course aims to consider vision of urban landscape and learn practical skills of design and representation.


Total points will be scored in attendance (30%) and results of design practice and reports (70%).

Course Goals

To understand the ways of design of the urban facilities, open spaces, landscapes of streets and districts. To acquire basic skills of landscape design. Students are expected to get design-mindsets as civil engineers in the end.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
What is urban landscape? 1 Guidance
Definition of landscape, recognition of landscape, fundamentals of visual-perception, cities and spaces, climate, reading spaces
What is design? 1 Engineering and design, Methodology of design, space and scale, affordance, universal design, case studies of civil engineering design
Basic practice 3 Techniques of drawings: lines and elements
Paley Park
Perspective drawings and rough sketches
Forms and colors 1 Formative design and layout
Color and its arrangement
Design practice 8 Part 1: Design of a street
Part 2: Revitalization of a civil engineering heritage
Achievement confirmation Achievement of learning is confirmed.




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Additional Information

Office hours are not especially set. Ask any questions by mailing or visiting professors (Kawasaki, rm.202; Kubota, rm.201; Yamaguchi, rm.203 at C1-1, Katsura Campus). The theme of design practice could be changed partially.