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US/AR 353 - Architecture, Urban Planning, and Development in Modern Tokyo

This course provides an introductory overview of Tokyo's architectural history and explores some of the recent questions that architects, urban planners, and scholars have raised to understand its phenomenon. To this end, the course covers the development of building technologies, urban planning, and architectural thinking from the Meiji period to the present, surveys a number of important architectural projects and contemporary topics, and conducts fieldworks that encourage students observe, probe, and produce a set of portfolio documenting their analyses.

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Urban Studies

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