Urban and Transportation Design Course

Urban and Transportation Design Course

Cross-sectional study of sciences and humanities for city planning

This course offers a multilateral, cross-sectional curriculum covering areas from the basic theories of city and transportation planning to human life, social and economic activities, transportation, communication and urban economy.

Producing specialists who can solve actual problems related to cities and transportation

We train our students to become specialists in the planning of cities, regions, and transportation, who can contribute to the planning of long-term sustainable cities and regions, regional revitalization, and traffic management.

Course content and goals

Students study the basic theories and skills required for the planning and design of cities, regions and transportation. The curriculum includes the study of humanities subjects such as economy and geography in addition to engineering; this enables students to gain a wide perspective and a comprehensive vision of cities. Various types of practice and field work help students aquire the skills to design cities and transportation and solve problems that arise.

Research fields

We take the characteristics of Kanazawa ?a historical, cultural city ? into consideration, and focus on its history and culture in our study of city landscapes and land use. The planning of cities and transportation, which are closely related to people’s lives and economic activities, should be transparent and explained explicitly to local residents. Accordingly, we study decision-making measures by civilian participation and the planning and evaluation of transportation policies by means of a quantitative approach, based on scientific proof and field investigation, as well as advanced theories.

LRT (light rail transit) in Bordeaux

Historical landscape of Kanazawa