YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY

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Course NameInternational Cooperation in Urban Development
InstructorTjandradewi, Bernadia
Credits2
TermTerm1
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goals
Course outlineOverview
The international cooperation at the city level has flourished, around the world, especially in Asia. A number of factors have been responsible for advances in transnational and sub‐national relationship development. These include rapidly growing cities in the developing world that are in need of help. And also globalisation that has offered opportunities for cities and communities to share information and knowledge, and decentralisation that provides conducive environments for cross‐border local cooperation.
The course will look at the networks of cities, as well as challenges and opportunities faced by cities mainly in Asia. The contents are practical and look at various issues and possible solutions on urban development in the field of environmental improvement, low carbon society, disaster management, mobility and urban innovations.

Course Components
・ Lectures are also given by guest speakers from other universities and or practitioners.
・ Study visits (outside class) to designated areas guided by professionals.
・ Role play and simulation.
・ Discussions, students' presentations and evaluation, written papers and blog.

Objectives
The course is designed to provide active interaction between instructor, lecturers and students to generate thinking through lively discussions, role play, paper writing and presentation as well as students’ participation in forum which will be made available during and even after the course for continuous exchanges.
The course is delivered by real practitioners who will also help students determine their future careers in any possible fields. As international cooperation requires open minded‐people, through the presentations and deliberation of the lecturers from different cultural background, students will also learn about different ways of communication and expressing their thought and opinions.

Message
This course is designated for students who have interest ininternational cooperation, urban development and or working at international institutions. Activities outside class will be arranged to help students find the opportunity for future career and learn about practical experience. Guest lecturers from other universities and or organizations will be invited.
Evaluation Scale and PoliciesEvaluation: Attendance, active participation, comments,presentations, assignments, and final paper (in English)
PrerequisitesLanguage: Lectures are mostly in English. Questions and discussions in Japanese language are possible. Attention All lectures are conducted on Monday between 16:10-17:40. Study tours outside the class are scheduled during the Course.
Texts, materials, and suppliesReadings:Reading materials will be made available for the Course\n
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Course Schedule/PlanTentative Syllabus
Day 1 (8 April) Orientation and Overview
Day 2 (7 August) -Urbanisation and Urban Development in Asia
-International Cooperation in Urban Development
-Case studies to review
Day 3 (8 August) -Climate change and low carbon society
-Water management
-Urban mobility and innovation
- Study tour-Urban Revitalisation
Day 4 (9 August) -Role play
-Suitainable urban future
-Presentation by students
 

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