Courses 2014

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Course NameInternational Cooperation in Urban Development
InstructorTjandradewi, Bernadia
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goalsObjectives
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.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 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.
Course outlineOverview
International cooperation at city level has flourished, around the world, especially in Asia. A number of factors have been responsible for advances in trans-national and sub-national relationship development. These include rapidly growing cities in the developing world that are in need of help. Globalisation has offered opportunities forcities and communities to share information, know-how and knowledge. Meanwhile decentralisation provides much conducive environments for cross�]border local cooperation.The course will look at the networks of cities, as well as challenges and opportunities faced by world cities mainly in Asia. The contents are practical and look at various issues at local and global scales related to urban development in the field of environmental improvement, global warming and low carbon society, disaster management, culture, urban mobility and 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, and written papers.

Course Instructor:
Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi PhD has long experience in international cooperation and urban development for more than 15 years. She has worked experience with CITYNET, JICA Indonesia Office, as well as her Indonesian Government. She is currently the Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Asia-Pacific Regional Section.Bernadia received her Phd on urban engineering from the University of Tokyo, Master in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and Master of Science on Atmospheric Physics from Nagoya University.

This course is designated for students who have interest in international cooperation, urban development and environment and/or working at international institutions.Activities outside class will be arranged to help students to learn practical experience.Guest lecturers from other universities and/or organizations are also invited, including Dr. Hari Srinivas from Kwansai University, Mr. Ikuo Mitake from JapanWater Supply Association.
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.
Texts, materials, and suppliesReadings Reading materials are made available for Course
Course Schedule/PlanTentative Syllabus

Day 1 (14 April, Monday, 16:10-17:40)
Orientation and Overview

Day 2 (6 August)
Urbanisation and urban development in AsiaInternational cooperation in urban developmentCooperation at the city level

Day 3 (7 August)
Climate change and low carbon societyUrban mobility and innovationRole Play

Day 4 (8 August)
Study tour on urban revitalization in Tokyo

Day 5 (9 August)
Sustainable urban future
Presentations by students