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Course NameSpecial Program (International 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 Urbanization is one of the most significant global trends in the 21st Century. In 2007, a historic milestone was achieved when the global population living in cities and towns reached the 50 per cent. This shift has tremendous implications for the current and future dynamics of human development. Most outstanding in this process is the rate at which urbanization is occurring in developing countries. Cities are the locus of significant global challenges.Cities and local authorities are important in achieving sustainable urban development. In respond to those challenges, cities and local governments have formed international cooperation in various fields. More than 75 per cent of cities in the world have been involved in international cooperation. A number of factors have been responsible for advances in trans-national and sub-national relationship development. Globalization has offered opportunities for cities and communities to share information, know-how and knowledge. Meanwhile decentralisation provides much conductive environments for cross-border local cooperation. The course will look at the international cooperation at the citylevel as well as the networks of cities, 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 that connects more than 7000 local governments. 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. Message 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.
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 (13 April, Monday, 16:10-17:40)
Orientation and Overview

Day 2 (3 August 2015, Monday)
Urbanisation and urban development in Asia
International cooperation in urban development

Day 3 (4 August 2015, Tuesday)
Climate change and low carbon society
Urban mobility and innovation
disaster risk manegement
Role Play

Day 4 (5 August 2015, Wednesday)
Study tour on urban revitalization in Tokyo

Day 5 (6 August 2015, Thursday)
People-centered development,and best practices on cooperation at the city level

Day 6 (7 August 2015, Friday)
Sustainable urban future
Presentations by students