February 19, 2009

DUSP2008-2009:: Research Plan
動的都市空間2008-2009:: 研究計画書

urban dynamics laboratoryの日高仁と山代悟は、東京大学グローバルCOEプログラム「都市空間の持続再生学の展開」の「若手奨励研究」支援をうけて、「動的都市空間計画の実践事例に関する研究」に関わる調査旅行などを実施しています。下記は、その研究計画書です。

GCOE (Global Center of Excellence) Youth Research Encouragement Program, the University of Tokyo
“Study on Practice of Dynamic Urban Spatial Planning” Research Plan

山代悟 Satoru Yamashiro
東京大学大学院工学系研究科建築学専攻 助教(研究代表)
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engneering, the University of Tokyo

日高仁 Jin Hidaka
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
東京大学大学院新領域創成科学研究科社会文化環境学専攻 特任助教(共同研究)

安藤洋平 Yohei Ando
building landscape

What is GCOE Youth Research Encouragement?::

This research is sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence Program for sustainable Urban Regeneration (referred to as GCOE from here). GCOE is an endeavor to sponsor outstanding research centers, formed according to a government policy for the reformation of the organization of Japanese universities. In the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo the School of Urban Engineering and Civil Engineering applied for the GCOE funds with a proposal for a ‘Research Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration’, and were accepted.

Outline of this research::

An analysis of independent art communities and art festivals will be undertaken from the perspective of urban planning.

Specifically, art communities, and in particular art festivals, in numerous places around the world will be analyzed according to their organizational content and history, and administrative methods, in order to make fundamental research into the techniques for intervention into existing urban spaces.

Inside each examples, the use of minimal funds to plan conversions of existing buildings, the retainment of the original urban spaces or social places, the collection of sponsorship from various social organizations, the actual realization of the project and the implementation of self-administration are some of the main characteristics of such art communities. We believe these examples will form a case study that approaches the key issue of urban planning of the future: ‘How do we use the city, rather than build it?’

This research asserts that urban sustainability should not only be evaluated according to the environment or energy concerns, but also include cultural concerns.



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