Sustainable Housing
Community Design

Advanced Japan Design Workshop
The workshop frames the investigation for sustainable housing and commuinity design in Japan. Distilling from this broad topic a more targeted set of questions and developing parameters for sustainable development is the intent of this 5 month inquiry.
The inquiry is designed in a series of investigations. First is a short charette project completed while in Japan after visiting Sekisui facilities and a number of sites and housing developments.
Second is a series of expert lectures on sustainable issues. Third are individual research investigations. Fourth and finishing this inquiry are final group presentations of sustainable proposals for Tama New Town.

This course was taught by Dean Adele Santos, Professor Eran Ben Joseph, Professor Shun Kanda, and Professor Andrew Scott. The participating students are graduate students from the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.