IINU will hold an international joint lecture “Urban Studies in Post-Pandemic Era” with Vietnam-Japan University online in Term A2.

We hope that many students will attend!


Aims and Scope

  • The lecture is held as a part of activities by International Institute for Next Urban Planning, Design and Management at UT in conjunction with Vietnam-Japan University.
  • This is an introductory lecture about possible future cities, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The lecture introduces and discusses about how and what cities would change after the pandemic, mainly in terms of:
    1. Climate Change and Natural Disaster,
    2. Economics of Urban Agglomeration and Remotization, and
    3. Possible Future Urban Policies.



  • Students of UT (mainly from Civil, Architecture and Urban Dept.)
  • Students of VJU (Vietnam-Japan University, mainly from MIE, MCC, MEE and MPP)


Time for the Class

  • Total 7 lectures (online).
  • 18:45-20:30 in Japan Standard Time (16:45-18:30 in Vietnam Standard Time)



  • Group presentation results and individual report assignment for each part.


Course Registration: By December 12, 2021


Credit: Only for UT Students about course registration

  • One credit will be given to UT students.
  • The students in Dept. of Civil Engineering may register to “Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering VI”.
  • The students in Dept. of Urban Engineering may register to “Environmental Field Exercise I (E) (3716-132)”.
  • The students in other departments (including the students in Dept. of Architecture may register to either of these two courses.


Class Schedule

Introduction : Collect information in their living cities from a viewpoint of the class scope

1.   14 Dec.  “Guidance and Ice-breaking Discussion”

[UT] Prof. FUKUDA Daisuke @ Civil      https://researchmap.jp/fukudai?lang=en

[VJU] Assoc. Prof. TAKEDA Shinichi @ MIE     https://vju.ac.vn/dr-phan-le-binh-sde81.html


Cities in Crisis

2.   16 Dec.  “Impacts of Pandemic on Cities”

[VJU] Dr. NGUYEN Thi An Hang @ MEE     https://vju.ac.vn/dr-anhang-sde78.html

[UT] Assoc. Prof. OGUMA Kumiko @ Urban     http://www.urbanwater.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/oguma/en/

3.   20 Dec.  “Natural Disaster and Urban Sustainability”

[VJU] Dr. NGUYEN Van Quang @ MCCD     https://vju.ac.vn/dr-nguyen-van-quang-sde152.html

[UT] Prof. TAJIMA Yoshimitsu @ Civil     http://coastal.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/member_staff/tajima/


Economics of Urban Agglomeration and Remotization

4.  7 Jan.  “Potential of Remote Learning in University Education”

[VJU] Vice Rector, Assoc. Prof. NGUYEN Hoang Oanh     https://vju.ac.vn/dr-nguyen-hoang-oanh-sde114.html

[UT] Vice President, Prof. ASAMI Yasushi @ Urban     http://ua.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/yasami/asami-j.html

5.  18 Jan.  “Digital Transformation in Cities”

[VN] Dr. LE Van Trung (HCMC Univ. of Technology)     https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trung-Van-2

[UT] Director of IINU,Adjunct Prof. OZAWA Kazumasa @ Civil     https://ken-mgt.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/members/kazumasa-ozawa/


Possible Future Urban Policies

6.  22 Jan.  “Urban Sustainability”

[VN] Dr. LUU Duc Minh (Vietnam Ministry of Construction)

[UT] Assoc. Prof. KIKUMOTO Hideki @ Arch. & IIS     http://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~kkmt/

7.  1 Feb.  “New Urban Mobility Service in Cities”

[VN] Dr. PHAN Le Binh @ JICA     https://vju.ac.vn/dr-phan-le-binh-sde81.html

[UT] Prof. FUKUDA Daisuke @ Civil     https://researchmap.jp/fukudai?lang=en





Material [Password is required]

Joint-Lecture of UT-VJU 2021 material



Prof. Daisuke Fukuda (fukuda[at]civil.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp) @ Civil Eng. UT.

Prof. Yasuyoshi Akashi (akashi[at]arch1.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp) @ Architecture. UT.

Assoc. Prof. Ikuro Kasuga (kasuga[at]env.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp) @ Urban Eng. UT.

Assoc. Prof. Shinichi Takeda (takeda.s[at]vju.ac.vn) @ MIE. VJU.