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Study Abroad Summer Program: Tokyo

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Tokyo: Planning and Urbanism

The Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD)—Planning, Urban Environmental Systems Management, Historic Preservation, and Facilities Management—offer six courses that include an international component. In addition to PSPD graduate students, these seven courses are open to other graduate students, fifth-year architects, and others with the permission of the instructors in the course and one of the two PSPD co-coordinators. All courses offer three credits. The courses involve study in Brooklyn both before and after the excursion element. In alternating summers, students can either travel to Tokyo, Japan, for intensive research on placemaking and urban design; or to Istanbul, Turkey, for a mini-studio addressing urban development topics. Every January, students can participate in a studio in and on behalf of a South India community, where the intention is to create a comprehensive sustainability, preservation, and land use plan over a period of years. Every spring break, students have the chance to travel to Sao Paolo, Brazil, in connection with work with graduate students there comparing conditions and best practices for a selected community sustainability topic.

  • Graduate
  • Architecture
  • Two weeks Summer
  • Three credits