Comprehensive City Planning 都市計画総合

JFY 2013
<Type: Solution Creation / 類型:課題解決促進型> NO. J1300625 / ID: 1380947 From August 2013 to January 2014 Core Phases in Japan: From September 4 to October 26, 2013

This information pertains to one of the Training and Dialogue Programs of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which shall be implemented as part of the Official Development Assistance of the Government of Japan based on bilateral agreement between both Governments.


How? This program “Comprehensive City Planning” addresses institutional capacity strengthening for participating governments to promote appropriate city planning and urban development. it is needed to find a way out of difficulties to make and realize a comprehensive city planning in order to prevent deregulated development and to induce planned urbanization ensuring healthy and cultural living as well as functional urban/regional activities. Especially in the core phase. adding necessary amendments. For whom? This program is offered to central/local government officials in a city with a population of 200.) Based on the history of urban planning and regulation as well as their practices and results in Japan. responsible for the formulation of city planning and related policies/regulations. through three phases. 2) core phase in Japan and 3) finalization phase in home country. Concept Background Many cities in developing countries are facing the challenges of developing appropriate legislation and policies and strengthening capacity of governments to ensure realization of city planning and implementation of urban development projects. in the light of long-term. the participants have opportunities to discuss and make their respective proposals through exchanges of views and experiences with Japanese 2 . The City Planning Law of Japan had been comprehensively revised in 1968. 1) preliminary phase in home country.000 or more. (This law continues to exist today. integrated and realistic perspective. Besides. deterioration of urban residential environments and heavy traffic congestion during the period of rapid economic growth started in the late 1950s. from perspective of urban growth and development history. or the implementation of urban development programs/projects. this program will provide an overview of city planning concepts. All activities are expected to take place in close consultation and discussions between the participants and their governments. and urban development practices in Japan. systems and policies. *The participants are expected to play important roles in efforts of the governments to improve policies. Especially. For what? This program aims to consider improvement plans regarding city planning and urban development against the issues facing recipient countries.I. after experienced a sudden concentration of population to big cities. this program was mainly designed to equip participants with the knowledge to propose responsive measures against urban planning issues/problems in respective countries. regulations and/or administrative and management services for sustainable urban development in their countries.

Albania 4. Philippines. Kenya. 5. Sri Lanka. Peru. site visits and discussions. Period of program Duration of whole program: Preliminary Phase: (in a participant’s home country) Core Phase in Japan: Finalization Phase: (in a participant’s home country) August 2013 to January 2014 August 2013 to September 2013 September 4 to October 26. II. Papua New Guinea. Description 1. *Though this program deals with a wide range of issues on city planning and their countermeasures. with report writing. Brazil. 8. The program combines thematic lectures. participants are expected: 3 . Afghanistan. Total Number of Participants 12 6. Expected Output To achieve the above Program Objective. Program Objective This program aims to consider improvement plans regarding city planning and urban development against the issues facing recipient countries. or the implementation of urban development programs/projects. the emphasis is placed more on the general framework than on the detailed study of methods and laws related to individual projects. 2013 October 2013 to January 2014 3. Target Countries Indonesia. Malaysia. Myanmar.): Comprehensive City Planning (J1300625) 2. Nigeria. Title (J-No. responsible for the formulation of city planning and related policies/regulations.experts. Zambia. Eligible / Target Organization This program is designed for central/local government in a city with a population of 200. Language to be used in this program English 7.000 or more.

) .Comprehensive national development plan.Essential information on understanding city planning in Japan .Framework of city planning system . please see section V. Modules Self-learning Activities .Share and discuss urban development issues . 2013 Participants dispatched by the organizations attend the Program implemented in Japan Modules (1) Inception Report Presentation (2) National and regional Planning Subject .Overview of nastional and regional planning . city environment and urban transportation in Japan. Urban design. administration and financial systems.Urban landscape planning. Urban (3) System for City Planning.Study pre-training materials which will be sent in advance .Land readjustment project .City planning and Infrastructures in Tokyo .Review ex-participants’ output from the same countries including interviewing with them . * For more details. Contents This program consists of the following components. 9.Comparison of city planning system of each country . National spatial plan .For your proposal in the Interim Report which will be made in the end of the core phase in Japan Inception Report Data Preparation (Option) Core Phase in Japan September 4 to October 26. Especially. Urban Landscape 4 .Formulation of Inception Report (Please see section V. comprehensively. 2) To identify the problems/issues relating to city planning and propose an improvement plan of participants' city planning system 3) To acquire the ability of comprehensive urban development planning. and 4) To create synergy effect in collaboration with JICA’s projects in participants’ countries. selected participants are required to formulate individual Reports* in three different phases. Details on each component are given below: Preliminary Phase in a participant’s home country August 2013 to September 2013 Preparation Selected participants make required preparation for the Program in the respective countries.1) To understand the concepts of urban planning.

Development of New Town .Share and discuss urban development issues NOTE: The above contents are subject to minor changes.Land use and urban transport .Correspondence to environmental problems .parks .City planning.Propose an Improvement Plan for Urban Development by respective participants . master plan and its issues . This phase marks the end of the Program. Urban Renaissance (7) New Town Plan (8) Urban Transport relating to City Planning (9) Other Important Topics (10) Case Study (Site Observation) (11) Interim Report Preparation and Presentation .Comprehensive development planning in developing countries . if necessary Finalization Phase in a participant’s home country October 2013 to January 2014 Assessment/Review Participants make a presentation of their Interim Reports to their organizations.Formulation and practice of master plan . Each participating organization assesses or reviews the proposal made in the Interim Report and considers its viability and feasibility.Land use and building control .Comprehension of city planning in several cities . District Plan (6) Urban Redevelopment.Urban renaissance projects in Tokyo .Administrative and financial systems for city planning (4) Master Plan for City Planning Area . Modules Final Report Activities Formulation and submission of Final Report 5 .Overview of district plan .Network plan of public transport Citizen participation Creation of a low-carbon city in Japan Urban disaster prevention and reconstruction GIS in city planning (5) Land Use and Building Control.Urban redevelopment system .Practice of district plan .

Nominees must. (1) be university graduates or equivalent. (5) be both physically and mentally fit for the training. responsible for the formulation of urban development policies/regulations or the implementation of urban development programs/projects. *Pregnancy Pregnant participants are strictly requested to attach the following documents in order to minimize the risk for their health. (Note: If you provide evidence of language ability as tested by a registered body. (4) have a high level of English language ability in speaking and writing. Required Documents for Application (1) Application Form The Application Form is available at the respective countries’ JICA offices or the Embassies of Japan.). Conditions and Procedures for Application 1. and (6) not be serving in the military. 2. Participating organizations are expected to use this program for those specific purposes. participating organizations are expected to ensure enough time for the participants to carry out the activities of the Preliminary Phase described in section II-9. 3. 6 . (3) As this program is designed to facilitate organizations to come up with concrete solutions for their issues. with more than five (5) years of professional experience in city planning and/or urban development.000 or more. in principle. Nominee Qualifications Applying Organizations are expected to adequately select nominees. (3) be in principle forty-five (45) years of age or under. your application would be prioritized against others. (4) Participating organizations are also expected to make the best use of the results achieved by their participants in Japan by carrying out the activities of the Finalization Phase described in section II-9. (2) be administrative officers in the central/local government with a population of 200. Expectations for the Participating Organizations (1) This program is designed primarily for organizations that intend to address specific issues or problems identified in their operation.III. (2) This program is enriched with contents and facilitation schemes specially developed in collaboration with relevant prominent organizations in Japan These special features enable the program to meet specific requirements of applying organizations and effectively facilitate them toward solutions for the issues and problems.

the organizer of this program: July 4. IELTS).1) letter of the participant’s consent to bear economic and physical risks 2) letter of consent from the participant’s supervisor 3) doctor’s letter with agreement of her training participation. which will be used for screening the nominees. The Supplemental Report. the respective countries’ JICA offices (or Embassies of Japan) shall conduct screenings. TOEIC. not to change the program subjects or extend the period of stay in Japan. Procedure for Application and Selection (1) Submitting the Application Documents Closing date for application to the JICA Tokyo International Center in JAPAN. (3) Nominee’s English Score Sheet If nominees have any official documentation of English ability (e. TOEFL. 2013. or any form of employment for profit or gain. Selection shall be made by the JICA Tokyo International Center in consultation with the organizations concerned in Japan based on submitted documents according to qualifications. not to bring any members of their family. 7 . 5. please attach it (or a copy) to the Application Form. 2013 Note: Please confirm the closing date set by the respective countries’ JICA offices or Embassies of Japan of your countries to meet the final date in Japan. Please ask National Staff in JICA office for the details. should be submitted with the Application Form. (3) Notice of Acceptance Notification of results shall be made by the respective countries’ JICA offices (or Embassies of Japan) to the respective Governments by not later than August 2. (2) Supplemental Report (Annex 1) Each nominee is required to prepare the Supplemental Report on the subjects indicated in the Annex 1. to return to their home countries at the end of the program in Japan according to the travel schedule designated by JICA. Conditions for Attendance (1) (2) (3) (4) to observe the schedule of the program.. (2) Selection After receiving the document(s) through due administrative procedures in the respective governments. (5) to refrain from engaging in political activities.g. and send the documents to the JICA Tokyo International Center. 4. The organization with intention to utilize the opportunity of this program will be highly valued in the selection.

Administrative Arrangements 1.go. Infrastructure. including materials (5) For more details. JICA will arrange alternative accommodations for the participants. 4. and “3” is the local area code) If there is no vacancy at JICA TOKYO. (3) Free medical care for participants who become ill after arriving in Japan (costs related to pre-existing illness. please see the brochure for participants titled “KENSHU -IN GUIDE 8 . and (8) to participate the whole program including a preparatory phase prior to the program in Japan. living expenses. Japan TEL: 81-3-3485-7051 FAX: 81-3-3485-7904 (where “81” is the country code for Japan.(6) to observe Japanese laws and ordinances. Travel to Japan (1) Air Ticket: The cost of a round-trip ticket between an international airport designated by JICA and Japan will be borne by JICA.pdf 5. Implementing Partner City Development Bureau. *the traveling time outside Japan shall not be covered. (2) Travel Insurance: Term of Insurance: From arrival to departure in Japan. Please refer to facility guide of TIC at its URL: and shipping (2) Expenses for study tours (basically in the form of train tickets). Accommodation in Japan JICA will arrange the following accommodations for the participants in Japan: JICA Tokyo International Center (JICA TOKYO) Address: 2-49-5 Nishihara. pregnancy. Organizer: JICA Tokyo International Center (JICA TOKYO) 2. (7) to observe the rules and regulations of their place of accommodation and not to change the accommodation designated by JICA. Ministry of Land. participants may be required to return part or all of the training expenditure depending on the severity of said violation. outfit. or dental treatment are not included) (4) Expenses for program implementation. IV. Transport and Tourism (MLIT) 3. If there is any violation of said laws and ordinances. Shibuya-ku. Tokyo 151-0066. Expenses The following expenses will be provided for the participants by JICA: (1) Allowances for accommodation.

Participants are requested to prepare visual material such as MS Power Point for the presentation and bring it to Japan. Overview of city planning and urban development system/method including statistical data of urban area and existing city plan maps/drawings 3. preferably by e-mail to tictee@jica. Problem/Issues to be addressed At the beginning of this program in Japan. Pre-departure Orientation A pre-departure orientation will be held at the respective countries’ JICA offices (or Embassies of Japan). Other Information 1.” which will be given to the selected participants before (or at the time of) the pre-departure orientation. The contents of Inception Report are as follows: 1. Selected participants are required to prepare Inception Report (detailed information is provided in the Annex 2 "Inception Report"). participants are required to formulate reports by three different steps. urban development systems and the current issues/problems that participants and their organizations are now facing in their countries. exclusive of the Supplemental Report attached to the Application From. to provide participants with details on travel to Japan. (1) The first step: Inception Report (Annex 2) Inception Reports should state overview of city planning. 6.BOOK. About your organization. participants should present their Inception Reports within about 20 minutes. The Interim Report includes specific and feasible proposals to solve the urban planning issues/problems. For that purpose. 9 . Formulation of the Reports Participants are required to formulate specific proposals in order to solve issues/problems regarding city planning tackled by participants or their V. (2) The second step: Interim Report Interim Report should be formulated at the end of this program in Japan and participants are requested to give presentations on the Interim Reports within about 20 minutes as they presented Inception Report. The Inception Report should be sent to JICA Tokyo by August 30.go. 2013. conditions of the workshop. responsibilities 2. and other matters.

The Report is prepared through the training programs. VI. 2. Map and Personal Computer In order to make the Interim Report. The participants’ organizations are requested to assess and review the proposals shown in the Interim Reports and study the possibility of evolution of the proposals. Country Data/Information.Statistical data of urban area .Urban Planning System in Japan 2nd Edition . but the number is limited. . 2014. Personal computers are available for the use of participants at JICA Tokyo. It is advisable that participants bring own computers from home countries. Some consultation for drafting the report will be offered by Japanese advisors at the middle of the program in Japan. 2.Existing city plan .Map and drawings relevant to anticipated urban development pilot project area It is highly recommended to be ready to get necessary information/data during the program in Japan from the participants’ organizations through the Internet. Supplemental Report Inception Report 10 . it is requested that participants bring the following items/data from home countries. (3) The third step: Final Report After returning to home countries. Annexes 1. Distribution of Material for Preliminary Phase The material for preliminary study will be sent after the issuance of acceptance notice to those who are selected as participants of the program.Urban Land Use Planning System in Japan 2nd Edition 3. The deadline for submission is January 31. participants are required to share their Interim Reports with colleagues as well as the senior management of the same offices. The returned participants should report the result of their organizations’ assessment/review of their proposals to JICA Tokyo International Center as the Final Report. [Material] .

2. (Note) The above subjects need to be discussed beforehand from the viewpoint of nominee’s and applying organization’s responsibilities. The maximum length is 4 pages (35 lines per page in 12-point font with margins of at least 2. In addition to this information. Please be specific as much as possible.Annex 1 Supplemental Report Purpose of application of the applying organization and expectation on this program of the nominee will be written in “Application Form for the JICA Training and Dialogue Program”.5 cm on all sides). each nominee is requested to attach a Supplemental Report on the following themes to the Application Form. How you and your organization are addressing the issues mentioned above. 3. Urban problems to be solved in your country/city. Improvement needs of the current city planning system. The report should be typewritten in English on A4 size paper (21 cm by 30 cm). The report will be used for screening the nominees. 11 . The report subjects: 1.

g. Comprehensive City Planning. has three phases. city planning and urban development 12 . Through these three phases.Annex 2 Inception Report This program. 2) All the participants can share your issues and backgrounds each other through the You are also requested to make a 20-minute presentation with visual material (e. This will be your objectives of the participation in this program and should be lead to the Interim Report which proposes the solution of the issues. Your Name / Organization / Country 2. 2) core phase in Japan and 3) finalization phase in home country. The Inception Report should be sent to JICA Tokyo International Center by August 30. You are required to prepare the Inception Report providing the information on subjects mentioned below. the participants make their respective proposals on the application of Japanese systems/methods to their countries’ city planning and urban development approaches. The purpose of the Inception Report is as follows: 1) To define the issues of urban development that you face in the work you are in charge of.go. 2013. and master/structure plan (with “City Planning Map” and/or “City Map”) in your country (3) Summary of the land use planning. preferably by e-mail to tictee@jica. Overview of city planning and urban development system/method (1) Introduction of characteristics of your country and city including statistical data of urban area (2) The outline of existing city planning laws and regulations. 1) preliminary phase in home country. About your organization (1) Roles and responsibilities of the organization (2) Organization chart (3) Your responsibilities 1) Your post 2) Outline of the job you are in charge of 3. MS Power Point) in the beginning of the Program in Japan. Contents of Inception Report 1.

within 10 pages. Problem/Issues to be addressed (1) The issues and problems regarding city planning including issues you are currently tackling (2) The causes and backgrounds of the issues and problems (3) Your idea to address the above-mentioned issues and problems Format (1) The Report The report should be typewritten in English on A4 size paper (21 cm by 30 cm). 13 . Problem/Issues to be addressed”.method/approach practiced in your country 4. You need to avoid the presentation on just the mere introduction of your country. (2) MS Power Point presentation The presentation should focus on “Section 4. formatted in digital data.

these skills and knowledge have been adapted and/or improved using local skills. gender mainstreaming. Training Programs have long occupied an important place in JICA operations. was the “adopt and adapt” concept by which a wide range of appropriate skills and knowledge have been imported from developed countries. ranging from education. health. they provide partner countries with opportunities to acquire practical knowledge accumulated in Japanese society. and environmental protection. most of the know-how that has enabled Japan to become what it is today has emanated from this “adoption and adaptation” process. with the challenge of explaining a body of “tacit knowledge. This difficulty has to do. About 460 pre-organized programs cover a wide range of professional fields. rural development. Conducted in Japan. regardless of the specific operational scheme one may be undertaking.” a type of knowledge that cannot fully be expressed in words or numbers. would like to invite as many leaders of partner countries as possible to come and visit us. Within this wide range of programs. which. We presume that such experiences. development study projects. so that integration of their findings might help them reach their developmental objectives. JOCV programs. has been accompanied by countless failures and errors behind the success stories. in part. They finally became internalized in Japanese society to suit its local needs and conditions.e. service provision organizations. both successful and unsuccessful. At the core of this process. training programs. Simply stated. Adding to this difficulty are the social and cultural systems of Japan that vastly differ from those of other Western industrialized countries. However. Some programs are organized to target a certain group of countries with similar developmental challenges. coming to Japan might be one way of overcoming such a cultural gap. trade and finance. it is rather challenging to share with our partners this whole body of Japan’s developmental experience. 14 . development projects. as well as research and academic institutions. which started more than 140 years ago. Japanese Development Experience Japan was the first non-Western country to successfully modernize its society and industrialize its economy. Participants dispatched by partner countries might find useful knowledge and re-create their own knowledge for enhancement of their own capacity or that of the organization and society to which they belong. infrastructure. and witness the advantages as well as the disadvantages of Japanese systems. to agriculture.For Your Reference JICA and Capacity Development The key concept underpinning JICA operations since its establishment in 1974 has been the conviction that “capacity development” is central to the socioeconomic development of any country. From engineering technology to production management methods. and hence still remain unfamiliar to many partner countries. to mingle with the Japanese people. i. JICA. etc. expert assignments. will be useful to our partners who are trying to address the challenges currently faced by developing countries. A variety of programs are being customized to address the specific needs of different target organizations. of course. energy. therefore. knowledge and initiatives. such as policy-making organizations.

Tokyo 151-0066.CORRESPONDENCE For enquiries and further information. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA TOKYO) Address : 2-49-5. Nishihara. Shibuya-ku. Japan TEL : +81-3-3485-7051 FAX : +81-3-3485-7904 15 . please contact the JICA office or the Embassy of Japan. address correspondence to: Tokyo International Center. Further.

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