The original intention of this book is to spread the post-earthquake rebuilding design experience of Japan.
This book is based on “Normativismus”, and made up with three sections as basic concepts of
planning and design, design methods of apartment complex and introductions of recent characteristic
cases. It systematically introduced various kind of uptown plan and the design thoughts and methods of
ecotype architectures, and explores the problems such as how, who and what to build the uptown and the
downtown of the big city in the future, and what kind of role the local government should play. This book
also collected many topics and facts about construction of uptown and downtown.