MUD International Design Workshop 2010
The 2010 urban design workshop took place in Karatsu Japan. Nine Berkeley urban design students joined students and faculty from Japan, China, Europe, and India to work on a historic castle town , Karatsu, located on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu. Like many small- to medium-sized cities in Japan, Karatsu has a shrinking and aging population. The work focused on improved living conditions in the historic core and on Karatsu's location at a large estuary that once served as a natural harbor for trade with China and Korea.