This course focuses on planning and designing urban/transportation infrastructure. It covers the fundamentals skills about presentation explaining significance and reasonableness of the projects, design of infrastructures, and logical evaluation of the projects considering various stakeholders and elements.
This course consistｓ of lectures and a group work. In a group work, each group deals with a topic about transit planning, and urban planning of certain local regions. Each group creates planning/designing alternatives, and conducts evaluation of alternatives. Students report their achievement by mid-term/final presentations, reports, and deliverable.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of fundamental skills of project management.
2) Produce a report of the projects which includes logical explanation and evaluation based on findings.
3) Have skills of identifying issues of a project and proposing alternatives.
4) Have an understanding of logical evaluation of the projects considering various stakeholders and elements.
5) Acquire the oral competence necessary to make presentations in Japanese, articulate views/ideas/findings, etc., and debate effectively.
Transportation planning, Urban planning, Infrastructure planning, Infrastructure projects, Infrastructure design
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course consistｓ of lectures and group works. In a group work, students are required to conduct literature review, on-site review/survey, planning/designing alternatives, and evaluation of alternatives. Students report their achievement by mid-term/final presentations, reports, and deliverable. Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance, Explanation about topics of group work, Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 1.||Conduct literature review about a topic|
|Class 2||Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 2. Group discussion about literature.||Conduct on-site review|
|Class 3||Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 3. Group discussion about the target area of the project. Group discussion about identifying issues of the project.||Review objectives of planning|
|Class 4||Lecture about fundamental skills for project management 4. Group discussion about concept of the project.||Preparation of the study tour|
|Class 5||Study tour of infrastructure.||Review the study tour|
|Class 6||Group discussion about survey for evaluation.||Conduct on-site survey|
|Class 7||Survey and analysis of survey results.||Review the survey results|
|Class 8||Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation.||Preparation of evaluation about plan|
|Class 9||Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation.||Make mid-term presentation and report|
|Class 10||Mid-term presentation．||Review the discussion in the presentation|
|Class 11||Group discussion about planning alternatives and their evaluation.||Preparation of designing|
|Class 12||Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation.||Preparation of evaluation about design|
|Class 13||Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation.||Have a discussion about structure of final report|
|Class 14||Group discussion about design alternatives of and their evaluation.||Make final presentation|
|Class 15||Final presentation and debate.||Make final report|
Text book is provided during class.
Course materials are provided during class.
Students’ course scores are based on exercise (40%), report (30%), presentation (20%), and deliverable (10%)
Full attendance of lectures, mid and final presentations are compulsory.