2019 Infrastructure Planning and Design

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Academic unit or major
Civil Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yai Tetsuo  Asakura Yasuo  Muromachi Yasunori  Fukuda Daisuke  Nakanishi Wataru 
Course component(s)
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-8(M114)  Fri5-8(M114)  
Group
-
Course number
ZUT.D230
Credits
1.5
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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 1. urban expressway, 2. transit planning, 3. urban planning of certain local regions, and 4. urban and housing planning. Each group creates planning/designing alternatives, and conducts evaluation of alternatives. Students report their achievement by mid-term/final presentations, reports, and deliverable.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

Urban planning, Transportation planning, Regional planning, Local planning, Infrastructure planning, Infrastructure project

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance and intruction about topics of group work. Lecture no.1 about fundamental skills. Understand the role of this project study.
Class 2 Lecture no.2 about fundamental skills. Group discussion about fundamental information about projects. Conduct literature review about target projects.
Class 3 Lecture no.3 about fundamental skills. Group discussion about the results of the literature review. Summarize literature review result and extract inherit problems of the target projects.
Class 4 Lecture no.4 about fundamental skills. Preparation for the site-survey. Preparation of the site investigation.
Class 5 Site investigation for target projects. Conduct site investigation and extract issues.
Class 6 Study tour for infrastructure projects. Summarize the study tour results and remark the own idea about the project.
Class 7 Analysis of the data from the survey./Group discussion about the fundamental concept of the target project. Summarize and analyze the survey data./Establish the fundamental concept/vision of the target project.
Class 8 Mid-term presentation. Create mid-term presentation and report.
Class 9 Re-examination of the fundamental concept of the target project. Review the comments from the mid-term presentation and modify the concept of the projects.
Class 10 Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (1). Compare the project alternatives.
Class 11 Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (2). Compare the project alternatives.
Class 12 Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (3). Compare the project alternatives.
Class 13 Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (4). Make detailed investigation of the selected project.
Class 14 Preparation of the final presentation. Create the slices for final presentation.
Class 15 Final presentation. Create the final report.

Textbook(s)

Text book is provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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.

Related courses

  • ZUT.G230 : Exercise on Civil and Environmental Planning
  • Fudamentals of Infrastructure Planning

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites, but the students of Civil & Eng. Department will be prioritized to take this course due to the capacity constraints.

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