This course focuses on the theory of public planning in the field of civil and environmental engineering. This course starts with the overview of environmental policies and covers social dilemma problem, utility theory, voting theory, social procedures based on legal philosophy and so on. Besides, this course highlights planning theory and its practice including communication process in infrastructure planning. This course encourages students to understand the importance of planning framework and institution in order to realize public planing projects for our better future.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)Have an understanding of planning problems related to civil and environmental engineering, such as climate change and environmental impact due to land development, and have a basic understanding of the corresponding countermeasures.
2)Explain the outlines of social dilemma, utility theories, voting theory and proper process, on the basis of lecture and exercise.
3)Have an understanding of the theory of planning process including communication process and design a specific planning process in brief.
4)Have a basic understanding of social requirements of planning framework and institution.
Infrastructure Planning and Management, Environmental Public Policy, Social Dilemma, Utility, Welfare, Voting, Process, Planning Theory, Communication Process
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, the outline of the class is briefly explained after the previous class is reviewed. Exercise problems are often given to students during the class. Requisite corresponding, discussion is facilitated and its report is required to submit at the beginning of the next class. Preparation is necessary before class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Environmental Policy 1: Overview||Confirmation of the scope within Planning Theory for Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Class 2||Environmental Policy 2: Infrastructure Projects and Regional Public Policy||Environment and Public Utility|
|Class 3||Environmental Policy 3: Perspective of Environmental Public policy and planning||Understanding of Comprehensiveness and Policy Continuity|
|Class 4||Environmental Dilemma 1: Conflict between Public and Private||Public Nature and Public Mind|
|Class 5||Environmental Dilemma 2: Multiphase measures to dilemma resolution||Social Dilemma and Practical countermeasures|
|Class 6||Exercise problems of structuring environmental public policies||Individual Exercise on Environmental Public Policy|
|Class 7||Preference, Utility & Collective decision 1: Fundament of preference and utility||Understanding of Theory of Preference and Utility|
|Class 8||Preference, Utility & Collective decision 2: Expansion of Utility Theory||Understanding of Random Utility Theory|
|Class 9||Preference, Utility & Collective decision 3: Welfare Function and Voting Theory||Understanding of Voting Theory|
|Class 10||Preference, Utility & Collective decision 4: Legal Philosophical Approach||Legal Process and Justice|
|Class 11||Realization of EPP 1: Decision Process of Policy and Plan||Understanding of Planning Process|
|Class 12||Realization of EPP 2: Citizen Participation and Public Involvement||Understanding of Public Involvement|
|Class 13||Realization of EPP 3: Practices of Policy and Plan Making||Practices of Policy Implementation|
|Class 14||Exercise Problems of Plan Evaluation for Civil & Environmental Engineering||Framework and Method of Assessment and Evaluation|
|Class 15||Exercise Problems of Plan Realization for Civil & Environmental Engineering||Exercise on Plan Realization|
All reference books are written in Japanese but all materials used in class can be downloaded through OCW.
Student's course score is based on exercise problems and reports (35%) and final exams (65%).
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.