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.
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.
Urban planning, Transportation planning, Regional planning, Local planning, Infrastructure planning, Infrastructure project
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication 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 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||Analysis of the data from the survey. / Group discussion about the fundamental concept of the target project. / Site investigation for target projects.||Summarize and analyze the survey data. /Establish the fundamental concept/vision of the target project. Conduct site investigation and extract issues.|
|Class 6||Study tour for infrastructure projects (tentative).||Summarize the study tour results and remark the own idea about the project.|
|Class 7||Mid-term presentation.||Create mid-term presentation and report.|
|Class 8||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 9||Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (1).||Compare the project alternatives.|
|Class 10||Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (2).||Compare the project alternatives.|
|Class 11||Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (3).||Compare the project alternatives.|
|Class 12||Group discussion about the design of planning alternatives (4).||Compare the project alternatives.|
|Class 13||final presentation.||final presentation.|
|Class 14||Re-examination of the contents of final presentation and make the final report.||Make final proposal.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 50 minutes preparing for class and another 50 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
The original textbook of the course is provided.
Course materials are provided during class.
Students’ course scores are based on exercise (40%), report (30%), presentation (20%), and deliverables (10%)
Full attendance of lectures, mid and final presentations are compulsory.
No prerequisites, but the students of Civil & Eng. Department will be prioritized to take this course due to the capacity constraints.
Date of study tour is tentative, and the final version of the schedule is shown in the first class.