The infrastructure planning deals with the impact analysis of civil works (investigation/survey, forecasting and evaluations), procedural analysis (consensus building) and infrastructure management for the purpose of making a better society through the infrastructure construction and their management. This course teaches the fundamentals of infrastructure planning, particularly about the mathematical and social foundations of planning.
To understand the foundations of:
- Mathematical oriented planning theory about planning process, survey, forecasting and evaluation,
- Social oriented planning theory considering that the infrastructure planning deals with human being and their society.
Infrastructure planning, optimization, systems analysis, social theory
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
While teaching theoretical foundations of infrastructure planning, small quiz will also be conducted. Further, the final exam will also be carried out.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Civil works, civil engineering and infrastructure planning||- Plan and planning in Civil Works - Technology oriented planning and comprehensive planning|
|Class 2||Fundamentals of mathematical optimization: (1) Unconstrained case||- Fundamental thought of optimization - Univariate optimization without constraints - Multivariate optimization without constraints|
|Class 3||Fundamentals of mathematical optimization: (2) Linear programming||- Examples of linear programming - Graphical solution method - Gauss-Jordan method|
|Class 4||Fundamentals of mathematical optimization: (3) Basics of nonlinear programming||- Lagrangian method - Karush-Kuhn-Tucher condition|
|Class 5||Fundamentals of mathematical optimization: (4) Advances of nonlinear programming||- Maximum transport problem - Traffic assignment problem|
|Class 6||Fundamentals of mathematical optimization: (5) Algorithms for solving nonlinear programming||- Gradient based method - Convex planning method|
|Class 7||Mathematics of project management||- PERT - CPM|
|Class 8||Demand forecasting methods||- Fundamentals of statistical models - Travel demand forecasting|
|Class 9||Foundations of Cost Benefit Analysis||- Principles of cost benefit analysis - Project life and social discount rate - Computing benefits|
|Class 10||Mathematics of consensus building: (1) Fundamentals of Game Theory||- Strategic situations in infrastructure planning - Description of games - Typical game structures - Best response and Nash equilibria - Mixed strategy|
|Class 11||Mathematics of consensus building: (2) Applications of Game Theory||- Cooperative/Negotiation Games - Externality - Prisoners' dilemma - Environmental problem and economic problem|
|Class 12||Attitude/behavior modification oriented planning theory||- Psychology and infrastructure planning - Attitude theory - Mobility management|
|Class 13||Theory of social decision making, Sociology oriented planning theory||- Theory of social organism - Community theory|
|Class 14||Politics oriented planning theory||- Administrative power - Public involvement|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Satoshi Fujii "(Revised) Infrastructure Planning", Gakugei Shuppansha, 2018. (Handouts will also be distributed).
Introduced at the class.
Small quiz in the class (40%)，Mid-term Assignment (30%), Final Assignment (30%)
Email: fukuda[at mark]plan.cv.titech.ac.jp
Not particular schedule assigned for office hour. Please contact by email for the appointment.