Courses


Teaching Interests

  1. The provision of water supply and sanitation services in rural areas of developing regions (with a focus on system planning/design, policy development, economics, and social/ethical issues).
  2. International development (with a focus on project/proposal development).
  3. Sustainable development (with a focus on the inter-relationship of technological change, economic growth, industrial development, employment, and the environment in the context of theories of trade, employment, and regulation).
  4. Transportation planning and policy (with a focus on performance measurement, decision theory, and sustainability).
  5. Infrastructure development (with a focus on integrating engineering and social systems).

Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Google+ Community)

UAP 5324 / BSE 4394; 3 Credits; Prerequisites―None; Offered―Spring semesters.

2014-05-12_1540This course examines the planning process for the provision of water supply and sanitation (W&S) services in developing countries. The course is structured to provide both an engineering and policy perspective on the subject. Thus, the readings, class discussions, and assignments require students to think as both an engineer and planner/analyst. The course begins with a review of the state of water and sanitation services in different parts of the world and raises the question of what constitutes access to water. Following this introduction, students study the design of important W&S technologies. Broader environmental and public health considerations in water W&S planning are then considered. Armed with an understanding of critical W&S issues and technologies, in the final section of the course students examine key ideas/topics such as multiple-use water services, demand-oriented planning, service pricing, decentralization vs. centralization of W&S services, community participation in the planning process, and post-construction support.

Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

UAP 5784; 3 Credits; Prerequisites―None; Offered―Fall semesters.

2014-05-12_1545This seminar explores the many dimensions of sustainability and how national, multinational, and international political and legal mechanisms can be used to further sustainable development. It considers the inter-relationship of global economic changes, employment, worker health and safety, and environment in the context of theories of development, trade, technical and organizational innovation, and employment. Mechanisms for resolving the apparent conflicts between these elements are explored.

This seminar is based on the textbook Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development that draws upon both U.S. and international literature. It is intended to stimulate discussion and critical thinking of the key writings in sustainable development.


International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5764; 3 Credits; Prerequisites―None; Offered―Spring semesters.

2014-05-12_1547Concepts and practices in the field of international development have changed dramatically over the past few decades and even the past few years. This studio course is designed to prepare students with the most current approaches to the practice of international development as implemented by leading actors today. Students will learn the traditional project planning tools used by multilateral and financial institutions as well as alternative processes. They will be equipped with a variety of skills necessary for working on development projects in the real world.

Throughout the studio, elements of project development, planning, management, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation will be covered from the perspective of the prevalent development sectors. Emphasis will be placed on synthesizing and practicing skills through the preparation of a proposal for an international development project/program. During the studio, students will work on, present, and critique different elements of their project proposals. To complement the theoretical discussions, several studios will be led by experienced practitioners and academics in the field of international development.

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Advanced Urban Infrastructure Planning (UAP 5854G)

This course will explore the emerging concepts, principles, and methodologies used to advance sustainable urban infrastructure planning. In particular, it will study national and international cases of infrastructure development, with an emphasis on projects in the US and India.

ImageUpon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. describe an infrastructure system using accurate terminology;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts and principles of infrastructure planning;
  3. identify the key features of a sustainable infrastructure system and explain how they promote sustainable development;
  4. apply analytical tools for infrastructure planning;
  5. critically evaluate infrastructure cases/projects/proposals through the lens of sustainability; and
  6. identify the gaps between theoretical principles of sustainable infrastructure and their application in practices.

Time: Tue & Thu 11:00am─12:15pm

Location: Architecture Annex 111

Credits: 3


Previous Course Offerings

2014-2015

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5324 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

UAP 5784 – Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

UAP 5854G – Advanced Urban Infrastructure Planning

2013-2014

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5324 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

UAP 5784 – Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

2012-2013

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5324 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

2011-2012

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5324 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

UAP 5424 – Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

UAP 5954 / UAP 3954 – Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North America

2010-2011

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5984 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

UAP 5424 – Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

UAP 5954 / UAP 3954 – Sustainable Europe: An International Summer Program for Students from North America

2009-2010

UAP 5764 – International Development Planning Studio

UAP 5384 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries

UAP 5424 – Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

2008 – 2009

UAP 5384 / BSE 4394 – Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries





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