Management of Urban Infrastructures – part 1

Type product

Management of Urban Infrastructures – part 1

Coursera (CC)
Logo van Coursera (CC)
Opleiderscore: starstarstarstar_halfstar_border 7,2 Coursera (CC) heeft een gemiddelde beoordeling van 7,2 (uit 6 ervaringen)

Tip: meer info over het programma, prijs, en inschrijven? Download de brochure!

Beschrijving

When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Sustainability, Resilience and Efficiency are fundamental considerations for city managers in managing urban infrastructures. Today, more than 3.9 billion people, making up more than 54% of the global population, live in cities. Urbanization is expected to continue in the coming years, raising the urban population to 6.0 billion by 2045. This dramatic increase in urban populations will inevitably increase the demand for energy, mobility (transportation), water, and other urban services in every city around the world. Without functional governance and management structures that ensure efficient, resilient and sustainable performance in cities, the current urbanization …

Lees de volledige beschrijving

Veelgestelde vragen

Er zijn nog geen veelgestelde vragen over dit product. Als je een vraag hebt, neem dan contact op met onze klantenservice.

Nog niet gevonden wat je zocht? Bekijk deze onderwerpen: Urban management, Ruimtelijke Ordening, Bouw, Regionale Ontwikkeling en Volkshuisvesting.

When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Sustainability, Resilience and Efficiency are fundamental considerations for city managers in managing urban infrastructures. Today, more than 3.9 billion people, making up more than 54% of the global population, live in cities. Urbanization is expected to continue in the coming years, raising the urban population to 6.0 billion by 2045. This dramatic increase in urban populations will inevitably increase the demand for energy, mobility (transportation), water, and other urban services in every city around the world. Without functional governance and management structures that ensure efficient, resilient and sustainable performance in cities, the current urbanization growth might become a catastrophic risk threatening the quality of life of the humanity. Sustainable development in 21st century can only be realized by introducing innovations in both management and operations of urban infrastructures systems. Developing management practices that effectively integrates the processes of urban planning with urban infrastructures planning and management is a challenging goal that many cities are struggling with nowadays, but is a must for transforming cities to sustainable and resilient engines of growth in both developing and developed economies. This course will provide you with the basic principles of urban infrastructure management that are fundamental for building prosperous cities that are sustainable, resilient and efficient. In order to obtain a certificate for this course, the participants have to pass four graded quizzes and complete four mandatory assignments, plus a final exam. In addition to the graded assignments students have the option to write a 7-10 page peer-reviewed case study about management of energy OR transportation system in their city (on your own choice). The best case studies will be also evaluated by our jury at IGLUS and the authors of the 3 best case studies will win a full tuition fee waiver scholarship to enroll in the IGLUS professional training program in Spring 2017. You can also pre-enroll in our upcoming MOOC on Smart Cities now. Find our more here: http://iglus.org/smart-cities-mooc/

Created by:  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Taught by:  Matthias Finger, Professor

    EPFL, ITPP, MIR, IGLUS Lab
Commitment 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: French How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Travail en cours

Chaque cours fonctionne comme un manuel interactif en proposant des vidéos préenregistrées, des quiz et des projets.

Aide de la part de vos pairs

Connectez-vous à des milliers d'autres étudiants et débattez sur des idées, discutez le contenu du cours et obtenez de l'aide pour en maîtriser les concepts.

Certificats

Obtenez une reconnaissance officielle pour votre travail et partagez votre réussite avec vos amis, vos collègues et vos employeurs.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Block 1 - Introduction to Urban Infrastructures - Introduction to MUI MOOC



Welcome to the 1st block: an Introduction to Urban Infrastructures. In this block we will start by exploring the key challenges faced by urban infrastructures (1-2), and then we will learn about the main urban infrastructure systems (1-3), and their main dimensions (1-4). Finally, Mr. Vincent Lusser will provide us with a practitioner’s perspective on urban infrastructures (1-5). To complete this block, first watch the five videos, and visit the discussion forum where other learners and our TA team will answer any questions and facilitate a debate on the concepts treated in the section. After watching the videos, make sure to read the reading assigned for the block. In it, you will find a summary of the lecture content, and an illustrative case study of the urban infrastructure challenges facing Mexico City, the largest urban agglomeration in the Western hemisphere. Finally, when you feel ready, complete the quiz “What did I learn in Block 1?” to assess your knowledge, and Short Answer Assignment 1, to apply what you have learned to your own city.


6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Lecture: Introduction to the MUI MOOC
  2. Video: 1-1 Introduction to the MUI course
  3. Demande de discussion: Discussion about the content of the block
  4. Video: 1-2 Key Challenges to Urban Infrastructures
  5. Video: 1-3 The main urban infrastructure systems
  6. Video: 1-4 The main dimensions of urban infrastructures
  7. Video: 1-5 Interview with Mr.Vincent Lusser - Geneva
  8. Video: 1-6 Analytical perspective for approaching urban infrastructures
  9. Lecture: Reading 1 - Introduction to urban infrastructures

Graded: What did I learn in Block 1?
Graded: Short answer assignment 1

WEEK 2


Block 2 - Introduction to Principles of Urban Infrastructure Management



Welcome to the 2nd block: an Introduction to Principles of Urban Infrastructure Management. In this block, we first answer the question: “What do urban infrastructure managers do?” (2-1), and then we study how to manage different stakeholders and their associated performance objectives (2-2). Next, we will learn about the main dimensions for urban infrastructure management (2-3), the main schools of thought in managing urban infrastructure systems (2-4), and we will finish with an interview with Mr. Christoph Rothballer, from Boston Consulting Group (2-5). Once you have watched the five videos in this block, you may want to visit the discussion forums where you can express your doubts and debate the contents of the lectures. In the 2nd block reading, you will find a summary of the lecture content, and a dramatic illustrative case study that explores the challenges in supplying drinking water in Detroit. Finally, asses your knowledge of the block’s concepts in the quiz “What did I learn in Block 2?”, and answer the Short Answer Assignment 2 to explore how the concepts apply to your city.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: 2-1 Introduction: What do urban infrastructure managers do?
  2. Demande de discussion: Discussion about the content of the block
  3. Video: 2-2 Managing stakeholders and related performance objectives
  4. Video: 2-3 The main dimensions for urban infrastructure managers
  5. Video: 2-4 Schools of thought in managing urban infrastructure systems
  6. Video: 2-5 Interview with Mr. Christoph Rothballer - BCG
  7. Video: 2-6 Role of the ICTs in urban infrastructures
  8. Lecture: Reading 2 - Foundations of urban infrastructure management

Graded: What did I learn in Block 2?
Graded: Short answer assignment 2

WEEK 3


Block 3 - Introduction to Urban Energy Management



Welcome to the 3rd block: an Introduction to Urban Energy Management. We now move into the two last blocks, which deal with specific urban infrastructure systems, in this case, the urban electricity system. First we will be introduced to urban energy infrastructures (3-1), we will then move on to understanding urban electricity systems (3-2). We will then learn how to manage urban electricity systems (3-3) and discover what challenges and opportunities must be confronted (3-4). Finally, an interview with Mr. Thierry Clement, from Veolia, will provide us with the perspective of a leading utility firm (3-5). After watching the five videos in this block, visit the discussion forums to solve your doubts or express your thoughts on the lecture content. In the 3rd block reading you will find a summary of the lecture content, and an illustrative case study exploring the transition towards a sustainable urban energy system in Copenhagen. Finally, test your knowledge of the block’s concepts in the quiz “What did I learn in Block 3?”, and answer Short Answer Assignment 3 and discover the urban electricity system in your city.


5 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: 3-1 Introduction to urban energy infrastructures
  2. Demande de discussion: Discussion about the content of the block
  3. Video: 3-2 Understanding urban electricity systems
  4. Video: 3-3 Managing the urban electricity system
  5. Video: 3-4 Challenges and opportunities in urban energy systems
  6. Video: 3-5 Managing Urban Energy Systems - Interview with an Expert from the Veolia group
  7. Lecture: Reading 3 - Management of Urban Electricity Systems

Graded: What did I learn in Block 3?
Graded: Short answer assignment 3

WEEK 4


Block 4 - Introduction to Urban Transport Management



Welcome to the 4th block: an Introduction to Urban Transport Management. In this block, we will study the ever-important urban transportation system. We will begin with an introduction to urban transportation systems (4-1), and then we will learn how to manage urban transportation systems (4-2). Prof. Robert E. Paaswell, from the City University of New York, will lecture us on the challenges of managing urban transport (4-3), and Mr. Beat Muller, from CarPostal, will complement Prof. Paaswell’s views, but from the practitioner perspective (4-4). Finally we will address the broader challenges of urban transportation (4-5), and conclude the MOOC with a short wrap up (4-6). After watching the six intense videos in this block, go visit the discussion forums to solve any doubts or simply share your comments on the topic of the lecture. You will find a summary of the content, as well as an illustrative case study on the revolutionary transformation of Seoul’s transport system in the 4th block reading. To conclude the block, test your knowledge in the quiz “What did I learn in Block 4?”, and answer Short Answer Assignment 4 to investigate how the concepts on urban transportation apply to your city.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: 4-1 Introduction to urban transportation systems
  2. Demande de discussion: Discussion about the content of the block
  3. Video: 4-2 Managing the urban transportation system
  4. Video: 4-3 Lecture by Prof. Robert E. Paaswell - CUNY
  5. Video: 4-4 Interview with Mr. Beat Muller - CarPostal
  6. Video: 4-5 Broader challenges and new opportunities
  7. Video: 4-6 Conclusion of the MUI MOOC
  8. Lecture: Reading 4 - Urban transportation systems

Graded: What did I learn in Block 4?
Graded: Short answer assignment 4

WEEK 5


Finishing the MOOC



You are almost done! The last step to finish the required coursework of this MOOC is to take the final exam. We also encourage you to take on the optional challenge of writing a peer-reviewed case study about your own city to win the big prize of the MUI MOOC !


1 reading expand


  1. Examen par les pairs: Optional case study
  2. Lecture: End of the course...
  3. Demande de discussion: End of the course discussion

Graded: Final exam

Blijf op de hoogte van nieuwe ervaringen

Er zijn nog geen ervaringen.

Deel je ervaring

Heb je ervaring met deze cursus? Deel je ervaring en help anderen kiezen. Als dank voor de moeite doneert Springest € 1,- aan Stichting Edukans.

Er zijn nog geen veelgestelde vragen over dit product. Als je een vraag hebt, neem dan contact op met onze klantenservice.

Download gratis en vrijblijvend de informatiebrochure

Aanhef
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)

Heb je nog vragen?

(optioneel)
We slaan je gegevens op om je via e-mail en evt. telefoon verder te helpen.
Meer info vind je in ons privacybeleid.