Public Infrastructure Management

Description: The course explores the management of public infrastructure in all its complexity — including streets, highways, and sidewalks; public transportation; street lighting and traffic control systems; potable water; wastewater and drainage; parks, recreation facilities, and other public open spaces; communications systems, public buildings, solid waste handling and disposal, and others. It presents a five-part model of infrastructure management, including planning and programming, facility design, construction, operations and maintenance, and monitoring and evaluation, Each step in the process is discussed, together with its relationship to the others. The course provides sufficient detail to allow the student to gain a practical grasp of contemporary public infrastructure management policies and practices. A one-day charrette allows students working in teams to develop infrastructure management responses to challenging infrastructure crisis scenarios.

provider: Northwestern University