Infrastructure Planning:   Offered by the School of Architecture

MIP 601 - Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Studio I (6 credits)
Collaborative work on realistic infrastructure projects by teams of students with different professional backgrounds under the supervision of interdisciplinary faculty. A project manager coordinates and ensures that working conditions in practice are simulated in the studio. Projects include analytical, financial and design components and emphasize planning strategies and the coordinating function of the design process. Studio products are presented orally in reviews and documented in written and illustrated reports.

MIP 602 - Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Studio II (6 credits)
A comprehensive planning and design project emphasizing infrastructure technologies and information management. CAD and other computer applications are used to produce computer-generated graphics and multi-media presentations. Although subjects and approaches will vary, the work of the studio is intended to develop the students' ability to deal with all facets of infrastructure planning regardless of previous academic background. The final products must include a full written and illustrated report on the project and the research on which it is based.

MIP 612 - Introduction to Environmental Policy Studies (3 credits)
Introduction to six areas essential to a comprehensive understanding of environmental policy: concepts of environmental policy; tools (law, economics, planning, science, engineering, ethics) for environmental policy; the U.S. perspective (NEPA, clean air and water acts, CERCLA, etc.); the international perspective (Club of Rome models, 1972 UNEP, 1992 Rio, etc.); industrial perspective (pollution prevention/life cycle engineering, privatization, etc.); and the local perspective (New Jersey DEP, NGOs, local industry, shoreline, etc.). Same as EPS 612

MIP 615 - Introduction to Transportation Studies (3 credits)
Prerequisite: elementary probability and statistics. Presentation of the characteristics of the traffic stream, road users, and of vehicles, and a review of traffic flow relationships. Students are exposed to the principal methodologies followed by transportation practices to perform volume, speed, travel time, delay, accident, parking, pedestrian, transit and goods movement studies. Presentation of the principal methodologies used to perform transportation facility capacity analyses for: basic freeway sections, weaving areas, ramps and ramp junctions, multi-lane and two lane roadways, signalized and unsignalized intersections. Students get hands on experience using the highway capacity software (HCS) and SiDRA. Same as CE 660 and Tran 615.

MIP 618 - Public and Private Financing of Urban Areas (3 credits)
Ties government's budget, tax, policy, allocation of resources between public and private sectors, with the structure, development, and growth needs of urban metropolitan areas. Focuses on problems of poverty, transportation, land-use, economic base, relation between central cities and suburban areas, and alternative engineering and economic solutions. Same as Fin 618 and Tran 604.

MIP 631 - History and Theory of Infrastructure (3 credits)
The historical role of infrastructure in the formation of cities and the relation of planning theories to urban culture. Case studies are used to develop effective ways of learning urban design; method and substance are equally emphasized. Concentration on the social, economic, political, technological and topographic factors that affect urban form; analysis of urban design schemata and their relation to patterns of use; and the critical appraisal of planning ideologies and strategies. Same as Arch 631H.

MIP 652 - Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: course or working knowledge of CADD or permission of instructor. Geographical/Land Information System (GIS/LIS) is a computerized system capable of storing, manipulating and using spatial data describing location and significant properties of the earth's surface. GIS is an interdisciplinary technology used for studying and managing land uses, land resource assessment, environmental monitoring and hazard/toxic waste control, etc. Introduces this emerging technology and its applications. Same as CE 602 and Tran 602.

MIP 655 - Land Use Planning (3 credits)
Spatial relations of human behavior patterns to land use: methods of employment and population studies are evaluated; location and spatial requirements are related to land use plans; and concepts of urban renewal and recreational planning are investigated by case studies. Same as Tran 655 and CE 655.

MIP 673 - Infrastructure Planning in Practice (3 credits)
Infrastructure planning principles, methods and tools. Through selected examples, acquaintance with infrastructure planning theories and models, quantitative methods of research and analysis, information management, decision making, and implementation techniques. Same as Arch 673.

MIP 674 - Infrastructure and Architecture (3 credits)
Examination of areas of overlap and continuity between architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, building science and infrastructure. Topics include the typology, programming and design of public facilities; the housing fabric; the relation between built form, urban space and infrastructure. Same as Arch 674.

MIP 675 - Elements of Infrastructure Planning (3 credits)
Introductory survey of the basic principles, operation and design of physical infrastructure systems including roads, public transportation, community facilities, public open space, surface drainage, and electric, gas, water, waste disposal, and telecommunications services. Same as Arch 675.