Programme:

 

Semester & Academic Year:

Semester I, 2014/15

Course Code:

DPR605

Course Title:

Planning Urban and Rural Infrastructure

 

Day & Time:

Saturday   12.00-03.00

Status:

Compulsory

Time Allocation:

 

Course Coordinator:

Prof. P. Wickramagamage/Prof. Deleni Gunawardene

Supporting Lecturers:

 

Method of Evaluation:

Assignments, quizzes:                                                   60%

End Semester Exam:                                                      40%

ILOs

At the end of the course students will be able to

  1. describe different types of infrastructure and the services provided by each type;
  2. compare the options available for the delivery of services in urban and rural areas in terms of cost, benefits, social and environmental impact, sustainability etc.;
  3. use GIS to assess infrastructure options and service delivery;
  4. select suitable solutions for the delivery of services to a given situation.

Week

Lecture Topic

Lecturer’s Name

Hours

01

Infrastructure and/for Development/Role of Infrastructure in Development  

Dr.  Jayawickrama

03

02

Case Study 1:  Urban:Western Province Regional Structure Plan;

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake

 

03

Case Study 2:  Colombo water supply

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake

 

04

Public Service provision of infrastructure

Prof. Deleni G

03

05

Waste Management and Sanitation 

 Dr. Gamunu Herath

03

06

Application of ICTs in rural development context, with special reference to Tele centres, Mobile Technologies and Social Media1

Dr. Harsha Liyanage

03

07

Transport Infrastructure

Dr. Sathyaprasad

03

08

Links of infrastructure to poverty and MDGs

Prof. Deleni G

03

09

Social impacts and benefits  of infrastructure

Prof. Deleni G

 

10

Energy Systems & Sustainability Issues

Mr Padmasiri

03

11

 

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake

03

12

 

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake

 

13

Low income communities; Rural: inland rural Coastal and plantation

Ms.  Shobbana

03

14

Assessing service requirements and planning service delivery using GIS.

Prof. PW

03

15

Assessing service requirements and planning service delivery using GIS.

Prof. PW

03

 

Recommended Readings:                 Lecturer to provide

Assessing service requirements and planning Using GIS

Prof. PW

03

Assignment due dates: Final deadline for assignments:                  Last Day of the Semester

To be decided

 

03

 

 

 

 

Saturday  12.00 – 3.00

 

Week

Lecture Topic

Lecturer’s Name

Hours

01

Dr.  Jayawickrama  -  Department of Economics and Statistics

Infrastructure and/for Development/Role of Infrastructure in Development  

30-08-2014

03

02

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake – Open University

Case Study 1:  Urban: Western Province Regional Structure Plan;

06-09-2014

03

03

Dr. Nalin Wickramanayake – Open University

Case Study 2: 

Colombo water supply

 

 13-09-2014

03

04

Dr. Harsha Liyanage

 Application of ICTs in rural development context, with special reference to Tele centres, Mobile Technologies and Social Media1

20-09-2014

03

05

Dr. Sathyaprasad – Department of Civil Engineering

Transport Infrastructure

27-09-2014

03

06

Prof. Deleni G -  Department of Economics and Statistics

Links of infrastructure to poverty and MDGs

04-10-2014

03

07

Prof. Deleni G -  Department of Economics and Statistics

Social impacts and benefits  of infrastructure

11-10-2014

 

08

Mr Padmasiri

Energy Systems & Sustainability Issues

18-10-2014

03

09

Prof. Deleni Gunawardene-  Department of Economics and Statistics

 Public Service provision of infrastructure

25-10-2014

03

10

Dr. Gamunu Herath – Department of Civil Engineering

Waste Management and Sanitation 

01-11-2014

 

11

Ms.  Shobbana -  Department of Economics and Statistics

Low income communities; Rural: inland rural Coastal and plantation

08-11-2014

03

12

Prof. PW – Department of Geography

Assessing service requirements and planning service delivery using GIS.

15-11-2014

03

13

Prof. PW – Department of Geography

Assessing service requirements and planning service delivery using GIS.

22-11-2014

03

14

Prof. PW – Department of Geography

Assessing service requirements and planning Using GIS

29-11-2014

03

 

Poya Day ?

06--11-2014

 

15

To be decided

13-11-2014

03