The Next Generation of Infrastructure

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We increasingly depend on reliable and affordable supply of energy, water, transport, telecommunication and information services to improve livability and facilitate economic development. However, today's infrastructure systems are drastically changing. They are becoming more and more web-based, interconnected and transnational, with increasingly fragmented public and private ownership, while new technologies are on their way. The capital need for investment in new infrastructures and upgrading of ageing infrastructures is tremendous.

During this infrastructure course you will learn to examine these challenges from a new, combined engineering and social sciences perspective. Subsequently we will focus on the challenges that complex adaptive infrastructure systems pose for governance, management and decision-making in a world full of uncertainties. In the last part of the course, we will introduce a selection of topics and too...

We increasingly depend on reliable and affordable supply of energy, water, transport, telecommunication and information services to improve livability and facilitate economic development. However, today's infrastructure systems are drastically changing. They are becoming more and more web-based, interconnected and transnational, with increasingly fragmented public and private ownership, while new technologies are on their way. The capital need for investment in new infrastructures and upgrading of ageing infrastructures is tremendous.

During this infrastructure course you will learn to examine these challenges from a new, combined engineering and social sciences perspective. Subsequently we will focus on the challenges that complex adaptive infrastructure systems pose for governance, management and decision-making in a world full of uncertainties. In the last part of the course, we will introduce a selection of topics and tools (modeling & simulation, value sensitive design, standards, ICT-architecture) which will help you to improve the adequacy of infrastructure systems and services, while dealing with the risks and vulnerabilities of infrastructure interdependencies.

In our case studies, we will focus on topical developments and policies, such as sustainable energy transition (including smart grids), urbanization and its impact on infrastructures, the challenges of climate change and water scarcity, and the phenomenon of inverse infrastructure development (self-organization).  

If you are interested or involved in the functioning of today's and tomorrow's infrastructures, this course is an exceptional learning opportunity, whether you are a student or a professional. You will be interacting with peers all over the world and we will present a large number of case studies.

The course is based on the results of an extensive and renowned international research programme titled 'Next Generation Infrastructures' (NGInfra).

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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Gabriel Asechemie

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
As an entrepreneur starting up an Innovative energy and engineering service company in Nigeria, Africa. Its very important to for us to fully understand the trends, tools, skills and strategies involved in navigating the digital Industry (IIOT).
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3 years, 1 month ago
Awesome, did not know it was possible to study this important topic. Lots of reading material, with hundreds of pages of optional downloads.
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Atar Singh

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3 years, 7 months ago
This course will provide me the opportunities to learn challenges in designing the infrastructure for next generation.
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3 years, 8 months ago
I like this course because, as civil engineer and engineering project management/disaster risk management/airport engineering and management specialist, I value the integrated system approach of infrastructure development aligned with disaster risk management plan. I expect emphasis will be put on building resilience of infrastructures and on dealing with uncertainties related to natural disasters as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Moreover, financial strategies need to be exhibited such as Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs), evaluation and high-level decision-making. I plan to take later the course of The Next Generation of Infrastructure.
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