Urban infrastructure development in economically underdeveloped countries
The course increases the knowledge and understanding for differing cultural and economic circumstances or boundary conditions when planning new infrastructure solutions in an international context. Students will learn how to identify structural problems and adapt technical solutions to local settings. Special attention is directed on the ability to balance the economic feasibility versus the ecological necessity of a project when developing new infrastructural solutions.
The course provides insight into environmental, economic as well as socio-cultural conditions and prerequisites in non-industrialized societies. Suitable technical solutions specifically developed for local requirements are being presented and investigated. Special focus is laid on:
Waste amounts and composition,
Waste management organization,
Working in developing countries,
Technical solutions for the collection, transport and treatment of waste streams,
Innovative and/or low cost sanitation systems,
Treatment and reuse of black, brown, yellow, grey and rainwater.