Title Principles of Infrastructure
Subtitle Case Studies and Best Practices
Author Hideo Nakamura, Kotaro Nagasawa, Kazuaki Hiraishi, Atsushi Hasegawa, KE Seetha Ram, Chul Ju Kim, Kai Xu
ISBN 9784899741077
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 432
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
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Description:

Infrastructure is a priority around the world for all stakeholders. Infrastructure projects can continue for several years, from planning and construction to the provision of services. As development in Asia and the Pacific accelerates, governments must invest more in infrastructure to ensure continued economic growth.

This book draws on lessons and case studies from Japan and worldwide, covering broad and long-term infrastructure projects. It describes the principles of developing quality infrastructure and focuses on the various steps of a project—from design, planning, and construction to operation and management. It also discusses overseas development assistance, taking examples from Asian Development Bank and World Bank projects. This book is an important reference tool for policy makers in Asia who are planning and implementing large-scale public infrastructure.


Contents:

Tables, Figures, and Boxes

Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

Preface to the English Edition

Preface

 

Introduction

Chapter 1. Various Infrastructure Systems and Their Development

Chapter 2. Principles for Infrastructure Development

Chapter 3. Infrastructure Commercialization and Business Entity

Chapter 4. Infrastructure Planning and Decision Making

Chapter 5. Development of Infrastructure

Chapter 6. Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure

Chapter 7. International Cooperation for Developing Infrastructure Projects

 

Afterword

Index


About the Authors:

Hideo Nakamura is president emeritus of Tokyo City University, a professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and an advisor of the Japan Civil Engineering Consultants Association. He has been a professor at the University of Tokyo, supervising and teaching at the department of Civil Engineering on Spatial and Regional Planning. He obtained an engineering degree at the University of Tokyo in 1958 and began working in what is now subway operator Tokyo Metro Co. In 1966 he began his academic career, starting as an associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science; then associate professor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1970; and professor of the University of Tokyo in 1977. In 1996, he began working for the Institute for Transport Policy Studies while assuming the post of emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo. At Tokyo City University, he became a professor in 1997, president from 2004 to 2013, then president emeritus. He obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1966 and received an honorary doctorate from Université Lumière (France), honorary doctorate from Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany), and the Dupuis Prize from the World Conference on Transport Research Society.

Kotaro Nagasawa joined the Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) after graduating from university and has been working at MRI to date. He has experience in research on transportation and regional planning and has served as director of departments of infrastructure research, healthcare research, personnel, and public relations. After 2 years as a president of MRI’s research and development subsidiary company, he is currently a managing executive officer of MRI and the head of its think tank unit whose research business scope covers regional development, infrastructure, healthcare and wellness, global environment, energy, science and technology policy, and nuclear safety. He has published papers on infrastructure management and social security policy. He obtained his BA in civil engineering in 1983 from the University of Tokyo, an MSc from the University of Cambridge in 1990, and a PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1995.

Kazuaki Hiraishi joined the Mitsubishi Research Institute in 1984 after graduating from the University of Tokyo where he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, majoring in regional planning. After taking positions in regional planning, transport planning, and transport economics, he worked for the Institute for Transport Policy Studies, which is a research organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan, from 1995 to 1997. He carried out “A Study on the Indicator and Measures for Improving Urban Railways” at the Institute for Transport Policy Studies. He was awarded with a PhD from the University of Tokyo on the results of this study in 2000. After that, he has taken positions in overseas business, macroeconomics, and regional development, among others. He is now the secretary general of the Platinum Network Society.

Atsushi Hasegawa joined the Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) in 1993 after graduating from the graduate school of the University of Tokyo where he received a master’s degree in civil engineering majoring in regional planning. At MRI, he has engaged in research and consulted on broad areas such as infrastructure planning and economic evaluation, private finance initiative/public private partnership, risk analysis and real option, food safety, active senior lifestyles, and institutional system design. He has been a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, teaching construction management, and was a part-time lecturer at Waseda University, teaching on real option. He obtained his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in civil engineering and PhD in 1991, 1993, 2007 respectively from the University of Tokyo.

KE Seetha Ram is a senior consulting specialist for capacity building and training at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and task manager for the partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Concurrently, he is a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, teaching and conducting research on policies and institutional mechanisms; and also advises JR East on human resources development for India’s first high-speed rail. He obtained his PhD in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1990, a master degree from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand in 1986, and bachelor degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras in 1984. He is a fellow at the faculty of engineering of the University of Tokyo.

Chul Ju Kim is deputy dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). A national of the Republic of Korea, he was a secretary to the country’s president for economic and financial affairs before joining ADBI. For more than 30 years he has been a key policy maker, dealing with macroeconomic, financial, and social issues. He was deputy minister for planning and coordination, director general of the Economic Policy Bureau, and director general of the Public Policy Bureau, Ministry of Strategy and Finance. He also has extensive experience in international development, specifically at the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He holds a BA in economics from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, and an MS in finance from Georgia State University, United States.

Kai Xu is a research associate at ADBI and a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo. At ADBI, his interests include multilateral cooperation and sustainable infrastructure development. He works on capacity building and training programs that provide platforms for discussion and information sharing on development practices and country experiences. He is pursuing a PhD at the University of Tokyo, where he focuses on the management of transport infrastructure. He holds a BA in civil engineering and an MA in bridge engineering from Tongji University, the People’s Republic of China. Previously, he worked in the Municipal Engineering Department at Tongji Architectural Design Company in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.


Target Audience:

This book is an important reference tool for policy makers in Asia who are planning and implementing large-scale public infrastructure. It is useful for people interested in economics, regional cooperation and integration, transport, urban development and civil engineering.

 

 
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