The College of Urban Sciences was organized into the Department of Urban Policy and Administration and the Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering (Major in Construction and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Urban Construction Engineering).
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The urban environment is composed of social and cultural elements such as citizens and activity, physical elements such as land and facilities which interact with each other. The city develops through a continuous cycle of production and degradation that results from the interaction between these factors. In this process, a variety of problems arises in the urban setting. Such problems include overcrowding, traffic congestion, deindustrialization, regional segregation, and social pathology, and in order to solve these problems, a comprehensive approach is required.
In the light of the multi-factorial nature of these problems, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary engineering approach with solid foundations in the humanities and social sciences is required for any expert in the field. Also, to diagnose and prevent urban problems, future-oriented city paradigms which reflect the demands of the 21st century must be developed. Such a paradigm must integrate traditional urban engineering concepts with new creative planning philosophies which encompass the most up-to-date technical knowledge, and which focus particularly on the changes in the industry, university education, and administration which are accompanying the 21st century information revolution.
INU’s Urban Construction Engineering major focuses on systematic, multi-disciplinary research into a variety of urban problems by combining an engineering-centered approach (including study of land use, urban structures, advanced transportation, urban ecology, rivers and waterfronts, and green urban solutions, etc.) and a humanistic and society-centered approach (including study of population statistics, activity mechanics, social ecology, urban culture, geography, and governance, etc.), to develop future-oriented, anthropocentric city models.
In order to establish the urban environment and mindset that is required to meet the demands of the 21st century, a new type of city must be developed―one which is knowledge-based, intelligent, humanistic, comfortable, cultural, technologically advanced, and well-educated―a future-oriented city of functional innovation. INU's urban construction major is the concentration from which the needed creativity and paradigms for future urban development will come, and, through the unified application of basic knowledge and passionate professional training, will be the solution to the problems which are currently faced in the urban setting
With this intention in mind, INU is producing professionals with a strong background in theory and practice, and a complete training system which integrates knowledge from diverse fields, including industry, science, research, and administration. Through the dispatch of such skilled professionals, and the development and accumulation of creative, future-oriented, "ubiquitous" technology of the 21st century, the university aims to provide the basis for modern city paradigms, and solutions to urban economic, transportation, environment, sustainability, severance, and cultural problems, and ultimately create cities which are more useful and more valuable to human life.