11.165J / 11.477J
Examines efforts in developing and advanced nations and regions to create, finance, and regulate infrastructure and energy technologies from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. Explores how an energy crisis can be an opportunity for making fundamental changes to improve collapsing infrastructure technologies. Introduces the challenges to modern society concerning energy and infrastructure technologies. Reviews the moral hazard aspects of infrastructure and the common arguments for withholding adequate support from new energy and infrastructure technologies. Seminar is conducted with intensive in-class discussions and debates. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.