Urban Engineering Course Lectures, Articles and Notes
“Urban engineering can more properly be described as the branch of engineering that covers all the civil and environmental engineering services related to the range of complex problems associated with infrastructure, services, buildings, environmental and land-use issues generally encountered in urban areas.”
Urban engineers provide physical definition of the urban habitat, by planning, designing, building/constructing, operating and maintaining the infrastructure including buildings and roads. This infrastructure, on one hand, facilitates the social and economic interactions within the urban habitat through ubiquitous transportation and communication systems. On the other hand, it also directly affects physical health and ecological balance within the urban system through the provision of drinking water, air quality and waste treatment.