סילבוס מקוצרMobility, Transport and Sustainability
Transport is an element in almost every social and economic activity we take part in and is the result of such activity. For this reason, the transport system can be seen as the blood system of our society. The transport system shapes society’s mobility and at the same time the mobility of society (in space and time, but also in social and economic terms) shapes the demand for transport and hence the transport system. The complex relationship between transport and mobility is currently at a state that contradicts the principles of sustainability. This state can be termed “high-carbon mobility” and it makes the transition to “low-carbon mobility” a primary policy goal that its importance and implications are wider and beyond the transport system itself. The course "transport, mobility and sustainability" will discuss in turn the various elements of the mobility and transport system in order to understand the causes and consequences of high-carbon mobility and in order to promote the transition to low-carbon mobility. The course is based on reading background material before each lecture and discussing it then in class. The course also includes active participation of the students in the form of presentations and writing short opinion columns on matters related to the course. At the end of the course each student will have to write an essay on a selected topic related to the course.
50% - Writing an essay on a selected topic (Referat)
30% - Writing a book review
20% - Individual exercises
Policy packaging for sustainable transport
(Parallel requirement: "Mobility, Transport and Sustainability")
Despite the recognition of the need for sustainable transport system, and the need to move towards low-carbon mobility, the transport sector remains almost the only one that cannot curb emissions. At the centre of the new planning policy to create healthy and sustainable cities are the non-motorised modes of transport (mainly walking and cycling) that have seen significant decline in their use over the years, alongside public transport, that in most cases “loses” in the competition with the private car.
The aim of this course is to create a policy package that could bring about significant modal shift to non-motorised modes and public transport in cities, and change in mobility patterns. The methodology of “policy packaging”, which is still at an early stages of research and development, will be at the centre of the course and will be applied by students in a project that will be chosen at the start of the year in collaboration with a local authority or transport operator. The aim of the course is to present at the end a policy package to promote sustainable transport.
70% - Final (group) report presenting the policy package
30% - Exercises