2014 - 2015
|0691-2890-01||Issues in Transportation Planning|
|FACULTY OF HUMANITIES|
Issues in Transportation planning
The transport system is often described as the blood system of society and especially that of the economy. Virtually every economic activity, and most social activities, involves the transport of people and goods from one place to another in some form or another. Alongside transport’s contribution to society, through its social and economic benefits, transport activities also entail a cost to society, mainly in the form of negative environmental impacts. Creating a sustainable transport system is a real challenge.
This course will introduce the basic elements of transportation planning as a topical background to learning the main principles of conducting research. The main aim of the course is to guide students in doing their first independent research work and as a preparation for the third-year seminar work. The Pro-seminar work in a chosen subject related to transport planning will be the focus of the course.
50% - Pro-seminar report (Research proposal)
30% - Exercises and presentations
20% - presence and participation in class