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290037 VO Geography of Transport Systems: State and Market - Focus on Transport (2014S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

1. Prüfungstermin:
Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014 16:00 im HS 5A

2. Prüfungstermin:
Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014 17:00 im Seminarraum C0528

3. Prüfungstermin:
Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014 17:00 im Seminarraum C0528
(UNIVIS-Anmeldung 25.11.2014 08:00 bis 16.12.2014 08:00 Uhr)

4. Prüfungstermin:
Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2015 16:00 im Seminarraum C0528
(UNIVIS-Anmeldung 01.02.2015 08:00 bis 25.02.2015 08:00 Uhr)

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 13.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 20.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 27.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 03.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 10.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 08.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 15.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 22.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 05.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 12.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Relevant terms and object of research
2. General framework: spatial and socio-economic basic principles
3. Development of individual traffic modes
4. Commodity flow and modal split in freight traffic
5. Modal split in passenger traffic and public regional passenger traffic
6. Traffic policy, regulatory framework and cost transparency
7. Road transport
8. Rail transport
9. Traffic problems: need for action and strategy
10. Theories, models and traffic simulation
11. Traffic forecasting
12. Future markets and chances for transport geographers

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For any lecture on transport geography there are many possible topics. We will start by defining the object of research, explaining relevant basic terms as well as identifying many task areas.
Specific attention is given to the different perceptions of transport activities and development according to region and customer groups. Beside the study of spatial and socioeconomic basics we will deal with transport structures and the requirements of the market in passenger and freight transport.
In this context the pros and cons of rail and road transport modes, as well as the specific conditions for access and restrictions, marketing concepts and the legal framework will be focused in the analyses.
Separate chapters are devoted to the development and the volume distribution of competing traffic modes (modal split).
Finally we will pose the question of how several different traffic systems operate, which theories are pursued and which approaches are applied when solving traffic problems.
A calculated estimate of future traffic demand (traffic forecasting) and hence the resulting freight- and passenger traffic flows are the basis for regionally meaningful planning as well as the borrowing requirement of infrastructure.
Within the transport policy the state pursues the objective of planning and realizing infrastructure assets with foresight and demand-orientation whilst minimizing costs.
The objectives of the lecture are to come to an understanding of the influence of important stakeholders on several traffic structures and processes, to identify cost drivers, to distinguish frame conditions and present-day problems as well as to demonstrate steering mechanism and future trends in theory and experience.

Examination topics

Lecture
Visualization (maps, graphs, tables, pictures,...)
Role-playing
Guest lecture

Reading list

Helmut Nuhn und Markus Hesse (2006): Verkehrsgeographie.
Matthias Gather, Andreas Kagermeier und Martin Lanzendorf (2008): Geographische Mobilitäts- und Verkehrsforschung.
ÖVG, Arbeitskreis öffentlicher Verkehr (Hrsg.) (2009): Handbuch Öffentlicher Verkehr. Schwerpunkt Österreich.

Further information (in particular internet adresses) you will find in the script of the lecture.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-NPI) (MR3-NPI) (L2-b3, L2-b-zLV)

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