Universität Wien FIND

290133 PS Sustainable Urban Transport and Mobility (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Die Lehrveranstaltung von Gastlektorin Dorina Pojani wird im November und Dezember 2016 sowie im Jänner 2017 geblockt abgehalten; genaue Blocktermine werden noch bekannt gegeben.


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 17.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 24.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 01.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 06.12. 16:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 13.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 12.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 19.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 26.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an introductory course on mobility and transportation planning, targeting Master students. It looks at transportation planning through the lens of the sustainable development paradigm. It assumes that transportation problems have global implications that can only be addressed with multi-level and multi-disciplinary approaches. Among others, the following fundamental topics will be covered: active transport, public transport, land-use, parking, transport in developing cities, automobile dependence and oil consumption, land use and travel behavior; the built environment and public health; transportation demand management; design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities; retrofitting existing urban areas; safety issues for pedestrians and bicyclists; the transportation needs of special populations (elderly, women, children, disabled, and immigrants); professional praxis; innovative transportation solutions and case studies, and students' own research interests. The course has a seminar format: it will include class discussions, class exercises, a research project, movies, and a fieldtrip.
Learning objectives
This course aims to develop students' theoretical and practical skills in planning for a sustainable, holistic, inclusive, and integrated urban transport and mobility system. After successfully completing this course, the students will be able to:
1. Understand the interaction between transportation and land use in the wider urban context.
2. Understand the contribution of transport and mobility toward the development of a livable and sustainable city.
3. Discuss contemporary concepts, principles, policies, and practices in urban transport planning.
4. Comprehend individual mobility and accessibility needs, transport mode options, and travel behavior preferences.
5. Apply concepts and principles in transport and mobility planning to team-based projects.
6. Engage, communicate with, and elicit the opinions of from, a range of actors and stakeholders about challenges, options, and solutions in transportation and mobility planning.
7. Demonstrate the ability to be able to reflect on past and present transport planning practice.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Selected chapters from: 1. UN-Habitat (2013) Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements. Nairobi: United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
2. Schiller, Preston, Eric Bruun and Jeff Kenworthy (2010) An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation. London: Earthscan.
The instructor will provide a list of chapters, which students must read in order to prepare for class discussions and for the research projects. Also, the instructor will provide supplementary readings, as needed, for students to consult before class.
Five class exercises (in groups): 60% (12% each) Research project: 30% Active participation in class discussions: 10%
Notes: A peer assessment will be conducted for group exercises. A penalty of 5% per day applies for late submissions.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MG-W3-PI) (MR3-PI) (L2-b3, L2-b-zLV) (UF MA GW 02)

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