Cities and transportation systems have experienced several changes since the introduction of motorized modes. The process was not limited to a small number of countries and the resulting impacts are both local and global. As a result, a paradigm shift focusing on the concepts of mobility and sustainable mobility started to be shaped a few decades ago as an alternative to the traditional planning views.
This course introduces some of the key concepts of sustainable urban mobility, such as indicators-based planning and resilient mobility. The contents include visions of sustainable urban mobility, visions of resilient urban mobility, new approaches to integrated land-use and transportation modeling and the role played by walking and cycling as transportation modes in urban areas.
By the end of the course, students shall be able to:
- quantitatively assess sustainable urban mobility using indicators;
- identify key factors (e.g. climate changes, fuel shortages, cost increase, user behavior) that can produce disruptions in the various urban transportation subsystems;
- assess (quantitatively and qualitatively) mobility resilience and vulnerability;
- identify associations between accessibility, equity and mobility.
In addition to lectures, team discussions based on a guided search of the literature and a practical case study (in a local neighborhood) shall be conducted.
Details about the lecture (856.049 Traffic and transport planning - selected topics) can be found via this link: