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SBE 617 Transport Planning: Reading list

SBE 617 Transport Planning

Department: PhD in Sustainable Built Environment

Module Description: This module aims to provide an insight into transport planning principles and techniques and how they are applied to address existing transportation issues and prepare plans to cater for future travel demand. It explores the methods and approaches that could be developed in identifying key parameters impacting travel demand and pattern and the transport plans required to maintain acceptable level of urban mobility. In this module, details of an integrated and sustainable land use transport plan will be discussed including the shift in emphasis from traditional road building to provision of public transport and sustainable transport modes. The recent focus on personal mobility, first and last mile service and autonomous vehicles will be discussed and their impacts on urban mobility will be considered. The impacts of travel on environment, economy and social cohesion will also be considered. The students will be introduced to various issues related to transport planning and the techniques available to aid them to develop an integrated and sustainable transport plan. A wider perspective is desirable, which starts from the premise that land-use decisions both influence and are influenced by transport objectives and performance.

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