Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • explain the interactions between land use and transport policies
  • evaluate the goal setting and means of land use and transport policies
  • differentiate between different types of policy instruments used in land use and transport plans
  • analyze and assess the impacts of policies and instruments
  • identify the reasons for the constancy and flux of different policies

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 02.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Milos Mladenovic

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Milos Mladenovic

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course contents include:

    • Planning and policy paradigms and processes
    • Relations between land use and transport policies
    • Modeling transport systems
    • Planning cultures; Policy entrepreneurs; Path dependency; Policy layering, conversion, drift and displacement
    • Policy effectiveness and acceptability; Policy packages and calibrations
    • Evaluation techniques in land use and transport planning

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    In-class activity,

    Individual assignments,

    Group assignment

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Lectures 40 h
    - Exercises 21 h
    - Individual work 60 h
    - Groupwork 12 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course compendium and lecture slides

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Yhd-71.2115 Liikennepolitiikka ja -talous

    SPT-E1040 Transport Policy and Economics

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action