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: 01.11.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Dominic Stead

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    In-class activity,

    Individual assignments,

    Group assignment

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course compendium and lecture slides

Substitutes for Courses
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


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    The maximum number of students in the course is 40. Priority will be given to students of the Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering.