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
  • elaborate how different stakeholders can influence land-use and transport plans
  • differentiate between different types of policy instruments used in land-use and transport plans
  • analyze and assess the impacts of plans, policies and instruments
  • identify the reasons for the constancy and flux of different policies

Credits: 5

Schedule: 23.10.2023 - 29.11.2023

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:

    • What’s the problem?

    • Mobility and accessibility.

    • Why and how do governments intervene?

    • Who decides? Who wins, who loses?

    • The public interest.

    • Policy design and integration.

    • Policy assessment and evaluation.

    • Why do policy approaches differ?

    • Policy learning and transfer.

    • Developing policies for sustainable urban development.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Individual assignments,

    Home exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Lectures 20 h
    - Exercises 50 h
    - Individual study 45 h
    - Groupwork 20 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( The maximum number of students in the course is 50. Priority will be given to students of the Master's Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering.