Welcome to Transport Systems Planning course!
This course belongs to the core module of the Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering.
The course includes contemporary approaches to the planning of transportation systems, with special attention to the interaction between transportation and land use. Some of the course contents include:
- History of transportation
- Individual travel behaviour and collective traveling activity patterns
- Features of transport technologies
- Planning processes, regulations, and organization
- Conventional and novel transport planning practices
- Public transport planning
- Terminal, city logistics, and parking planning
- Walking and biking facilities planning
- Regional transportation
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- explain travel behaviour phenomena
- explain interaction between land use and transport system
- evaluate road transport modes
- describe transport planning procedures
- formulate and evaluate urban and regional transport plan components
- interpret scientific literature in transport systems planning
Location: Otakaari 4, K326 (Period I and II) and K202 (only Period II)
Lecturer: Assistant Professor Milos Mladenovic, K334a, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant: University Teacher Jouni Ojala, email@example.com
Office hours: By email appointment
Course will include guest lecturers on specific topics. In addition, the course will include a site visit.
The assessment will consist of the following main parts, none of them being mandatory, and the grade being additive:
- In-class activity (35%)
- Out-of-class assignments (30%)
- Review paper and presentation (35%)
- Verbal exam (optional, for grade up)
More information on these components can be found in their subpages.
A note on writing: You might notice the focus on writing during this course. The reason for this is that writing is an integral part of planning practice. Through the writing assignments in the course we want you to start developing your own style and become a critical and reflective writer. Writing does not come easy to many of us. Therefore, consider the assignments as an opportunity to get constructive feedback and improve as you move along. We will collaborate with writing services to help you in developing your writing skills.
A note on discussion: In order to co-create the successful learning community, you should try to bring your most thoughtful and most actively engaged self to the in-class sessions. Consequently, your opinion is highly valued in this course, and the discussion format of the in-class session is designed to help you practice your skills of verbal argumentation. You are encouraged to focus on logical arguments that connect opinions with different types of evidence and avoid logical fallacies. As an example, one starting point for improving your argumentation might be Toulmin Model of Argumentation (http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~digger/305/toulmin_model.htm). As course participants may come to this seminar from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, we will benefit from this diversity by learning from each other.
A note on in-class attendance and course schedule: The format of this class is participatory and interactive. In addition, the course is aiming to move away from simply covering the content, we will try to learn together the principles of adaptive planning, often by referring to this course organization as an organization of the "city" in a metaphoric sense, where citizens have diverse needs and capabilities, where immediate action is intertwined with foresight, and where we have to negotiate dilemmas underpinned by different social justice perspectives. Thus, by missing out on in-class activities, you will not only miss an opportunity to learn about various details of planning practices, which would make assignments more difficult to complete, but you will also lose on the opportunity to co-create your own learning experience. Special accommodation will be taken into consideration for medical or work related situations. In this case, please discuss any issues with the instructor.