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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Sustainable Transport Policy
UoS Code ITLS6103
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5100 or TPTM6241
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment In-class quizzes (20%), homework (25%), in-class debates (20%), group project report (35%)
Description Transport policy decisions shape contemporary life around the world. This unit introduces students to the concepts of transport policy, focusing initially the context for policy making, how decisions are made, relationships with short- and long-term strategic planning, and how policy has become intertwined with broader sustainability concerns. The major externalities associated with transport are identified, including resource depletion, environment (greenhouse gases, air pollution, noise), human health and safety, and congestion. The unit considers the merits of and challenges associated with a range of strategies for dealing with these issues including expansion of roadway capacity, technological fixes, behaviour-based mechanisms, fiscal instruments and investment in public and non-motorised transport. The unit is particularly suited to students with broad interest in transport, urban planning, and environmental/sustainability issues.