2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Sustainable Transport & Logistic Systems|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Individual homework exercise (25%), pop quizzes (2) (20%), team project with group and individual component (40%), team presentation with group and individual component (15%)|
|Description||How can we accommodate the rapidly expanding movement of passengers and freight in a way that is environmentally and socially sustainable into the future? This unit introduces students to the major environmental issues that must be considered in contemporary transport and logistics operations including climate change, regional and local air pollution, noise pollution and safety. The focus then turns to specific modes, focusing initially on passenger transport, where we identify the major trends working against sustainability and the range of regulatory, behavioural, pricing, and voluntary strategies available to try to reverse these trends. We then introduce the notion of \\\'green\\\' logistics and what regulators and companies can/should be doing to facilitate more sustainable practices in the shipment of freight. We then consider the issues/challenges around sustainable aviation and international shipping practice. Finally, we consider the critical issue of safety and what strategies have/could be employed to mitigate the impacts. Throughout the unit, we focus on what is going on in both the developed and emerging world nations, where the challenges are potentially on a different order of magnitude. The unit is of particular value to students majoring in transport, logistics, environmental planning, and urban planning.|