After this course, the student is able to:
- describe problems and solutions of sustainability in the transport sector;
- apply sustainable development theory to specific topics in transport;
- critically review an academic book on sustainable transport
- formulate and discuss an opinion on a specific topic or dilemma on sustainable transport.
The course Sustainable Transport reviews and discusses sustainability issues associated to transport and solutions to make the transport sector more sustainable. Literature comprises of a textbook and scientific articles complementing the discussions in the text book (e.g. methodological and modelling issues in sustainable transport). This part is finalized with a critical book review. Based on the students' individual interest one or more topics or dilemmas of sustainable transport will be addressed in an issue paper that will be presented in a public seminar.|
Students are expected to actively debate and deliberate in this course. Each class session some students will chair and prepare a discussion through a chapter summary and presentation, discussion and defend propositions in a Lagerhuis debate.
The main topics covered in this course are:
This course is assessed by means of an individual book review and Lagerhuis debates (50%), and an issue paper (group assignment of 2 students) (50%).
- problems and solutions of sustainability in the (urban) transport sector in a national and international context;
- scientific methods and techniques for applying sustainable development theory in the planning and assessment of sustainable transport systems and;
- specific topics and dilemmas in sustainable transport theory and practice.