Travel Demand Management

This short course on Travel Demand Management (TDM) provides insights into new trends affecting TDM implementation such as working and studying from home; MaaS, greening of transport, and active travel.

The objective of this two day short course is to showcase the latest developments in Travel Demand Management (TDM). The course looks to give participants an opportunity to develop an appreciation of the techniques available in the TDM toolkit and gain an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in TDM. The course will provide an opportunity to question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates around hot topics in TDM.

The TDM short course will be directed by Professor John Nelson and ITLS will provide a suitably qualified team of lecturers drawing on expertise from across the University and industry.

Topics will include:

  • Key components of the TDM toolkit:
    • Intelligent active mobility 
    • Parking management 
    • Cycle lane implementation – the importance of visual perception
  • New directions for TDM:
    • Working from Home (WFH) as a TDM tool 
    • Data analytics for TDM (including Mobility as a Service (MaaS) as a mobility management tool) 
    • Greater focus on social exclusion and wellbeing
  • TDM Case Studies:
    • TDM in a university context (experience from USYD)
    • PUDO Bays – the Waverley Council Experience
    • The TfNSW Travel Choices Program 
    • Connect Macquarie Park – a mature TDM site
  • Innovative Futures for TDM

The two days of lectures are backed up by a local field trip to see TDM in action. Details will be confirmed to registered participants.

2024 dates are yet to be confirmed.

If you would like us to contact you when information is available, please email us on and we will place you on our expression of interest list.

The course will be held at the University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus.

For enquiries about enrolments, please email