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Unit of study_

CIVL5703: Transport Policy, Planning and Deployment

This subject aims to provide an environment for students to learn essential facts and develop models and frameworks to understand the development of transport policy, the making of transport plans, and the deployment of transport technologies. The unit uses a mixture of traditional lectures, and interactive learning through case studies and role playing. Both the lectures and the cases allow the students to develop an inductive understanding of transportation. The unit will be successful if at the end, the student has developed a worldview on transportation (not necessarily the same as the instructor's), and has an appreciation for merits and demerits of various perspectives on transport issues. The course seeks an integrative approach for transport, and though the stories in lecture will be told mode by mode, there are a number of opportunities to see the relationships between modes, in their structure in function, and in the learning as one mode adopts successful (and unsuccessful) attributes of others.

Code CIVL5703
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? CIVL3703 OR CIVL9703
Assumed knowledge: ? CIVL2700

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. illustrate how technologies are innovated and identify the policy environments conducive to innovation
  • LO2. demonstrate the consequences of positive and negative feedback processes on transportation systems
  • LO3. explain the lifecycle model of technology diffusion (birth, growth, maturity) and its implications for current policy and investment
  • LO4. compare and contrast models and simulations of network growth with historical experience
  • LO5. develop and test original hypotheses with original data about transport systems.

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