MOBILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND PLANNING

MOBILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND PLANNING

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Code
102349
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
4 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the tools to assess the impacts, in terms of congestion, pollution and exclusion, of transport policies. Introduces key elements of transport planning and multiple frameworks of understanding travel behavior and therefore people’s decisions. Establishes a mapping between travel behavior, theory and transport policy. Presents a spectrum of instruments for positively influencing behavior and improving welfare. Some case studies will be analyzed, such as: London congestion charging and some European policies in favor of multimodal transport, including the introduction of automatic and connected vehicles in urban mobility.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview of the models used to reproduce the traveler choices and the tools to positively influence them. Learning outcome: ability to estimate impacts of transport policies and to critically analyze the limits of the assessed impacts.

Teaching methods

The course includes:

-          Ex-cathedra lectures

-          Hands-on sessions, devoted to exemplify, through supervised exercises, demos, and case studies, the topics

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Key elements of transport planning:

  • Transport Demand: the journeys that occur in a certain time interval in a given territory.
  • Transport Supply: the infrastructures (roads, parking lots and railway network) and their organizational elements (rules for road traffic and parking; timetables and fares for public transport) that allow to move around the urban area.
  • Cost of transport from the point of view: of the user, the operator and the community (externalities).

Travel behavior models for understanding the mobility choices and patterns:

  • Aggregated and disaggregated models. Behavioral models like random utility models.

Tools to positively influence travel behavior and improve well-being.

Case studies, like:

  • London congestion charging;
  • European policies in favor of multimodal transport and the introduction of automatic and connected vehicles in urban mobility.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On Wednesday, from 2pm to 3 pm in my office Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche (DISPO) Piazzale E- Brignole 3 a, central tower (4th floor)

Exam Board

ELVEZIA MARIA CEPOLINA (President)

LUCA RAFFINI

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes:

-          Ex-cathedra lectures

-          Hands-on sessions, devoted to exemplify, through supervised exercises, demos, and case studies, the topics

LESSONS START

First Period.

EXAMS

Exam description

oral examination

Assessment methods

The exam aims at verifying that students have understood the contents of the course and how to apply the proposed methods and techniques

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/06/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale
24/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2020 10:30 GENOVA Orale