CPT860 - Sustainable Transport

SchoolCardiff School of Planning and Geography
Department CodeCPLAN0
Module CodeCPT860
External Subject CodeK460
Number of Credits20
Language of DeliveryEnglish
Module Leader Dr Shin Lee
SemesterAutumn Semester
Academic Year2016/7

Outline Description of Module

This module considers ways in which the society’s mobility needs can be met with minimum negative impacts which are associated with excessive use of private automobiles - such as impacts on the quality of our environment, social cohesion, health and traffic accidents. The module has two focuses: 1) the relationship between transport and the environment and 2) the means through which sustainable mobility might be achieved. In addressing the former, it introduces students to the nature and measurement of environmental externalities, considers methods for forecasting and costing environmental impacts from the movement of people and goods and addresses the practice of environmental impact appraisal and project evaluation. In addressing the latter, the policies adopted in the UK and internationally for promoting sustainable mobility are evaluated, key challenges identified and innovative ideas to overcome the challenges explored and sought. Environmental problems associated with transport in the developing world are also considered. Throughout, the contributions of social, economic, technological development and planning approaches to today’s mobility patterns environmental problems are addressed.   

On completion of the module a student should be able to

 By the end of the module students should be able to: 

How the module will be delivered

The module will be delivered by lectures, computer lab practicals, and participatory workshops.

Skills that will be practised and developed

How the module will be assessed

Report - 50%

Group Report & Presentation -50%

Students are permitted to be reassessed (usually once) in a module which they have failed, in line with course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer

Assessment Breakdown

Type % Title Duration(hrs) Period Week
Written Assessment 50
N/A 1 N/A
Presentation 50
Group Report And Presentation
N/A 1 N/A

Syllabus content

Essential Reading and Resource List

Please see Background Reading List for an indicative list.

Background Reading and Resource List

Banister D (2005) Unsustainable Transport. Routlege, London and New York.

Headicar P (2009) Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain, Routledge, London

Newman and Kenworthy (1989) Gasoline Consumption and cities.  Journal of the American Planning Association 55(1), 24-37.

Stern, N. H. (2007) The economics of climate change: the Stern Review, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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