|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K460|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Shin Lee|
This module introduces to students transport systems in selected cities around the world. It addresses the co- evolution of land use and transport planning; assesses the health of travel mode share; and relates this to the overall performance of the city. This will involve investigation into the schemes and policies implemented in these cities for promoting sustainable transport including walking, cycling and public transport. Drawing from experiences in a range of cities the module attempts to identify the ingredients of a well-balanced travel mode share and evaluates the transferability of successful policies and schemes in some of the world’s celebrated cities.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
1. appreciate the differences in social, economic, political, cultural and planning contexts that often shape transport scene and performance;
2. appreciate the ingredients of successful transport systems in cities famed for their sustainable transport systems;
3. understand the scope for and limitations of policy transfer between different cities;
4. understand the institutional and political barriers involved in different cities;
5. critically appraise and report on the transport systems in different national contexts.
The module will be delivered by lectures, seminars, and field study visits.
Individual Briefing (25%)
Individual Report (75%)
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.
• World Cities Best Practices: Innovations in Transportation, October 2008, New York City Planning Department http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/transportation/world_cities_full.pdf.