Built Environment and Smart Mobility

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  • Quartile: 4
    Time Slot: C
    Course Type: Specialization Elective
    Code: 7ZW4M0
    Responsible Lecturer: prof.dr. S. Rasouli
    ECTS: 5
    Exams: Yes
    Required courses:

    None

    Course description:
    This course deals with analyzing the interdependencies between transportation and various aspects and components of urban systems. Application of models to support transport-related design and decision processes in urban design, planning, real estate and transportation, considering:

    • The complex interdependencies involved
    • Effects on the environment, functioning of the system and quality of life
    • The reason for success or failure of adopting smart (shared) mobility from demand and supply perspective.

    The following topics will be dealt with:

    • Built Environment and Transportation: relations between transportation, land use, urban design and real estate; activity-based analysis as integrated framework.
    • Real estate, accessibility and transportation: concepts of destination and reach; measurement of accessibility; cumulative opportunities; gravity measures; space time prisms; consumer surplus; empirical studies on impact of accessibility on land and property values and the impact of parking in office and shopping center developments.
    • Urban form and travel: Space Syntax; models of pedestrian flows; walkability indices.
    • Transportation, environment and quality of life: activity travel patterns and energy consumption, emissions and exposure; mobility; well-being.
    • Models of transport demand: the 4 step model; activity-based models (constrained based models, utility-maximizing models, computational process models).
    • Mobility as a service (MaaS), challenges, progress and prospect.
    • Smart mobility: more capacity vs. better use; developments in travel information; effects of travel information on activity travel patterns; new technology and smart grids


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