|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