Purposeful, transformative change in urban mobility is urgent, but resistance to change seems invincible and uncertainty about the future irreducible. Different academic disciplines and professional practices are looking for an answer, but none can claim to have found it. The course captures this multidisciplinary, contested, emergent character of the field by both critically and constructively engaging with the four main building blocks of an urban transportation planning process:
The objective of this course is to give students the academic skills to understand and challenge key aspects of the planning of mobility in cities. These skills are based on mapping mainstream concepts of urban transportation planning, critically reflecting on them, and exploring potential innovative ones. These steps are positioned within the context of governance issues characterizing decision making processes around urban mobility.
At the end of the course students:
Prof. dr. ir. L. Bertolini
Prof. dr. M.C.G. te Brommelstroet
This course is part of the Master's Urban and Regional Planning: https://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2020-2021-en/search-programme/programme/6217
Student must be enrolled in the MSc Urban & Regional Planning. The course is also open for others, provided they have a sufficient academic background and capacity allows it: please contact the study advisor.