Transport Planning - 2018

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Unit summary

URP600

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Availability for 2018: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Survey (30%) , Assignment 2 - Integrated Planning solutions (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
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Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Examine the relationship between land use, urban form and travel behaviour, including the policy and institutional contexts related to the planning and regulation of multi-modal urban transport systems. Review integrated land use and transport planning approaches to achieve more sustainable cities and development.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the relationship between land use, urban form and transport systems, including its role in shaping travel behaviour
  2. examine the main features of the infrastructure agencies; including the regulatory framework, powers and responsibilities
  3. evaluate measures for an integrated approach to the provision of transport infrastructure and urban form
  4. apply a range of transport planning techniques for assessing demand and supply of infrastructure.
  • Assignment 1 — Survey (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Integrated Planning solutions (40%)
  • Essay (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Transport issues and options
2Local area traffic generation
3Car dependency
4Accessibility
5Land use urban form and determinants of travel
6Integrated land use and transport
7Planning for the pedestrian and cyclist
8Planning for roads
9Planning for public transport
10Institutional arrangements
11Government agencies: Who does What?
12Implementation - A plan for change

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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