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This course assesses the opportunities to develop a sustainable transport system in Britain and elsewhere. It questions whether mobility is a fundamental human right; whether we can rely on technological solutions to mitigate environmental problems from transport; how the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of new transport infrastructure can be traded off against each other; the role of spatial structure in the development of sustainable transport systems and the extent to which urban and rural challenges require fundamentally different solutions.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Introducing transport geography; transport trends; transport policy in Scotland, England and Europe; transport and the environment; travel behaviour change; rural transport and accessibility, active travel, transport scheme appraisal
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Coursework (40%) plus 1 two-hour exam (60%).
A resit for this course is not normally available until the following academic year.
There is no stand alone formative assessment. Coursework incorporates peer assessment.
Students will all receive individual written feedback on their essay using G&E's comments sheets. Verbal feedback on exam performance will be provided on request.