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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Critically assesses the role of transportation in sustainable development. The complex relations between different transport alternatives and key aspects of society, economy and environment are examined. Transformative possibilities towards more sustainable transport futures are identified and critically assessed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Exploring transport and sustainable development

Topic 2: Transport and environment

Topic 3: Transport and economy

Topic 4: Transport and society

Topic 5: Transport technologies, planning and policy

Topic 6: Opportunities for sustainable transformations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 conceptualise transportation through a sustainability lens
2 critique the relationships between existing mobility paradigms and the economy, society and environment
3 plan for a more sustainable mobility future
4 appraise the barriers to and facilitators of change in transport systems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. conceptualise transportation through a sustainability lens
  2. critique the relationships between existing mobility paradigms and the economy, society and environment
  3. plan for a more sustainable mobility future
  4. appraise the barriers to and facilitators of change in transport systems.