Urban Transit for Livable Cities (edX)

Urban Transit for Livable Cities (edX)
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Prior courses in engineering, city planning, business, and economics. Professional experience in city government or transit agencies is recommended, but not required.
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Urban Transit for Livable Cities (edX)
City livability depends on urban transit. Learn about transit systems and their critical role for the character of cities and quality of life. The goal of urban transit is to achieve an intermodal transportation balance. Ideally, each mode is used in its optimal role, in order to create a people-friendly environment. But how exactly can that be accomplished?

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This course will cover examples from different cities and countries; comparing their physical characteristics, transportation policies, and evaluations of their strengths and weaknesses. Learners interested in transportation engineering and city planning will gain expert insight into the critical role transit services have on the character of the city and quality of life.

Urban Transit is designed for transportation engineers, city planners, and general city planning enthusiasts. It’s also well-suited for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of transportation, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical and systems engineering, business administration, economics, and architecture.

The course is taught by Vukan R. Vuchic, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vuchic has consulted on cities for government agencies and locations around the world.


What you'll learn

- Understand technical and operational characteristics of transit systems

- Review efficient operations of bus and rail transit modes

- Explore role and impact of bus, transit, and rail on a city’s livability

- Describe policies to create balance between transit, cars, and pedestrians and other modes


Syllabus


Course Outline

Week 1 - Cities and Transportation: Evolution of Transport Modes

Week 2 - Highway Transit: Buses, Trolleybuses, BRT/BHLS and Paratransit

Week 3 - Rail Transit: Tramways/Streetcars, LRT, Metro, Regional Rail

Week 4 - Rail Transit Infrastructure, Operations and Roles

Week 5 - Rail Transit Network, Scheduling and Performance

Week 6 - Fares, Financing, Ownership and Regulation

Week 7 - Transit Planning, Mode Selection and Design

Week 8 - Transportation for Livable Cities: Policies and Implementation Measures



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Course Auditing
40.00 EUR
Prior courses in engineering, city planning, business, and economics. Professional experience in city government or transit agencies is recommended, but not required.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.