Course code APL270

APL270 Introduction to planning for sustainable mobility

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Course responsible: Konstantinos Mouratidis
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
January block
Course frequency: Yearly - january block.
First time: Study year 2016-2017
Preferential right:
M-BYREG (priority), M-LA, M-EIE.
Course contents:

The course provides an understanding of the different dimensions of sustainable urban mobility, the role of urban and transport planning in delivering sustainable mobility, and the steps needed to shape sustainable urban transport strategies and policies. The course covers the following themes: (1) Introduction to sustainable transport planning, (2) Transforming urban mobility for sustainable cities, (3) Socially sustainable mobility, (4) New forms of urban transport and implications for sustainable mobility, (5) Strategies and policies for sustainable urban transport.

Learning outcome:

After completing the course, students are expected to have good knowledge of the multidimensional concept of sustainable mobility, distinguish between its different dimensions, and recognize the key role of integrated urban and transport planning in shaping environmentally and socially sustainable cities. Students should be able to critically assess and describe the impacts of diverse transport systems, urban forms, and policies and how these impacts may vary in different contexts. Students should be able to contribute to the development of strategies, plans, and policies for sustainable urban mobility.

Learning activities:
Learning activities include: lectures, independent study, student presentations, group discussions, a field trip, and an individual project. Each student will undertake an individual project that will explore a topic belonging to the course themes. The project can be based on either (a) an analysis of an existing case (e.g. analysis of plans and policies, GIS analysis, or quantitative analysis for a specific case) in relation to a course topic or (b) a synthesis and discussion of a body of literature on a course topic. The project report can be written in either Norwegian or English.

Reading list will be available on Canvas

Recommended prerequisites:

APL100 or EIE100 or LAA115

Mandatory activity:

Attending course activities, independent study, presenting and discussing course topics, participating in supervision activities, delivering final report, and presenting final report are all mandatory.


The assessment is based on the individual project. Students will present their project work in a seminar held towards the end of the course. An external examiner will give a grade on an A-F scale after assessing the written report.

Individual project: Letter grades

Nominal workload:
125 hours in total: approximately 30 hours of lectures/seminars and 95 hours of independent work including project work and study of course material
Entrance requirements:

An external examiner assesses the individual project and determines the grade together with the internal examiner.

Examination details: Project assignment: Letter grades