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Lei Zhang
Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor
Director, National Transportation Center
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1173 Glenn Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-2881
Email: lei@umd.edu

 

ENCE 688I

Sustainable Transportation (3 credits)

Description: This course is aimed at transportation, urban planning, and public policy graduate students with an interest in transportation and sustainability.  The course will start with an overview of sustainability definitions, and major sustainability issues such as congestion, urban sprawl, energy, pollution, habitat, and livability. In order to achieve sustainability in transportation systems, it is important to employ proper modeling methods and planning tools to understand the linkages between transportation, economic, land use, social, environmental, and ecological systems. Students will learn optimization, statistical/econometric, simulation, and GIS methods for modeling these linkages. By working on several real-world case studies, students will also develop knowledge on how to apply these models to design effective places and networks, and to promote sustainable development and growth.

Outline (Coming soon for Spring 2010):

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