PLAN30010 Transport, Environment & Sustainability

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is focussed on understanding the interactions between transport, the environment and its relationship with future sustainability concerns. The first part of the module introduces key concepts and ideas related to urban transportation, the development of contemporary cities and key principles associated with sustainable transport systems. The second part of the module introduces the scope of transport-environment relations focussing on the impact of transport on the environment. The final part of the module discusses best practice solutions/case studies for integrating environmental considerations into transport planning policy and decision-making.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand key concepts in contemporary urban transportation planning and sustainable transport systems;
2. Understand the nexus between transportation, the environment and its role in sustainable development ;
3. Understand transport-environment interactions;
4. Be familiar with best practice solutions for integrating the environment and sustainability issues into transport planning and policy.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- Lectures
- Group work
- Critical reading and reflection 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PEP20080 - GIS Planning Project, PLAN20020 - Introduction to GIS

PEP30120 - Topics in Urban & Reg Planning

Transportation Planning (PEP30030)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Students must write a c.2500 word essay on a topic of their choice related to the module descriptor. Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 15:50