Urban Transport Planning and Analysis – Autumn (A2)

Instructor: Giancarlos Parady (Contact: gtroncoso_at_ut.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
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Time: Fridays 10:25~12:10.

Place: Engineering Building 14, Room 145.

Course Overview:

The goal of this course is to give you a practical overview of some of the tools which planners and researchers use to address transportation-related problems in urban areas. Specifically, we will focus on discrete choice theory, which is one of the working horses of transportation planning analysis. Rather than one-way lectures, this course emphasizes hands-on learning, so the theory discussed in class will be put into practice on several assignments and problem sets. In addition a comprehensive reading list is provided to help you deepen your understanding of the course content.

Pre-requisites and Grading:

In principle, there are no pre-requisites for this class. However, a basic understanding of university level algebra, some calculus, and statistics (e.g. Wooldridge’s Introductory Econometrics) might facilitate things along the way. It is also recommended to take the Urban Transport Policy course which provides an overview of the transportation planning process from a policy making perspective.