Global Challenges in Transport: Infrastructures
Date de début : 9 Septembre 2020 09:00
Date de fin : 11 Septembre 2020 17:00
Lieu : Oxford | Royaume-Uni
Organisé par :
Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
Source de l'information :
The planning, delivery, management and appraisal of transport infrastructure play a critical role in urban development. Transport infrastructures are a crucial element when planning for urban sustainability, both in terms of their direct impact at the implementation stage, and also in their ability to reshape people's modal choice.
This 4-day residential course introduces a range of approaches to thinking about transport infrastructures and their potential to support a transition to more sustainable transport futures. Our interactive approach examining case studies from different countries, from megaprojects to small-scale infrastructure developments, results in participants gaining in-depth insights into the role of different stakeholders and the tools and techniques for transport investments and appraisals.
The core sessions of the programme cover key topics for the understanding and development of transport infrastructure including:
The economic and political impacts of transport infrastructures; Managing and designing the construction of transport megaprojects; Building and financing transport infrastructure for development; The role of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in transport; Benefits and unintended consequences of implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in developing countries; Stranded assets; The impacts of transport infrastructures on everyday life.
At the same time, the course also provides practitioners with innovative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches to transport infrastructure development, including insights from social science, geography and anthropology.
Participants are encouraged to take an active part in the sessions, which emphasise small-group teaching, critical thinking, and debate. You will be able to draw on expertise from different sectors and disciplines to develop new insights into the challenges you encounter in your day-to-day professional practice.