Transport planning: courses and seminars
The MSc Transport Planning programmes provide both the theoretical grounding and practical skills that are needed to satisfy the requirements of employers both now and in the future.
Driven by the demand for the delivery of zero carbon interventions, poor air quality and wider social exclusion problems, there is an increasing demand for highly skilled and multi-disciplined professionals within transport planning.
The climate change imperative has shaken central and local government. It has caused authorities to declare climate emergencies and seek practical solutions to these new and important challenges.
Many have introduced transport policies and invested significant funding for transport programmes. They’re also rethinking how transport is delivered to include projects focussed specifically on achieving zero carbon and intelligent transport networks.
Our seminars offer an insight into our research which is focuses on the future of transport in the shire counties.
This is an exciting time to explore transport planning and discover the impact it can have on communities for years to come.
- Postgraduate - masters
- Postgraduate - certificate and diploma
The Future of Transport outside cities
Delivered on 29 July 2021 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Speaker: Visiting Professor Dr Stephen Joseph
Smart Mobility Unit research; outcomes and conclusions from a series of roundtables.
There’s a lot of research and work on mobility in cities and the focus of most research is on large cities or in historic towns like Oxford and Cambridge. There is much less work on what the Future of Transport outside cities might look like in places like small towns, villages, parts of London’s commuter belt but still with sizeable local employment and reasonably well off (though with areas of severe deprivation).
The County of Hertfordshire is such an area, where a large amount of housing development is planned. Hertfordshire is not unique – it resembles other counties around London and other city-regions (Surrey, Worcestershire, Cheshire, North Yorkshire etc.), in having a dispersed population, high car ownership, towns rather than major settlements and commuting into the city region.
There is increasing policy interest in this field. The Centre for Towns has been set up to promote an interest in the viability and prosperity of towns. In transport there is increasing awareness of the need to consider the future of transport in areas outside cities. There is also increasing concern about the new housing being built and its impact on transport networks.