ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Student will acquire specific knowledge in the field of planning and design of transportation infrastructure and services with emphasis on road transport. Will be treated the technical and economic aspects that underlie the processes of investment in road infrastructure and intermodal transport.
Course contents summary
Fundamentals of transporation engineering with regard to the works and services for the mobility of people and goods. Design of infrastructural systems and economical evaluation of projects.
The main topics are as follows:
Transport systems; Characteristics of the road users and human behavior; Perception of the road, signs and markings; Characteristics of the vehicle; Classification of roads (Italian and european regulations); Reference standard; Road traffic; Estimated demand for mobility; The design of parking areas; Efficiency of a parking; Freight transportation, intermodal and handling systems.
R. Mauro e T. Esposito, “Fondamenti di Infrastrutture Viarie”, Hevelius, 2009.
G. Tesoriere, “Strade, ferrovie, aeroporti”, vol. I.
M. De Luca, “Tecnica ed Economia dei trasporti”, CLUEN.
P. Wright & N. Ashford, “Transportation engineering: planning and design”, John Wiley and Sons.
Topics covered in this teaching module are developed by:
lessons on theoretical content of landscape planning;
exercises concerning the content of lessons;
seminars related to the discussion of specific bibliographic contributions and planning and urban design tools, considered as an exemple;
seminars with external lecturers from academia or the professions;
coordination and review of plan applications for students and collegial discussion of the results.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the activities in the module are carried out according to the criteria established in the overall assessment of the Urban, Regional and Landscape Planning Studio.
Partial audits may be conducted by the evaluation of exercises on reading literature and exercises of interpretation of the relevant cases of urban planning and design presented in class.