Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQN0601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Transportation Planning
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Transportation Planning
フジワラ アキマサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon9-10,Weds3-4:IDEC 201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and seminar 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
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Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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The student will learn the basic theories about the up-to-date travel demand prediction models, which have been widely applied in transportation planning and engineering. The course also makes use of model estimation programs by using training data to give students an interactive experience with the relationship between transportation, environment, and quality of life. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Transport planning process
The concept and theory underlying transport planning are summarized. Also the planning process including consensus building and public involvement is introduced.
lesson2-3 Transport surveys and design
The framework and background theory of transport survey are summarized. The designing methods of typical transport surveys are introduced;
which are travel diary, activity diary, road census, stated preference survey, panel survey and web-based and mobile survey.
lesson4-6 Travel demand forecasting
The theory and application method of the 4 step estimation model are explained. Students will learn the model estimation method by using the well-known software.
lesson7-10 Travel behavior analysis
The basic theory of travel behavior is explained, and typical travel behavior models are discussed,
such as logit, nested logit, duration, dynamic and SP models. The class makes use of an estimation program to give students an application experience of models in practical issues.
lesson11 Traffic and transportation simulation
The recent developments of traffic and transportation simulations are introduced and the role of simulation is discussed.
Furthermore, some practical examples applied to the issues such as traffic flow analysis, traffic impact assessment, network improvement evaluation and evaluation of traffic signal control.
lesson12-14 Environmentally sustainable transport
The papers on the state-of-the-art and future perspectives of transport and the environmental policies toward low carbon society will be read in turns.
lesson15 Summary and Conclusion 
Harry T. Dimitriou (1992): Urban transport planning: a developmental approach, Routledge.
-Stopher, P. & A. Meyburg (1975): Urban transportation modeling and planning, Lexington Books
-Meyer, M. & E. Miller (1984): Urban transportation planning: a decision-oriented approach, McGraw-Hill.
-David Banister (2002), Transport Planning: Transport Development and Sustainability, Spon Press.
-Richardson, A. et al (1995): Survey Methods for Transport Planning, Eucalyptus Press.
-Pearmain, P. et al (1991): Stated Preference Techniques –A Guide to Practice, Steer Davies Gleave & Hague Consulting Group.
-Louviere, J. et al (2000): Stated Choice Analysis –Analysis and Application, Cambridge University Press.
-Ortuzar, J. & L. Willumsen (1994): Modelling Transport, John Wiley & Sons.
-TRB (2005): Introduction of Travel Demand Forecasting, CD-ROM.
-Sheffy, Y. (1985): Urban Transportation Networks, Prentice-Hall.
-Ben-Akiva M. & S.Lerman (1985): Discrete Choice Analysis, The MIT Press.
-Hensher D. & K. Button (2000): Handbook of Transport Modelling, Pergamon.
-Koppelman, F. and C. Bhat (2006), A Self Instructing Course in Mode Choice Modeling: Multinomial and Nested Logit Models, Prepared For U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration.
-Oppenheim,N. (1995): Urban Travel Demand Modeling, John Wiley & Sons.
-Kitamura, R. (2005): Simulation Approaches In Transportation Analysis: Recent Advances and Challenges, Springer
-Hoffman, A. (2007): Carbon strategies: How leading companies are reducing their climate change footprint, ERB Institute, University of Michigan.
-Archer, D. (2007): Global warming, Blackwell.
-Bolin, B. (2007): A history of the science and politics of climate change, Cambridge.
-Harrington, J. (2008): The climate diet- How you can cut carbon, cut costs, and save the planet, Earthscan.
-Foxon, T., Kohler J. and Oughton C. (2008): Innovation for a low carbon Economy, Edward Elgar.

PC or AV used in
(More Details) The course is mainly composed of lectures using power point and seminars using computer software (TSP). 
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Please contact with the professor. 
Requirements It is recommended to have learnt “Probability and Statistics” and “Transportation Engineering”. 
Grading Method The achievements are evaluated for two seminar reports and one presentation of reading circle. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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