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CEG8409 : Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To introduce the concept of traffic and environment management for sustainability
2. To introduce the nested approach to modelling traffic, emission and air quality at nano, micro, meso and macro scales
3. To discuss the role of ITS in delivering sustainability keeping environmental, economic and health objectives in mind
4. To demonstrate the use of SCOOT emission/canyon models to estimate air pollution in response to strategic and tactical traffic management initiatives
5. To link land use development with transport planning and assessment
6. To link transport with energy demand

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Scale of local and global air pollution problems
2. Sustainability balancing traffic, economic, environmental and health objectives
3. Lessons from ‘Review and Assessment ‘and ‘Updating and Screening Assessment’ processes
4. Traffic and environment monitoring
5. Real world emission modelling for air quality and noise management
6. Dispersion modelling for air quality management. Nesting of traffic, emission and air quality models
7. Noise attenuation
8. Role of ITS in delivering sustainability
9. Local authority perspective in air quality management (lecture by a guest speaker from LA)
10. To link land use development with transport planning and assessment
11. Scenarios and interventions to deliver sustainability
12. Transport and energy

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture211:0021:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:3010:30Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework - individual report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical51:005:00PC based
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study146:3046:30Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Learning outcomes will be achieved by introducing knowledge and theory in lectures and by exercising the relevant skills in practicals. Practicals will simultaneously review the taught content of the lectures and develop the key intellectual, practical or communication skills.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70Unseen written exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M30A report on the traffic and environmental management in a city (approx. 1000 words).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination will assess the knowledge, numeracy and problem solving skills.

The coursework will also assess computer and literature literacy, practical, time planning and communication skills.

Reading Lists

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