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Urban Environment and Transportation System(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Yasuhiro MORI Professor  Hirokazu KATO Professor  Miho IRYO(ASANO) Associate Professor 
HOTTA Yoshihiro Assistant Professor 

•Course Purpose
This series of lectures introduce the roles and impacts of car traffic and other modes on urban design, environment, society, and quality of life. At the end of this course, participants are expected to
- Understand the environmental / social impact of various transportation modes and infrastructure arrangement
- Understand the concept of risk and be able to estimate environmental risk,
- Understand the architectural and urban design in the age of the motorization,
- Be able to explain measures of traffic congestion to improve the environmental impact.

•Prerequisite Subjects
There are no particular prerequisites for this course.

•Course Topics
1. Risk Management of Urban Environment
- Concept of risk & risk assessment considering air pollution
- Exposure assessment and dose-response relationship
- Mortality rate and loss of life expectancy
2. Motor Townscape
- An outline of car design
- An outline of highway design
- Formation of 'strip'
2. Car Traffic and Other Modes in Urban Transport Systems
- The role of public transport systems and car traffic
- Environmental assessment of transport activity
- Low carbon transport systems
4. Oil Pollution and Remediation
5. Expansion of Transportation Infrastructure Network and its
Environmental Impact

Several reports will be assigned.

There is no textbook. Handout materials will be distributed during classes.

•Additional Reading
R. Venturi, D.S. Brown, and S. Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas, (The MIT Press, 1977) ISBN-13: 978-0262720069
W. Rothengatter, Y. Hayashi, W. Shade(Eds.): Transport Moving to Climate Intelligence New Chances for Controlling Climate Impacts of Transport after the Economic Crisis, (Springer, 2011) ISBN: 978-1-4419-7642-0.

•Grade Assessment
Your overall grade of this course will be decided on the basis on the several reports. Credits will be awarded to those students who score 60 or more out of 100.


•Contacting Faculty
Questions during classes are encouraged. Questions can also be sent by e-mail. Appointment can be made upon request. The e-mail addresses of the lectures are as follows:
Hotta: hotta(at),
Iryo: iryo(at),
Kato: kato(at),
Katayama: katayama.arata(at),
Mori: yasu(at),
Tanikawa: tanikawa(at),
* Replace (at) with @.


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