This course introduces students to the unique characteristics of freight transportation and the impact of urban and regional planning. The course provides a broad overview of the field and is intended for students intending to concentrate in transportation planning or those who want a broad overview of the field. Freight transport, which is a critical segment of supply chains, is undergoing dramatic changes. The impact of e-Commerce is revealed in the constant re-organization of supply chains and the need for freight transport to respond accordingly. Planning for infrastructure – roads, bridges, ports, airports, railroads, etc. – involves a new element of adaptability based on uncertainty. As a result, historic approaches to infrastructure planning are being challenged.
No pre-requisites, open to undergraduate and graduate students.