Transport Economics and Policy

Modules first semester

The first semester consists of three blocks. The first block takes place in September and October, the second block in November and December and the third block in January and February. Each block consists of different modules and can be followed separately in different years, for those wishing to do the course part time (more info about the part-time MEMR on request).



 Urban Dynamics
 City Marketing
 Transport Economics and Policy
 Managing the Urban Economy
 Urban Management in Europe, Part I



 Sustainable Development and Climate Change
 Urban Culture and Tourism
 Urban Governance
 Urban Management in Europe, Part II



 Research Methods and Techniques


Transport Economics and Policy

(5 ECTS)



On the one hand transport is known to be a derivative of the spatial distribution of production and consumption activities. On the other, politicians and others are quite aware of the fact that transport and infrastructure policies can greatly influence the shape of a region and its development. Cities are of special interest, for they are known as important traffic junctions. The effects of urban transport on locations of activity and the access of labour to workplaces are the points of departure for the discussion of urban transport and city efficiency. The high levels of road congestion that hinder the efficient functioning of the city give rise to the consideration of planning methods and the management of traffic flows. Urban-transport management should look for ways to expand the effective transport capacity and reduce the effective demand. Different ways of targeting investments and distinctive forms of transport planning and appraising, will be subjects of discussion.


Regular lecturing staff:

Drs. Giuliano Mingardo

Dr. Peter Pol
Rotterdam Development Corporation (OBR) and EURICUR

Drs. Jeroen van Haaren