Infrastructure, Economy and Space

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Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode GEMINFRECS
Vaknaam Infrastructure, Economy and Space
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Infrastructure, Economy and Space
Leerdoelen Participants of this course will acquire a thorough understanding of the relationships between transport mobility (i.e., the demand for travel), the development of infrastructure (supply side) and the wider economic development of places and regions. They will be able to apply this understanding to specific examples of transport infrastructure development. They will be able to point out the pros and cons of infrastructure projects on the basis of the travel demand and the expected spatial structuring effects and economic effects, as well as relate these to relevant theoretical discourses, empirical insights and government policies.
Omschrijving Students will acquire a thorough understanding of the relationships between transport mobility (i.e., the demand for travel), the development of infrastructure (supply side) and the wider economic development of places and regions. They will be able to apply this understanding to specific examples of transport infrastructure development. They will be able to point out the pros and cons of infrastructure projects on the basis of the travel demand and the expected spatial structuring effects and economic effects, as well as relate these to the relevant government policy to be carried out.
The course is based on the continuous demand for new or improved transport infrastructure projects, in the Netherlands and in other countries, and the (public) discussion between advocates and opponents of specific infrastructure projects.
A number of lectures will set out the main themes within transport and economic geography concerning: ‘need and urgence’ of infrastructure development, stakeholder involvement, and, spatial and (regional) economic impacts of infrastructure projects. A mid-term written exam will be based on obligatory literature underlying the lectures and on information provided during the lectures.
At the beginning of the course groups will be formed and example projects will be chosen. They will concern recently completed new or improved transport infrastructure projects (e.g., railroad, road or airports). Students will prepare presentations and write a report on these projects in groups. They will individually prepare written critical or provocative statements related to the chosen projects, but generated from the body of scientific knowledge, which will then be debated. Presentations, reports and statements will try to explicitly link theoretical knowledge of the relationship between transport mobility, infrastructure development, economics and space to social considerations concerning costs, benefits and feasibility.
The course ends with a presentation of the group project in 'workshops'.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Examination with open questions, Group assignments, Individual assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. T. Tillema
Docent(en) dr. S. Barzin ,prof. dr. ir. T. Tillema
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The obligatory literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Optional courses Cultural Geography) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade (track)) 1 semester II b verplicht
MSc Economic Geography  (Basic programme Economic Geography) 1 semester II b verplicht
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Pop Studies) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Socio-spatial Planning  (Optional courses Socio-spatial Planning) 1 semester II b keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester II b keuze