LUP-35806 Mobility & Network Infrastructures


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Group work3
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. WWY Tan
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. GJ Carsjens
KC von Schönfeld
dr. ir. WWY Tan
F Orsi
Examiner(s)dr. ir. WWY Tan

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Basic skills in ArcGIS, Excel and SPSS: GRS-10806 Geo-information Science for Planning and Design, MAT-15403 Statistics 2.

LUP-13306 Theory and Methodology of Planning and Design, LUP-24306 Concepts and Approaches in Planning Practices.

Continuation courses:

LUP-20306 Planning and Research Methods, LUP-30806 Studio Participative Planning. 


Mobility and infrastructure are crucial to the functioning of a modern economy in a network society. This displacement and travel of individuals and goods determines the flows and capacity of the infrastructure network and impacts upon the built environment and landscapes. In this course, students will examine various theories and concepts of the above travel flows and its required infrastructure to understand how the planning process allows for and accommodates them.

5 themes to be addressed:
- Mobility: Perspectives, trends and behaviour
- Land Use Transport Integration (LUTI)
- Sustainable mobility and policy futures
- Network and infrastructure planning
- Accessibility perspectives and traffic models.

Each week, a single group will be required to prepare for an interactive salon via the reading and video lectures. During the salon, your group will present and discuss the theme of the week. Key learning models for the course will operate on the flipped classroom model, which will place emphasis on interactive and peer-to-peer learning. Students will be involved in their own learning process and progress. You will also be working in groups as consultants to fulfil a group assignment designed in collaboration with a real-life client (municipality, province, consultancy etc). Analytical skills and tools are taught in practicals to facilitate the mobility and spatial analysis required to fulfil the assignments.

Given the customised, peer-to-peer learning experience, this course is only able to accommodate a maximum of 50 students. Priority will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain some important theories in the domain of mobility and network infrastructures;
- explain the notion and implications of sustainability for the planning of network infrastructures and how this influences the selection of technologies;
- apply software tools to generate and analyse mobility trends and patterns;
- discuss methods and practices of risk analysis, impact assessment and feasibility studies in the context of mobility and network infrastructures;
- discuss the socio-ethical implications of infrastructural developments from the perspective of spatial planning.


Interactive lectures, tutorials, excursions, group assignment, mid-term test and individual essay.


- group assignment 30%
- interactive salon presentation + peer-review 15%
- participation 5%
- mid-term review digital test 15%
- individual essay 35%


Full list available via Brightspace/Course guide.
Banister, D. (2008) “The sustainable mobility paradigm”, Transport Policy, 15(2), p. 73 – 80.
van Wee, B., J.A. Annema, D. Banister (eds). The transport system and transport policy: an introduction. 
Edward Elgar. Cheltenham, UK & Northhampton, USA. pp. 4 – 16. 
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) (2016). Mobility - Dutch People on the Move. Transport and Mobility 2016. Statistics Netherlands: The Hague/Heerlen/Bonaire. pp. 15 – 32.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScB: Spec. B - Spatial Planning5MO