Transportation Institutions and Politics
City Planning and Transportation
3rd Cycle Studies
Lectures combining theoretical explanations with conceptual and real-case discussions.
Provide students with a deep knowledge and with advanced R&D skills and competences on the subject of transport policy and institutions.
Fundamental issues of public policy and its processes. Public policy analysis and assessment methods. The role of institutions in policy design and implementation. Environmental preservation issues and their role in policy design. Inclusion of environmental concerns in decision processes.
General transport policy and its application to the different transport modes.
António José Pais Antunes
Participation in classroom activities and written final exam: 100.0%
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