• Geography of Transport Systems
    • School of Naval Architecture,Ocean & Civil Engineering
    • Credit. 2
    • TR300
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    • CURRENT
    • Fall , 2015
    • 1011
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • Geography of Transport Systems, concerned with movements of freight, people and information, tries to link spatial constraints and attributes with the origin, the destination, the extent, the nature and the purpose of movements. Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities, including commuting, manufacturing or supplying energy. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. The main purpose of this course is to understand how mobility is linked with geography. It covers various topics, concepts and case studies related with transport geography, including networks, modes and terminals, international transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts.
    • Course Syllabus:
    • WEEK # TOPICS
      1 Course Introduction; Transportation and Geography: Concepts (1)
      2 Transportation and Geography: Concepts (2); Transportation and Geography: Case Study
      3 National Day
      4 Transportation and the Spatial Structure: Concepts
      5 Transportation and the Spatial Structure: Case Study; Transportation Modes: Concepts (1)
      6 Transportation Modes: Concepts (2); Transportation Modes: Case Study
      7 Transportation Terminals: Concepts
      8 Transportation Terminals: Case Study; Quiz
      9 International Trade and Freight Distribution: Concepts
      10 International Trade and Freight Distribution: Case Study; Urban Transportation: Concepts (1)
      11 Urban Transportation: Concepts (2); Urban Transportation: Case Study
      12 Transportation and the Economy: Concepts
      13 Transportation and the Economy: Case Study; Transport, Energy and Environment: Concepts (1)
      14 Transport, Energy and Environment: Concepts (2); Transport, Energy and Environment: Case Study
    • Schedule:
    • Course Meeting Time:
      • Lectures: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
      • Time: Wednesday 8 am
      • Venue: 东上院506

      Instructor: Dr. Jiangang Jin
      • Email: jinjg05@gmail.com
      • Phone: 15821519920
      • Office: Mulan Building, A831
      • Office hour: Thursday 2pm-4pm
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    • Jin Jiangang
    • Lecturer
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    • Male
    • E-mail:
    • jiangang.jin@sjtu.edu.cn
    • Profile
    • My name is Jiangang Jin (金建钢). Currently I am an Assistant Professor at School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China.

      My research interests include:
      --Seaport Operations
      --Urban Public / Freight Transportation
      --Maritime Shipping / Railway / Airline Network Design
  • Prerequisite Course:

    NA

  • Textbooks:

    • Rodrigue, Jean-Paul, Claude Comtois, and Brian Slack. The geography of transport systems. Routledge, 3rd edition, 2013.
    • Textbook website: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/
  • Grading:

    Group presentation 20%
    Quiz 10%
    Course project 20%
    Final exam 40%
    Attendance 10%
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