Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2012/13
Mobility/Land Use
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Staricco Luca ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ICAR/20 48 12 0 0 9
Grisoglio Riccardo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     48 12 0 0 1
SSD CFU Activities Area context
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Architettura e ingegneria
Architettura e ingegneria
Subject fundamentals
The goal of the course is to teach the fundamentals of the dynamics of mobility systems and to give an account on the planning tools to manage them with a focus on sustainability issues, through theoretical lessons, discussions of case studies and practical works. The course is therefore aimed at giving a scientific approach and the basic techniques to analyze mobility systems also in quantitative terms, with special emphasis on environmental, economic and social impacts. Monitoring methods of transport systems, data collection and techniques to describe the system demand-supply both through mathematical models and demand-supply interaction models will be illustrated. Particular attention will be paid at the interactions between mobility systems and territorial patterns, concerning (1) the effects that the distribution of land uses and the shape of settlements have on transport demand generation and modal split, and (2) the impacts that different accessibility levels through both individual and public transport have on the evolution of different parts of cities and territories. Finally, a short account on the different transport planning tools used by decision makers and stakeholders is given, considering the different scales (from European Union to municipalities) and the interactions both among these tools and with the other land use planning tools.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of how transport and mobility systems work (along with their environmental, social and economic impacts)
Knowledge of the relationships of transport and mobility systems with the distribution and the transformation of land uses in a given territory
Skill in analysing mobility data using statistical techniques
Skill in basic use of transport models to forecast transport demand.
Skill in individuating land use and transport planning tools (together with their reciprocal interactions) that can help managing mobility when considering sustainability issues.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The student must know the basic concept of informatics as well of mathematics and algebra. It is also essential that the student know the basic concepts of macro economics and statistics. He has to know how to use spreadsheet and wordprocessing softwares. Basic knowledge of main regional and territorial planning tools is required.

Impacts of mobility on the environment, the society, the economy
Push and pull measures for modal balancing
The role of technological innovation
Socio-cultural policies for sustainable mobility

Driving factors in the generation of the mobility demand: journeys as a function of land uses
The interrelation between the urban form and structure and the mobility patterns
Demand travel management through land use planning
The strategy of the 20 mph zones

Tools and institutions for planning transports and mobility, from the European to the urban level, with particular attention to the "Piano urbano del traffico" and the "Piano urbano della mobilità"


Basic information on used variables
Basic elements of the locomotion theory

The transport supply
Planning and study areas: boundary and relationship with surrounding territory.
Zoning and its concepts: areas’ size, centroid, origin and destination nodes.
Transport network: nodes and links. Relationship between cost and traffic flow on the links: the route.
Transport generalized cost
Transport demand.
Methods to quantify the transport demand.
Searching for economic, demographic and transport data related to the studied area.
Construction of the Origin/destination matrix

Road infrastructures: laws and rules.
The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM).
The concept of LOS (Level of Service).

Analysis and construction of Graphic timetables
Analysis of the current services in the planning area
Definition of the Public Transport Supply
Load factor estimation
Delivery modes
The working sessions, indicatively lasting three-four hours, aim to develop the students’ skill in numeric applications referred to the subjects explained during the lessons, and specifically to the following points:
•road graph construction
•O/D matrix for the planning area
•LOS calculation in several links of the network
•Transport supply quantification
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
The course organization does not allow to identify a single reference text, thus attending the course is of utmost importance for an effective learning process, During the lessons the main references to the literature will be given.
The main references are:
-CASCETTA E., Teoria e metodi dell'ingegneria dei sistemi di trasporto, UTET 1998
-DAVICO L., STARICCO L., Trasporti e società, Carocci, Roma, 2006.
-DE LUCA M., Manuale di Pianificazione dei Trasporti, Collana Trasporti, Franco Angeli, 2000
-ORTÚZAR J de D., WILLUMSEN L.G., Modelling Transport, 3rd edition, Wiley, Chichester 1994
-REGIONE PIEMONTE, Verso una strategia europea per una mobilità sostenibile. Linee d’azione per gli enti locali, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2004
-RIGANTI P., Città, attività, spostamenti. La pianificazione della mobilità urbana, Carocci, Roma, 2008.
-SOCCO C., MONTALDO C., La strategia delle zone 30 : sicurezza, multifunzionalita e qualità ambientale delle strade urbane, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2005
-VITALE BROVARONE E., Città in movimento. Relazioni e dipendenze tra i caratteri degli insediamenti e la domanda di mobilità, Le Penseur, 2010

For additional consultation:
MEYER M., MILLER E.J., Urban Transportation Planning, McGraw-Hill 2001

In order to facilitate the follow-up of the lectures, copies of presentations used in the class will be uploaded on the course website.
Assessment and grading criteria
The final result is based on an oral examination on the subjects dealt with during the course and on the assessment of some practical works carried out during the course. The final examination can be accessed only with a positive scoring of the various on-going practical works (result higher/equal 18/30)

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2012/13

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