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Sustainable Urban Transport

Course code
GEN314
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
3
Term
FS 2020
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
Prof. Dr. Stefan Spinler
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
In this course, we will explore modern means of transport for both people and goods. Recent examples include the somewhat controversial e-scooter, the Berlkönig, a ride sharing service which is being offered in Berlin or Moia, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, which is currently active in Hamburg. We will assess these modes of transport in terms of their contribution to sustainability, operationalized as the triple bottom line (planet / people / profit). Transport is among the biggest emitters of CO2 and particulate matter, therefore solutions to curb these emissions are urgently needed. We will study international developments to understand the driving forces behind innovative transportation technology; for instance, it will be interesting to learn why Norway has, globally, the biggest share of electric vehicles.
Date Time
Wednesday, 15.01.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Wednesday, 22.01.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Thursday, 30.01.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 11.02.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 18.02.2020 15:30 - 18:45
Wednesday, 19.02.2020 08:00 - 11:15
40% Two team-based case studies

60% One individual paper on a self-selected topic within the area of sustainable urban transport (max. 10 pages).

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