Revolutions in Transportation

Kelcie Ralph (Planning and Public Policy)
Michael Smart (Planning and Public Policy)

This seminar will explore revolutionary transportation technologies. We will begin by examining past  revolutions in transportation that have shaped our daily lives and the city as we know it, including railways, streetcars, the automobile, and the airplane. We will then examine ongoing revolutions in transportation, including high-speed rail, car-sharing, on-demand taxi services like Uber, freight containerization, and the logistics revolution. Finally, we will turn our attention toward emerging technologies that may reshape our daily lives and the urban experience from autonomous vehicles to the Hyperloop. Students will engage in researching a transportation revolution of their choosing.  Seminar includes a trip to a freight distribution center and a transportation operations center.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 80 index 09676