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UT-90 Integrated Mobilty Project - Dissertation

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Mobility
2nd Year, sem 2, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 4P | ECTS Credits: 10
Urban Planning and Territorial Development
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Mihaela Negulescu
Teaching Staff:

Head of planning and design studio: Mihaela Hermina NEGULESCU -Associate Professor PhD. Architect Urban Planner; Reihold Staedler - teaching assistant, Radu Patrascu - teaching assistant

Learning outcomes:

• Achievig skills for mobility planning - through SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) – at FUAs / metropolitan and local level
• Developing holistic thinking and skills in integrated, systemic urban development planning, in a logic of coordination with mobility planning - LUM (Land Use&Mobility) / UM (Urban Planning & Mobility) approach
• Deepening, through practical study, of LUM planning skills:
1. planning urban development so as to create spatial premises for a sustainable (re)shape of mobility,
2. planning urban development for better exploiting and/or remodeling accessibility(ies);
3. contextualized planning of mobility, sensitive to the characteristics and demands of different urban zones, so as to create premises for urban regeneration, reshape of public spaces and improvement of cities’ livability
• Deepening, through practical study, the multi and cross-disciplinary logics skills acquired at the courses: „Mobility2”, "Transport Systems", "Traffic and road frameworks”
• Developing critical thinking, creativity and capacity for innovation in spatial planning and urban mobility planning
• Training / practicing the compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory framework for planning (coordinated) urban form and urban mobility
• Understanding urban planner's role in interdisciplinary SUMPs’ teams
• Developing skills in designing mobility infrastructure
• Critical reference to the relevant European practice (similar case studies) and adapting best-practices to the local context


The study is opportune in the context of the challenges that are facing the cities for meeting, in the logic of sustainability, the growing needs of urban mobility, so as to provide balanced answers both for the requirements of accessibility and those of protecting the environment and increasing the urban livability. The Mobility&Transportation European policy promotes the paradigm shift that moves from an unconditioned and undifferentiated adaptation of cities to car requirements, towards a sustainable mobility planning model for more livable and NMT friendly cities.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is the new generation of tools for umobility planning, currently recommended by the European Community. The Urban Mobility Package (2013) identifies principles and recommendations for SUMPs while SUMP Guidelines draws a general methodology for its planning process.

The study is split in three chained stages, having specific objectives:
1. Identification of an integrated (Urban planning& Mobility) vision of development for the studied territory - the territorial level of the approach is that of FUAs.

2. Designing the general concept and its associated general plan for (re)organizing mobility so as to support the integrated vision of development - the territorial level of the approach is that of FUAs - functional city.

3. Detailed study (alternatives):
Integrated UM development vision with a focus on the concept and plan of (re)modeling mobility, at a zonal/areal level (chosen by the student)
Sectorial policy of mobility – territorial level: FUA/ local /zonal
Detailed UM study for re-designing an urban space, a non-motorized major route, an intermodal hub etc.

Teaching Method:

planning & designing guidance; study-cases video presentations, debates


presence & participation to debates (20%); project: team work (40%) + individual work (20%)


• The bibliographies for the courses: „Mobility2”, "Transport Systems", "Traffic and road frameworks”
• Development strategies – integrated and sectorial – at national, regional, local level
• Urban strategies and plans
• Mobility strategies and plans
• Mobility infrastructure projects
• Guidelines and methodologies for developing PMUD: Guidelines – developing and implementing a sustainable urban mobility plan, 2013:
• Guidelines for policies and strategies
• Legislative, regulatory and design guides (Romanian and European)
• Design guidelines and regulations
European programmatic documents:
[1] Urban Mobility Package, EC- Mobility and Transport, dec. 2013
 Together towards competitive and resource efficient urban mobility
• Together towards competitive and resource efficient urban mobility
• Anexa - concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
• Deployment of Intelligent Transport System solutions in urban areas
• Urban logistics
• Urban access regulations
• Urban
[2] TEN-T guidelines, dec. 2013
[3] SUMP - Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, Project Eltisplus, IEE , 2011.
[4] White paper 2011- Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system, Bruxelles, 2011
[5] Action Plan on Urban Mobility, EC, Bruxelles, 2009
[6] Green paper -Towards a new culture for urban mobility, EC, Bruxelles, 2007
• Code de la rue – French, Belgian etc. (on-line)
• The boulevard book –History, evolution, design of multiway boulevards – Allan B. Jacobs, Elisabeth Macdonald, and Yordan Rofé – publisher The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, London England, 2002.
• Livable streets – Donald Appleyard - University of California Press, 1981.
• Reconquérir les rues – exemples à travers le monde et pistes d’actions – Nicolas Soulier – publicat de ULMER, 2012.
• CERTU guides (France)
• Local Transport for London guides
• Other (individual (re)search)
Case studies – sources:
• Study cases presented at the courses: “Mobility 2”
• European portals and databases: ELTIS, CIVITAS, EPOMM; EUROBAROMETER, EUROSTAT

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