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Info Session - Netherlands: Amsterdam - Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands: Pedestrian, Bicycle & Public Transport
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Info Session - Netherlands: Amsterdam - Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands: Pedestrian, Bicycle & Public Transport

Join us for an info session on this Summer 2019 Education Abroad program through Portland State University:

Friday, January 11, 2019
12 - 1pm
KMC 465

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This 4-credit program presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. The course creates an immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use. The curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. Specific emphases on planning and engineering principles, policy, and practice will be explored through field trips, tours and guest lectures, while visiting Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, and Houten. Students completing this course will develop a broader understanding of sustainable transportation issues and expand their toolkit for context-sensitive solutions.

Taught in a study-abroad format in a European nation, this course examines how the urban areas and transportation systems of that nation have been designed to promote transportation by foot, bicycle, and public transportation. Topics include design of bikeways, safe pedestrian crossings, and transit systems; urban expansion and land-use policies to promote travel by foot, bike, and public transport; smart cities programs and projects, roadway system design for safety and to prevent roads from becoming barriers to walking and cycling; and design for transit priority on roadways and for high-quality rail, tram, and bus service. Through design projects, offers students an opportunity to apply lessons learned to the U.S. context. 

No previous language study required.

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Travel Dates: Summer 2019
Credit: CE 495/595: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands – 4 credits

**No language requirement!**
**While this program is open to all majors, it is especially relevant for the following fields of study:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Studies
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Public Policy