Is transport modeling education too multidisciplinary? A manifesto on the search for its evolving identity: Current Foundations, Future Prospect

J.Y.J. Chow, R. Jayakrishnan, H. S. Mahmassani

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Abstract

Existing educational programs that aim to produce the cadre of transport modelers qualified to address the wide array of problems and opportunities in the realm of transportation planning, operations, design and public policy are showing signs of strain as they fail to adequately keep up with the fast pace of technological development and socio-demographic shifts. This chapter presents a discussion of relevant objectives and pedagogical approaches for a modern education targeted at transport modelers, the structure of such curricula, the fundamentals believed to define the underlying scientific core, along with the tensions and resulting opportunities created by the multiplicity of disciplinary perspectives and traditions. A flexible approach to transport education is advocated to better reflect continually changing landscapes, and prepare transport modelers to better address the changes and challenges ahead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTravel Behaviour Research
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Foundations, Future Prospect
EditorsM. J. Roorda, E. J. Miller
PublisherLulu
StatePublished - 2012

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