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FAG3187 Sustainable Mobility 3.0 credits

The course will discuss the theories and concepts of sustainable transportation planning. The role of gender equality, diversity and equity will be addressed. Climate change and energy futures will be highlighted with methodological approaches (e.g. backcasting).

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 11 Mar 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

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P3 (0.5 hp), P4 (2.5 hp)


11 Mar 2024
3 Jun 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 11 Mar 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 11 Mar 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAG3187 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is built on the fundamental concepts of sustainability and equity applied in transport planning. It will encourage norm critical thinking of traditional and contemporary approaches to mobility with the lens of sustainability and equity. The changing socio-technological landscape will be considered. Evaluation of novel transport solutions and strategies will be discussed using different tools and methods (e.g. scenario analysis, strategy evaluation, backcasting).

The course will be delivered in a series of lectures on sustainable mobility concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. Students will apply those knowledge in their assignments and present their findings in seminars where peer discussions will be facilitated.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should be able to

  • Critically discuss the opportunities and challenges of ensuring sustainability and equity in transportplannering.
  • Understand and reflect on the role (or the lack thereof) of gender equality, diversity and equity in transport planning.
  • Describe alternative transport futures to meet sustainability goals.
  • Apply the tools learned in the course to evaluate a transport strategy or scenario.
  • Reflect on their own individual research with the perspective of transport sustainability or transition towards sustainability.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admission to relevant doctoral program: Approved courses of at least 60 ECT in the subject areas of transportation systems, civil engineering, urban planning, economics, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, or other subjects deemed directly relevant.

Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand-in assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Hand-in assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examiner may, based on a recommendation from KTH's coordinator of support for students with disabilities, decide on any adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities.

The examiner may allow an alternative form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Participation at more than 75% of seminars is mandatory. One seminar can be replaced with a supplementary written assignment.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Transport and Systems Analysis