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Kay W. Axhausen: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen
FieldVerkehrsplanung
Address
I. f. Verkehrspl./Transportsysteme
ETH Zürich, HIL F 31.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 39 43
E-mailaxhausen@ivt.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0414-AALTransport Planning (Transportation I)
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
3 credits2RK. W. Axhausen
AbstractThe lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts.
ObjectiveThe course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning.
ContentBasic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis.
LiteratureOrtuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester.
101-0414-00LTransport Planning (Transportation I) Information 3 credits2GK. W. Axhausen
AbstractThe lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts.
ObjectiveThe course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning.
ContentBasic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis.
LiteratureOrtuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester.
101-0478-00LMeasurement and Modelling of Travel Behaviour6 credits4GK. W. Axhausen
AbstractComprehensive introduction to survey methods in transport planning and modeling of travel behavior, using advanced discrete choice models.
ObjectiveEnabling the student to understand and apply the various measurement approaches and models of modelling travel behaviour.
ContentBehavioral model and measurement; travel diary, design process, hypothetical markets, discrete choice model, parameter estimation, pattern of travel behaviour, market segments, simulation, advanced discrete choice models
Lecture notesVarious papers and notes are distributed during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirement: Transport I
101-0481-00LReadings in Transport Policy3 credits2GK. W. Axhausen
AbstractThis course will explore the issues and constraints of transport policy through the joint readings of a set of relevant papers.

The class will meet every three weeks to discuss the texts.
ObjectiveFamiliarize the students with issues of transport policy making and the conflicts arising.

Train the ability to read critically and to summarize his/her understanding for him/herself and others through a review paper, paper abstracts and a paper review.
103-0488-00LSeminar in Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems Restricted registration - show details 9 credits18SB. Scholl, B. T. Adey, K. W. Axhausen, A. Grêt-Regamey, M. Menendez, U. A. Weidmann
AbstractThis seminar offers the students the opportunity to research and present a topic of their choice in depth resulting in a term paper.

The topic can be freely chosen after consultation with the chair supervising the student. The chairs will also provide a list of proposed topics.
ObjectivePractise independent scientific working addressing a relevant topic from the range of the master's programme course.
ContentThe students can work on a topic of their choice from the range of the he master's programme course.
115-0506-00LLecture Week 06: Traffic Systems Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS, DAS and CAS in Spatial Planning.
2 credits1GK. W. Axhausen, U. A. Weidmann
AbstractInterrelationships between networks, supply, and space; Demand and demand models; Evaluation of changes in infrastructure; traffic systems: rail infrastructure, passenger transportation; case study.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the life cycle costs and effects of infrastructure on spatial development as accessibility producing and /or vital network industries. Understanding planning processes for network infrastructure operation and production as well as the challenges of network operation.
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SB. Stojadinovic, K. W. Axhausen, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Embrechts, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, D. Helbing, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.