Summer school

We are pleased to invite you to UB ECONOMICS 2015 Economics Summer School on

 

“Transport Policy and Planning: Cities, Sustainability and Project Evaluation”

 

The Summer School offers an enriching academic and personal experience during the first week of July (from the 6th to the 10th) in Barcelona!

TRANSPORT POLICY AND PLANNING: CITIES, SUSTAINABILITY AND PROJECT EVALUATION

This second edition of the UB Economics Summer School aims to offer participants insights into the field of transport planning. The second 2015 edition will be offering two complementary courses:
Course I – Daniel Albalate (Universitat de Barcelona) (CV) 

“Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”

The aim of this course is to introduce the Cost-Benefit Analysis methodology to evaluate transport infrastructure investments from the economic perspective.

 

Course II – David Banister (Oxford University) (CV)

“Cities and sustainable transport”

The aim of this course is to introduce a variety of ways in which passenger transport can be made more sustainable and to identify some of the barriers and challenges in increasing its sustainability.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES

Our courses are accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System. All participants in the Summer School will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended and will have a chance to earn 2 ECTS points (one per course), after submitting an essay at the end of the summer course.

 

ECTS – a common language for academic recognition

ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. This is achieved through the use of common ECTS credit units and a common ECTS grading scale.

MONDAY, JULY 6th
08:30 – 11:00 Registration UB Economics office
09:15 – 09:30 Welcoming remarks by the Dean of the Faculty, Elisenda Paluzie Aula Sardà-Dexeus
09:30 – 11:00 Course I – Daniel Albalate: “Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”. Session 1. The basics of Cost Benefit Analysis. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break Torre 6 Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course I – Daniel Albalate: “Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”. Session 2. Monetary values for externalities and indirect impacts. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
TUESDAY, JULY 7th
9:00 – 10:30 Course II – David Banister: “Cities and sustainable transport”. Session 1. City, mobility and climate change. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Torre 6 Hall
11:00 – 12:30 Course I – Daniel Albalate: “Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”. Session 3. Forecasting methods for traffic demand and costs. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th
9:00 – 10:30 Course II – David Banister: “Cities and sustainable transport”. Session 2. Cities, urban form and transport. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Torre 6 Hall
11:00 – 12:30 Course I – Daniel Albalate: “Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”. Session 4. Risk and uncertainty in cost benefit analysis. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
THURSDAY, JULY 9th
9:00 – 10:30 Course II – David Banister: “Cities and sustainable transport”. Session 3. Transport and land use planning to achieve sustainability. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Torre 6 Hall
11:00 – 12:30 Course I – Daniel Albalate: “Economic evaluation of transportation projects: a course on cost-benefit analysis”. Session 5. Cost Benefit Analysis: Applications and case studies. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
FRIDAY, JULY 10th
9:00 – 10:30 Course II – David Banister: “Cities and sustainable transport”. Session 4. Transport Futures: Thinking the Unthinkable Aula Sardà-Dexeus
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Torre 6 Hall
11:00 – 12:30 Course II – David Banister: “Cities and sustainable transport”. Session 5. Building a Sustainable Transport strategy: London. Aula Sardà-Dexeus
12:30 – 13:00 Farewell cocktail Torre 6 Hall
13:00 Closing remarks by the Dean of the Faculty, Elisenda Paluzie Torre 6 Hall

 

Click HERE to download the schedule in pdf format

You will be able to apply for registration filling this FORM until June 19th 2015. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an e-mail with a preliminary invoice attached and the payment procedure instructions. No admitted participant will be registered to attend any course unless the full tuition fee has been paid. Payments should all be made before June 26th 2015 in order to guarantee the place in the course. Upon reception of payment, an email containing acknowledge receipt of the course fees and therefore, the registration confirmation will be sent to the participant.

The tuition fees are the following:

 

General fee Student fee
1 course (I or II) 400 eur 300 eur
2 courses (I and II) 600 eur 400 eur

 

Fees include: coffee breaks, the welcome dinner, the farewell cocktail, a ‘Bus Turistic’ voucher and any material required for the course.

 

Student Fee Eligibility: We will only consider you for the Student Reduced Fee if you are a full-time PhD or Master student enrolled at a university or college, or if you have just finished university or if you are starting university in the same year as the Summer School course. You will be asked to provide a proof of this status at the moment of the application.

 

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent in advance by email. Participants wishing to withdraw from the program will have their tuition fees partially refunded according to the following policies: Prior to 15 days before the beginning of the course: full refund of the registration fee, less €100 of administrative costs.