The unimpeded movement of goods and people characterizes the modern world. Modern transportation systems such as automobiles, trucks, aircraft, trains, pipelines and bulk and container ships provide the mechanism to move vast amounts of goods and people that enable a global economy. Included in this picture are infrastructure requirements for support such as highway and rail grids, bridges, tunnels, deep-sea ports, canals, and airports. In this course, students will gain an understanding of transportation systems and the supporting infrastructure that have led to the modern globalized economy. We will also discuss the global environmental impacts of these transportation systems individually and collectively.
Field WorkCountry: Spain
Day: 1 - Thursday, 15 October