In this course, we will focus on the planning, design, and operations of transportation systems in countries abroad that are known for a sustainable multimodal approach to transportation. This course is a study abroad course tied to the Global Engineering Leadership Minor administered in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The leadership competencies this course will focus on include cultural awareness/global competency, informal mentoring, and feedback. The initial offering will focus on the Netherlands, a country where substantial efforts have been made to encourage cycling and transit usage by residents of all ages and cycling levels of comfort. The Dutch consider cycling more sustainable because of the reduction in space required, low emissions and noise, and health impacts. Dutch infrastructure provides good examples of protected bicycle infrastructure, traffic calming, transit network design, and transit and bicycle integration. Visit our program page for more information about this study abroad opportunity.
Read our SLS Global Student Ambassador Blog Post for a student perspective on sustainable communities in the Netherlands, and check out this video by our Global Student Ambassadors! In addition, read through a project by student participants who applied what they learned in the Netherlands to Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta.