Transportation Planning and Development

Transportation is a cornerstone of city building and directly influences the development of our built environment and social capital. Transportation strategies directly impact and interact with land use planning, zoning, economic development, urban design and architecture. Through lectures, discussions, case studies and exercises, this course will explore the issues, analytic framework, and tools involved in transportation planning. There will be an emphasis on a number of key areas of study: 1) the history and theories behind contemporary transportation planning, 2) transportation master planning, 3) transportation policy and legislation, 4) parking demand and analysis, 5) transportation modeling and level of service analysis, 6) streetscape design and transit system geometrics, 7) intelligent transportation systems, 8) management and financing of transit and transportation systems, and 9) environmental sustainability. In addition, the course will expose students to national legislation and policies as well as to new technologies that are having a direct influence on transportation systems and infrastructure.This course is offered through the Department of Urban Planning and Design and is open to degree candidates in any discipline. There are no prerequisites.