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|Meet Day||F||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM||GSD GNDH 517|
Transportation is a cornerstone of city building and directly influences the development of our social capital and the built environment. 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. Due to time constraints of the course and limited availability of information in English for other countries, this course will focus on transportation planning in the U.S. However, discussion of transportation in other countries is welcomed and encouraged both in class and in all assignments. 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.
Also offered by the School of Design as GSD 5304.