Transportation + Land Use Planning

Urban Planning

Spring 2013

David King, instructor

Urban sprawl, smart growth, traffic congestion and green cities are ideas that share a common policy linkage: integrated transportation and land use planning. This course was an overview of land use and transportation policy and planning drawing primarily on the United States experience with autos and transit. By introducing principles of urban planning, civil engineering, economics and public policy, students learned how to use planning tools, polices and other infrastructure investments to help develop effective places and networks. By the end of this course students were able to think critically about the transportation and land use implications of accessibility, environmental and urban design policies. In addition, students understood the mutually reinforcing incentives of transportation and land use systems at local, regional and national scales.