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UP460 - Urban Transportation and Land Use Policy


This course is designed to provide an integrated perspective and analytical framwork to understand urban transportation and land use policies. It emphasizes the need to understand how the built environment and transportation interplay. How do new investments on transportation infrastructure--hightway or transit-- influence subsequent development patterns? How do different forms of land use and the built environment influence travel patterns? To address these questions, the class will cover following topic: fundamental travel demand theories; performance measures of urban transportation system; impacts of transportation on land use and urban form; impacts of urban form (land use) on travel patterns; congestion pricing; public transportation and active transportation; transit orientated development (TOD); and integrated transportation and land use planning.




4 hours




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