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Transportation Planning Focus Area

The transportation planning focus area builds an interdisciplinary range of skills and perspectives in transportation planning, including understandings of transportation planning’s societal roles, applied technical and evaluation skills, historical uses and misuses of transportation planning techniques, and the rich interdependencies between transportation planning and other areas of urban and regional planning.  Transportation planners work in the public sector for agencies including municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, and transit operators; in the private sector as consultants; and in the non-profit sector in research and advocacy.

Coordinator: Jonathan Levine

Primary Courses

  • URP 560, Transportation and Land-Use Planning
  • URP 561, Public Policy and Transportation
  • URP 520, Introduction to GIS

Secondary Courses

  • URP 521, Intermediate GIS  
  • URP 535, Introduction to Urban Informatics
  • URP 580, Metropolitan Structure
  • URP 573, Infrastructure Planning in the United States and Developing Countries

Non-URP Courses

  • Public Policy 750, Special Topics:  Smart Cities and the Future of Mobility
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 552, Travel Analysis and Forecasting
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 450, Introduction to Transportation Engineering (note:  see focus-area coordinator first.  Special arrangements are needed to arrange for graduate credit.)
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