11.540J Urban Transportation Planning

Class Info

Studies the history, policy, practice and politics of urban transportation. Covers the role of the federal, state, and local government and the MPO, public transit in the auto era, analysis of current trends and pattern breaks; analytical tools for transportation planning, traffic engineering and policy analysis; the contribution of transportation to air pollution, social costs and climate change; land use and transportation interactions; traffic and place making; bicycles, pedestrians, and traffic calming. Examples from the Boston area and from Bilbao.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.540J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by F. Salvucci and M. Murga.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 11.540J was rated 5.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Urban Transportation Planning site.

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