11.543 Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Livable Communities


Class Info

Examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. Investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as a facilitator of economic development and environmental sustainability. Analyzes a variety of international policy problems, including government-business relations, the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the public and media in the regulation of the automobile; sustainable development; global warming; politics of risk and siting of transport facilities; environmental justice; equity; as well as transportation and public health in the urban metropolis. Provides students with an opportunity to apply transportation and planning methods to develop policy alternatives in the context of environmental politics. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.543 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by J. Coughlin.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Fridays in 9-255.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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