Mobility and Transportation Planning

MUP Concentration

Urban mobility is being disrupted by technology in ways that have not occurred in a century. New travel modes, and new transportation companies, are arising almost overnight. Transportation is essential to urban life. Against that backdrop, many of the fundamentals of urban mobility remain the same. Transportation shapes, and is shaped by, neighborhoods. Transportation occurs at the intersection of planning, Big Data, and politics, and the resulting policies affect patterns of equity and access throughout the city. Students in this concentration will learn skills in data analysis and technology, market structure, policy and public finance related to transportation. This concentration focuses on multi-modal transportation, including emerging topics such the role of alternatives to the car, trends in freight transportation, and best practices in public response to new technologies.

Suggested courses for students selecting this concentration include:

  • Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning Law (PPD 588) (Enroll in CE 579)
  • Port Engineering: Planning and Operations (PPD 589) (Enroll in CE 589)
  • Marine Transportation and Policy (PPD 599)
  • Environmental Impacts (PPD 621)
  • Urban Economic Analysis (PPD 630)
  • Geographic Information Systems for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 631)
  • Principles of Transportation Systems Analysis (PPD 635)
  • Transportation and the Environment (PPD 692)
  • Urban Mass Transit (PPDE 637)
  • Land Use and Transportation Planning (PPDE 644)

Gateway Course:

  • Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation (PPD 634)

Concentration Methodology Course:

  • Methods and Modeling Tools for Transportation Planning (PPD 633)