Urban Transportation Policy and Planning
This one-day course will give an overview of transportation policy and planning in cities in developed and developing countries through two case studies. Gain an understanding of common transportation practices and challenges in terms of land use, financing, and politics. Explore factors that influence public policy at local, national, and international levels. By the end of the course, be able to answer the following questions: What is transportation infrastructure, and how is it typically funded in developing and developed countries? What constitutes public transportation? What is bus rapid transit and how does it compare to a subway system? Also, learn about policy memo writing and turn in a transportation planning-focused policy memo.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of the concepts and political factors involved in transportation planning and policy in urban areas in lower-income and higher-income countries
- An understanding of what constitutes transportation planning and policy
- The ability to formulate and write policy briefs and recommendation memos
- Students and professionals interested in public transportation planning and policy
- Those with an interest in transportation in cities in developed and developing countries