PL-58 Managing Transportation and Land Use Interactions (online)

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CEUs: 1.00


This course grants 1.0 CEUs and 10.0 AICP CMs. (AICP CMs pending approval)


Transportation networks are one of the most powerful influences of local land use patterns. Local land use decisions shape the demand for transportation services and improvements. Managing this interaction to achieve multiple goals is one of the more difficult problems for planners and engineers. This new online course covers how to create successful plans and projects, how to address land use and transportation as an integrated system, how land use and transportation goals are changing the way we approach traffic management, , including how to identify key feedback relationships in your community; how to develop alternatives that balance competing goals and increase choice; and how to communicate the interactive nature of transportation and land use investments to decision-makers.

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Topics Include

  • the effects of transportation improvements on land use and vice versa
  • transportation's role in growth management, including "Smart Growth" and "New Urbanism"
  • federal, state, and local requirements for transportation and land use planning
  • preparing general and specific plans, CMPs, RTPs, TIPs, transportation impact and other studies
  • how land use/transportation interactions "play" in the general plan process, the transportation planning process, and the CEQA process
  • use and interpretation of Level of Service policies and sketch planning tools
  • how to use performance measures to manage impacts and trade-offs

What You Will Learn

Students improve their understanding of the complex, multi-dimensional nature of the land use and transportation linkages. They learn how to apply this understanding to the development of coordinated and consistent plans and studies that bridge between transportation planning and general community planning, and how other communities in California are dealing with controversies among mobility, development, and environmental goals.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Both new and experienced planners will benefit. Transportation engineers, project and agency managers, transit planners, community planners, decision-makers, and land developers will also find this course relevant and useful. The course is appropriate for both urban and rural perspectives.

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