Transportation Planning Foundations
Transportation involves the myriad multimodal ways in which goods and people move. In general, transportation planning involves undertaking strategy, analysis, conceptual or schematic design, planning, monitoring, and engagement. This course focuses on the professional practice and process of transportation planning, including a high-level overview of transportation governance in metro Vancouver, and best practices in planning for transit, active transportation, driving and parking, goods movement, and new mobility.
Note: You will have up to one week to complete the post-course take-home assignment, which will be graded Pass or Fail.
- Thu, Oct 6, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Thu, Oct 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Thu, Oct 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Thu, Oct 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Articulate how planning works, including the importance of problem definition and the planning process
- Explain best practices for various modes of transportation
- Understand how transportation decisions are made and who makes them
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Expect instructor-led presentations and class discussions
- Prepare to discuss, debate and formulate your own opinions
You will be evaluated on:
- Final assignment (pass/fail) due 1 week after the last session
Who should take this course?
This introductory course is for both professionals and engaged citizens with an interest in learning more about the field of transportation planning.
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.
Professional development credits
AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.