Transportation Planning Foundations

Transportation involves the myriad multimodal ways in which goods and people move. How and why are some modes chosen over others and who gets to decide?

Designed for professionals or community members who want to understand the role of transportation in urban planning, this course provides an accessible overview of transportation planning. You’ll explore the planning process, governance in Metro Vancouver and beyond, and best practices in planning and design for transit, active transportation, driving and parking, goods movement, and new mobility.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Elicia Elliott $367.50 31 Register
Online - Elicia Elliott $367.50 35 -

Course schedule: Classes run online from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will 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 will you learn?

In this course, you will learn through a mix of online instructor- led presentations, class and small-group discussions, and interactive in-class exercises.

Who should take this course?

Anyone with an interest in learning more about the field of transportation planning.  

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered via videoconference.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Professional development credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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