Teaching

I primarily teach courses on transportation policy and planning.  In recent years I have taught graduate-level courses on Transportation and Land Use:  Urban Form, Public Transit and Shared Mobility, and Transportation, Economics, Finance, and Policy.  I have also  occasionally taught an undergraduate course in Transportation Geography and a graduate Comparative International Transportation Field Course, which involved traveling with students to Berlin, London, and Mexico City.   My courses cover topics that range from conceptual to applied, and weave questions of history, politics, and equity throughout.  Students can typically choose from a menu of assignments connected to policy and planning practice to fit their interests, which typically entail field work and field trips as well.

Current Teaching

  • Present1997

    PP 220/UP 250 Transportation and Land Use: Urban Form

    Historical evolution of urban form and transportation systems, intrametropolitan location theory, recent trends in urban form, spatial mismatch hypothesis, jobs/housing balance, transportation in strong central city and polycentric city, neotraditional town planning debate, rail transit and urban form.

  • 20191997

    PP 244/UP 255 Shared Mobility Policy and Planning

    Introduction to planning, analysis, and management of shared mobility systems, with particular focus on public transit. Overview of shared mobility policy and planning context; introduction to transportation planning and project evaluation processes; high-speed rail and airports and aviation; public transit policy and planning, including performance evaluation and route planning; taxis and ADA paratransit, ride-hailing, car-, bike-, and scooter-share; implications of vehicle automation for shared mobility in the years ahead.

Previous Teaching

  • 20132001

    UP 212 Comparative Urban Transportation Workshop: Mexico City

    2001: London 2003: Berlin 2013: Mexico City

    Topics of planning and policy in various international or domestic sites. Topics may include urban design, urban development, urban governance, land use, environmental issues, transportation, infrastructure planning, housing development, community development, and/or physical planning.

  • 20111998

    UP 120 Introduction to Cities and Planning

    Survey of urban history and evolution in U.S., urban social theory, current growth trends, system of cities, urban economy and economic restructuring, traditional and alternative location theories, urban transportation, and residential location and segregation.

  • 20111998

    PP 222/UP 256 Transportation Economics, Finance, and Policy

    Overview of transportation finance and economics; concepts of efficiency and equity in transportation finance; historical evolution of highway and transit finance; current issues in highway finance; private participation in road finance, toll roads, road costs and cost allocation, truck charges, congestion pricing; current issues in transit finance; transit fare and subsidy policies, contracting and privatization of transit services.

  • 20072003

    UP 150 Transportation Geography

    Study of the geographical aspects of transportation designed for juniors and seniors., with focus on the characteristics and functions of various modes and on complexities of intra-urban transport.

  • 20071998

    PP 221/UP 253 Travel Behavior Analysis

    Descriptions of travel patterns in metropolitan areas, recent trends and projections into future, overview of travel forecasting methods, trip generation, trip distribution, mode split traffic assignment, critique of traditional travel forecasting methods and new approaches to travel behavior analysis.

  • 19971996

    UP 121 Urban Policy and Planning

    Examination of current urban planning and policy issues and debates, such as normative theories of good urban form, metropolitan organization and governance, economic development and growth management, edge cities, spatial mismatch hypothesis, urban poverty, racial/ethnic inequality, gender and urban structure, sustainability, and future of cities.