CE 940 Transportation and Land Use Interactions
Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm, Physics Building, Room 146
Instructor: Prof Edward Beimborn, E371D, EMS, 229-4978, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this course will be to explore the relationship between transportation, infrastructure and land use. The course will explore how land use patterns evolve, the effects of transportation and infrastructure and the positive and negative aspects of decentralized growth. Issues such as the impacts of urban sprawl, growth strategies, preservation of open space, prediction of future land use, and mechanisms to alter growth trends will be discussed. The course will be a seminar format and use recent literature related to the topic. Students will be expected to prepare and present a seminar paper related to the course. Topic content and emphasis will vary based on student interest.
Patterns of urban development and urban sprawl Ref: TCRP report, Costs of Sprawl Revisited.
Effects of sprawl, positive vs. negative?
Does development pay its way? Sam White paper
Agriculture, farmland trust, farmland at risk study. Economics of farmland preservation, Philadelphia conference
Joyce Foundation project.
Part 2: Effects of transportation and infrastructure
Waste disposal regulations and their affect
Mound system regulations, etc
How much land use will require a highway widening? Density/infrastructure relationships.
Thresholds for public transit service.
Part 3: Prediction of future development
Automated highway systems and land use
Impacts of Intelligent Transportation systems on land use
Expert panel method of land use forecasting, workshop
Land use modeling, HLFM
CBE 2040 study
LUTRAC project, Portland Ore.
Neo-traditional concepts, new urbanism.
Statewide transportation/land use policies Ref. FHWA land use report, UWM
Economic development programs
Transit based land use design, ref: UWM reports
Land use design exercise?
Retrofitting, existing urban areas
Bus vs. Light rail effects on development
Financial incentives for preservation of open spaces
Development rights purchase
Development rights transfer
Farmland preservation, differential taxation (Wisconsin programs)