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Transportation Planning: Effects on the Environment, Health, and Social Justice

This course discusses the local and global impacts of transportation systems and the mitigation of those impacts. The course also identifies prospects for change, as achieved by technology, transportation management, and pricing.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (57 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2019
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (3 mins)
  • 2. Types and Scales of Impacts (1 min)
  • 3. Local Impacts on the Environment (6 mins)
  • 4. Social Impacts (7 mins)
  • 5. Mitigation Strategies for Local Impacts (6 mins)
  • 6. Global Environmental Consequences (7 mins)
  • 7. Strategies to Reduce Global Transportation Emissions (8 mins)
  • 8. Regulation and Markets in Mitigation (8 mins)
  • 9. How Climate Change will Influence Transportation (5 mins)
  • 10. Wrap-Up (2 mins)

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the types and scale of transportation impact on the environment.

  • Gain familiarity with the range of local impacts on the environment, like air pollution, water pollution, habitat impact, noise, community identity, and aesthetics, in addition to public health outcomes.

  • Understand the role in local transportation system in providing access to services to those with limited travel choices, and access to ladders of opportunity.

  • Gain knowledge of mitigation measures for local transportation impacts.

  • Learn about the scale of global impact of the transportation system: energy, greenhouse gas emissions, species impact, and disease vectors.

  • Gain knowledge of strategies to reduce the impact of the global transportation system on the environment.

  • Learn about the merits of regulatory and market-based strategies for reducing transportation environmental impacts.

  • Develop a future outlook on global climate change will impact transportation infrastructure.

Course Description

Transportation systems have a large impact on local ecosystems and global environmental conditions. This course describes the variety of impacts, traces attempts to mitigate those impacts, and identifies prospects for change achieved by technology, transportation management, and pricing. By the end of the course, you will gain knowledge of strategies to reduce the impact of the global transportation system on the environment.

This course concludes by examining how climate change will impact transportation infrastructure.

Learn these skills

  • Economics
  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Parking
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Walkability
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

Richard Willson

Richard Willson

Richard Willson is a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Willson's research addresses parking policy, climate change planning, land/use transportation relationships, travel demand management, and transit-oriented development.

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