11.953 | Spring 2006 | Graduate

Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning



Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning?

Course Overview, Objectives, Expectations, Logistics, Student Interests, Basic Course Framework, Why Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning?

Part I: Understanding the Metropolitan-“izing” World
2 Metropolitan-ization Forces, Patterns and Trends, Concerns

Mieszkowski, P., and E. Mills. “The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 7, no. 3 (1993): 135-147.

Ingram, G. “Patterns of Metropolitan Development: What Have We Learned?” Urban Studies 35, no. 7 (1998): 1019-1035.

Glaeser, E. “Are Cities Dying?” The Journal of Economic Perspectives 12, no. 2 (1998): 139-160.

3 “Models” of the Metropolis

Miller, Mervyn. “Garden Cities and Suburbs: At Home and Abroad.” Journal of Planning History 1, no. 1 (2002): 6-28.

Tiebout, C. “A Pure Theory of Local Public Expenditures.” Journal of Political Economy 64 (1956): 416-24.

4 “Regional Architectures”: Institutions of the Metropolis

Porter, D. “Regional Governance: The Missing Link in Relating Land Use and Transportation.” Transportation, Urban Form, and the Environment. Transportation Research Board, Special Report 231, 1991, pp. 63-80.

Metcalf, G. “Regional Planning without Regional Government.” SPUR (July 2004): 1-4.

Part II: The Basics of Activities and Travel
5 Accessibility: The Land Use-Transportation Link

Buy at MIT Press Lynch, K. “Access.” Chapter 10 in Good City Form. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984, pp. 187-204. ISBN: 0262620464.

Geurs, K. T., and B. van Wee. “Accessibility Evaluation of Land-use and Transport Strategies: Review and Research Directions.” Journal of Transport Geography 12 (2004): 127-140.

Handy, S. L., and K. J. Clifton. “Evaluating Neighborhood Accessibility: Possibilities and Practicalities.” Journal of Transportation and Statistics 4, no. 2/3 (2001): 67-78.

6 Basics of Travel Demand: Persons and Firms

Holton, R. “The Distinction between Convenience Goods, Shopping Goods, and Specialty Goods.” Journal of Marketing 23, no. 1 (1958): 53-56.

Vickerman, R. “The Demand for Non-Work Travel.” Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 6, no. 2 (1972): 176-210.

Schafer, A. “Regularities in Travel Demand: An International Perspective.” Journal of Transportation and Statistics 3, no. 3 (2000): 1-31.

Part III: The Influence of Land Use on Mobility and Accessibility
7 Mobility/Accessibility = f (Land Use): Something New?

Carroll, J. D. “The Relation of Homes to Work Places and the Spatial Pattern of Cities.” Social Forces 30, no. 3 (1952): 271-282.

Cervero, R. “Jobs-Housing Balance Revisited: Trends and Impacts in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Journal of the American Planning Association 62, no. 4 (1996): 492-511.

8 Mobility/Accessibility = f (Land Use): Conceptualizing the Effects

Crane, R. “On Form Versus Function: Will the New Urbanism Reduce Traffic, or Increase It?” Journal of Planning Education and Research 15 (1996): 117-126.

Vilhelmson, B. “Daily Mobility and the Use of Time for Different Activities. The Case of Sweden.” GeoJournal 48, no. 3 (1999): 177-185.

Maat, K., B. van Wee, and D. Stead. “Land Use and Travel Behaviour: Expected Effects from the Perspective of Utility Theory and Activity-based Theories.” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 32 (2005): 33-46.

9 Mobility/Accessibility = f (Land Use): Analytical Approaches

Handy, S. “Methodologies for Exploring the Link between Urban Form and Travel Behavior.” Transportation Research D 1, no. 2 (1996): 151-165.

Crane, R. “The Influence of Urban Form on Travel: An Interpretive Review.” Journal of Planning Literature 15, no. 1 (2000): 3-23.

10 Mobility/Accessibility = f (Land Use): A Matter of Scale

Miller, E. J., and A. Ibrahim. “Urban Form and Vehicular Travel: Some Empirical Findings.” Transportation Research Record 1617 (1998): 18-27.

Ewing, R., and R. Cervero. “Travel and the Built Environment: A Synthesis.” Transportation Research Record 1780 (2001): 87-113.

McCormack, E., G. S. Rutherford, and M. Wilkinson. “Travel Impacts of Mixed Land Use Neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington.” Transportation Research Record 1780 (2001): 25-32.

11 Measuring Urban Form and Urban Design

Song, Y., and G. J. Knaap. “Measuring Urban Form: Is Portland Winning the War on Sprawl?” Journal of the American Planning Association 70, no. 2 (2004): 210-225.

Horner, M. W., and A. T. Murray. “Excess Commuting and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem.” Urban Studies 39, no. 1 (2002): 131-139.

Dill, J. “Measuring Network Connectivity for Bicycling and Walking.” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2004.

12 Implications for Planning Policies and Tools

Steiner, Ruth L. “Florida’s Transportation Concurrency: Are the Current Tools Adequate to Meet the Needs for Coordinated Land Use and Transportation?” University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy 12 (2001): 269-297.

Schwanen, T., M. Dijst, and F. Dieleman. “Policies for Urban Form and Their Impact on Travel: The Netherlands Experience.” Urban Studies 41, no. 3 (2004): 579-603.

Walters, G., R. Ewing, and W. Schroeer. “Adjusting Computer Modeling Tools to Capture Effects of ‘Smart Growth.’” Transportation Research Record 1722 (2000): 17-26.

13 Financial Instruments

Krizek, K. “Transit Supportive Home Loans: Theory, Application, and Prospects for Smart Growth.” Housing Policy Debate 14, no. 4 (2003): 657-677. (PDF)

Blackman, A. “Testing the Rhetoric.” Regulation 25, no. 1 (2002): 34-38.

Zegras, C. “Financing Transport Infrastructure in Developing Country Cities: Evaluation of and Lessons from Nascent Use of Impact Fees in Santiago de Chile.” Transportation Research Record 1839 (2003): 81-88.

Renne, J., and P. Newman. “Facilitating the Financing and Development of Smart Growth.” Transportation Quarterly 56, no. 2 (2002): 23-32.

See also, Affordability Index (PDF - 3.5 MB)

Part IV: The Influence of Transportation on Land Use
14 Transportation and Metropolitan Growth: History of Effects

Warner, S. B. “The Large Institutions.” Chapter 2 in Streetcar Suburbs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962, 2nd Printing, 1978, pp. 15-34. ISBN: 0674842138.

Muller, Peter O. “Transportation and Urban Form: Stages in the Spatial Evolution of the American Metropolis.” Chapter 3 in The Geography of Urban Transportation. Edited by S. Hanson. 3rd ed. New York, NY: The Guildford Press, 2004, pp. 59-85. ISBN: 1593850557.

15 Public Transportation and Metropolitan Growth

Baum-Snow, N., and M. E. Kahn. “The Effects of New Public Projects to Expand Urban Rail Transit.” Journal of Public Economics 77 (2000): 241-263.

Rodríguez, D., and F. Targa. “Value of Accessibility to Bogotá’s Bus Rapid Transit System.” Transport Reviews 24, no. 5 (2004): 587-610.

16 Public Transportation and Metropolitan Growth: Case Studies in Integration

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). “Curitiba, Brazil: BRT Case Study.” From Appendix in Bus Rapid Transit. Vol. 1. Case Studies in Bus Rapid Transit. TCRP Report 90, Washington, DC, 2003.

Cervero, R. “Orbiting the City with Rail-Served Satellites: Stockholm, Sweden.” Chapter 4 in The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1998, pp. 109-131. ISBN: 1559635916.

17 Passaic Studio Presentation  
18 Roadways and Metropolitan Growth

Boarnet, M., and A. Haughwout. “Do Highways Matter? Evidence and Policy Implications of Highways’ Influence on Metropolitan Development.” Brookings Discussion Paper. Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, Washington, DC, August 2000.

Boarnet, M., and S. Chalermpong. “New Highways, House Price, and Urban Development: A Case Study of Toll Roads in Orange County, CA.” Housing Policy Debate 12, no. 3 (2001): 575-605.


Roadways and Metropolitan Growth: São Paulo Case

Guest Speaker: Ciro Biderman

Biderman, C. “Transport and Location Decision: The São Paulo External Ring Case.” Draft Paper, 2006.

Vasconcellos, E. “Urban Change, Mobility and Transport in São Paulo: Three Decades, Three Cities.” Transport Policy 12 (2005): 91-104.

20 Transportation and Metropolitan Growth: Financial Instruments

Cervero, R., and B. Susantono. “Rent Capitalization and Transportation Infrastructure Development in Jakarta.” Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 11, no. 1 (1999): 11-23.

Batt, W. H. “Value Capture as a Policy Tool in Transportation Economics: An Exploration in Public Finance in the Tradition of Henry George.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 60, no. 1 (2001): 196-228.

21 Transportation Networks and Travel Behavior

Ewing, R. “Traffic Calming in New Developments.” Chapter 10 in Traffic Calming: State of the Practice. Washington, DC: Institute of Transportation Engineers and U.S. Federal Highway Administration, 1999, pp. 182-198. ISBN: 0935403361.

———. “From Highway to My Way: Context-Sensitive Highway Design.” Planning 67, no. 1 (2001): 22-27.

Macbeth, A. “Bicycle Lanes in Toronto.” ITE Journal 69, no. 2 (1999): 38-43.

Part V: Metropolitan Futures

Pulling It All Together: Land Use, Mobility, Accessibility

Guest Speaker: Chris Porter, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Wheeler, S. M. “Planning for Metropolitan Sustainability.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 20 (2000): 133-145.

Porter, C. “These Agencies Get It.” Planning 71, no. 5 (2005): 41-45.

23 Back to the Future? Land Use Mobility, Accessibility in Metropolitan China

Yang, J. “The Transportation Implications of Land Development in a Transitional Economy: Evidence from Housing Relocation in Beijing.” Paper accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record, 2006.

Pan, H., and M. Zhang. “Rail Transit Shaping Urban Travel and Land Use: Evidence from Shanghai, China.” Working paper, 2005.

24 The Future of the Metropolis: Theoretical Speculations

Glaeser, E., J. Kolko, and A. Saiz. “Consumer City.” Journal of Economic Geography 1 (2001): 27-50.

Audirac, I. “Information Technology and Urban Form: Challenges to Smart Growth.” International Regional Science Review 28, no. 2 (2005): 119-145.

Topp, H. “Traffic 2042 - Mosaic of a Vision.” Transport Policy 9 (2002): 1-7. Comments by M. Wachs and J. Kenworthy.


The Future of the Metropolis: Tools and Models

Guest Speaker: Mikel Murga

Rodier, C. J., R. A. Johnston, and J. E. Abraham. “Heuristic Policy Analysis of Regional Land Use, Transit, and Travel Pricing Scenarios Using Two Urban Models.” Transportation Research Part D 7 (2002): 243-254.

Waddell, P., G. Ulfarsson, J. Franklin, and J. Lobb. “Incorporating Land Use in Metropolitan Transportation Planning.” Transportation Research A. Paper submitted, 2006.

26 Student Presentations  

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