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Courses Open to Community & Alumni Auditors

All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Planning for Pedestrians & Bicycles      

Course Number:      UEP 0194C
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: 97 Talbot Avenue 108

Course Description:

In a rapidly changing field, this design-based course will explore the innovations that are transforming urban areas across the country. It will touch on the nexus of policy and planning while delving into the technical side of creating livable communities. It's almost an "engineering for planners" class. What do we do about the car? How do we weave all modes of traffic into our transportation web? How has transport planning evolved in the Netherlands and the US over the decades? Students will learn how to create bicycle-friendly and pedestrian-friendly urban environments from both a local and a global perspective. Visual tools such as desire line analysis as well as photography and web based design applications will be used to characterize and address bicycle / pedestrian challenges. Students will use data analysis and apply cutting-edge design guidelines from the US and abroad to better serve pedestrians and cyclists in our communities while making safer streets for all modes. Teams will be formed to assess and redesign a roadway segment and apply course concepts. Students will come away with an analytical framework for identifying problems and opportunities in developing communities that are low-stress, safe, and comfortable for walking and biking.


Instructor: Mark Chase           Instructor Website

Offered in: 12 Week session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): Th           Times: 6:00-9:30 PM                     
Status: Open


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