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Summer 2017 Tufts Course List

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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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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
Credit Value: 1          Call Number:      50194

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open


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