2023-2024 Catalog

UEP 210 Transportation History and Policy

Los Angeles is a city often known for its traffic, air pollution, auto-centric land use patterns, and car culture. However, Los Angeles is also a place of transportation innovations and a public commitment to changing the way people move to and through Los Angeles in equitable and environmentally sustainable ways. This class provides an overview of urban transportation issues and systems, focusing on the impacts of mobility policies, systems and infrastructure on cities and on Los Angeles in particular.  Through lectures, guest speakers, class exercises and projects, students will explore the history of transportation in the US as well as comparatively with other countries and understand the role of policy in shaping and defining transportation systems. 


4 units