URP 562: Transportation, Land Use and Urban Form

Aerial rendering of the proposed metro rail station located near the mall in Amherst, NY.

photo credit: NFTA Metro

This course will focus on the intrinsic relationship between transportation, land use and urban form. Students will have a firm understanding of the transportation land use cycle – of how transportation systems and travel decisions impact development and how land use patterns impact transportation systems. Students will understand how this connection or disconnect results in the visible urban form. The class will examine the history of this connection; theories of sound transportation and land use planning; national trends and emerging uncertainties transportation planners face today.


Adjunct Instructor
rmaloney@buffalo.edu (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124