Urban Transportation Planning

Urban Transportation Planning. Instructor: Prof. V. Thamizh Arasan, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. This course is intended for Post Graduate students and research scholars working in the areas of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Knowledge in the fundamentals of Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Probability and Statistics is the desired prerequisite for the course. The course aims at imparting knowledge on understanding of urban transportation problems in planners' perspective, definition of the problem, setting clear goals and objectives to serve as guiding factors in the planning process, identification of the causal factors influencing the demand for urban travel and development of relationship between the factors and the travel demand. The course also provides adequate exposure to travel demand forecasting and application of the results of the forecasting to identify the right type of the transportation system needed to cater to the future demand and quantify the same. (from


Lecture 01 - Introduction: Historical Development of Transport
Lecture 02 - Introduction: Transportation System and its Characteristics
Lecture 03 - Introduction: An Overview of the Factors Influencing Travel Demand
Lecture 04 - Course Outline
Lecture 05 - Conceptual Aspects: Transport Planning Process
Lecture 06 - Conceptual Aspects: The Process of Problem Definition
Lecture 07 - Conceptual Aspects: The Process of Problem Definition (cont.)
Lecture 08 - Conceptual Aspects: Solution Generation, Solution Analysis, Evaluation and Choice
Lecture 09 - Trip Generation Analysis: Land-Use Survey, Travel Survey
Lecture 10 - Trip Generation Analysis: Trip Production Models
Lecture 11 - Trip Generation Analysis: Category Analysis
Lecture 12 - Trip Generation Analysis: Trip Attraction Modelling
Lecture 13 - Modal Split Analysis: Mode Choice Models
Lecture 14 - Modal Split Analysis: Trip-Interchange Modal Split Model
Lecture 15 - Modal Split Analysis: Disaggregate Mode-Choice Model (cont.)
Lecture 16 - Modal Split Analysis: Logit Model of Mode Choice
Lecture 17 - Modal Split Analysis: Binary Choice Situations
Lecture 18 - Modal Split Analysis: Model Calibration
Lecture 19 - Modal Split Analysis (cont.)
Lecture 20 - Trip Distribution Analysis
Lecture 21 - Trip Distribution Analysis: Gravity Model of Trip Distribution
Lecture 22 - Trip Distribution Analysis: Calibration of Gravity Model
Lecture 23 - Trip Distribution Analysis: Singly and Doubly Constrained Gravity Models
Lecture 24 - Trip Distribution Analysis: A case Studies
Lecture 25 - Trip Distribution Analysis: Growth Factor Methods of Trip Distribution
Lecture 26 - Trip Distribution Analysis: Fratar's Growth-Factor Method
Lecture 27 - Route Assignment: Description of Transport Network
Lecture 28 - Route Assignment: The Minimum Path, Minimum Path Algorithm
Lecture 29 - Route Assignment: Route Assignment Techniques
Lecture 30 - Route Assignment (cont.)
Lecture 31 - Transportation Surveys
Lecture 32 - Transportation Surveys (cont.)
Lecture 33 - Transportation Surveys (cont.)
Lecture 34 - Transport Related Land-Use Models
Lecture 35 - Transport Related Land-Use Models (cont.)
Lecture 36 - Transport Related Land-Use Models (cont.)
Lecture 37 - Urban Structure
Lecture 38 - Urban Structure (cont.)
Lecture 39 - Urban Goods Movement
Lecture 40 - Urban Goods Movement (cont.)

Urban Transportation Planning
Instructor: Prof. B. Bhattacharjee, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. This course deals with topics: functions of buildings and structures, types of loads on structures, functional requirements of buildings, and role of materials in construction.