Title

Design and Integration of Transit-Oriented Development in Transportation Education

Publication Date

12-2020

Description

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is an effective planning strategy that has continued to gain interest for over a quarter century since the term has been coined. TOD is a mixed-use development that concentrates on connecting spaces and infrastructure around successful transit service in order to provide high mobility. To prepare for continued implementation, TOD needs to be fully integrated into curricula to expose and attract the next generation of transportation engineers and planners. This study focuses on an evaluation of existing TOD pedagogical efforts across the nation in order to identify the level of integration. A survey is conducted on higher education programs throughout the United States in order to provide an update on module versus full course level integration and determine existing pedagogical methods/resources used in the classroom. In addition, a case study application focused on the development and implementation of a TOD module to a sustainable transportation engineering course at Bucknell University is provided with the goal of integrating the module into similar courses throughout the country.

Journal

International Journal of Engineering Education

Volume

36

Issue

6

First Page

1901

Last Page

1911

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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