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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Urban Landuse and Transportation Planning

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course provides the basic concepts and skill sets to undertake urban landuse and transportation planning and to analyze the impact of various policies either related to infrastructure development, environmental regulation and urban expansion. This will help future planners to plan for our smart cities in a more comprehensive way. The course focuses on all the key components of urban development including urban demographic transitions, real estate development, residential location choice, land price fluctuations and transportation planning. Additionally, the course focuses on transport infrastructure and freight planning. Apart from providing a comprehensive knowhow about the traditional theories and models of urban transport systems, it also introduces the advanced techniques that are coming up in recent times like activity based models, shared mobility etc.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Bachelor inArchitecture, Bachelor in Planning, Bachelor in Technology(Civil Engineering), Bachelor in Social Science, Master in (Civil Engineering ,City/Urban Planning, Urban Engineering, Transportation Planning, Spatial Data Science, Social science, Technology).PREREQUISITES :Basic knowledge in Urban Planning.INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :All Architecture, Urban Planning, Infrastructure, IT/ITeS and Consultancy Services firms providing solutions for urban and transportation planning.


Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Landuse Transportation PlanningWeek 2: Landuse Transportation Models and FrameworksWeek 3: Data Collection and Survey TechniquesWeek 4: Microsimulation and Population SynthesisWeek 5: Urban Growth, Land suitability, Accessibility and Land priceWeek 6: Residential Location ChoiceWeek 7: Trip Generation and DistributionWeek 8: Mode ChoiceWeek 9: Trip AssignmentWeek 10: Transportation Demand Modeling using software (Part 1-5)Week 11: Urban FreightWeek 12: Other Models

Taught by

Prof. Debapratim Pandit

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