Urban Landuse and transportation planning

By Prof. Debapratim Pandit   |   IIT Kharagpur
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.

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.

Learners enrolled: 3314


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Landuse Transportation Planning
    Week 2: Landuse Transportation Models and Frameworks
    Week 3: Data Collection and Survey Techniques
    Week 4: Microsimulation and Population Synthesis
    Week 5: Urban Growth, Land suitability, Accessibility and Land price
    Week 6: Residential Location Choice
    Week 7: Trip Generation and Distribution
    Week 8: Mode Choice
    Week 9: Trip Assignment
    Week 10: Transportation Demand Modeling using software (Part 1-5)
    Week 11: Urban Freight
    Week 12: Other Models


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    7. Wee, B. V. (2015). Viewpoint: Toward a new generation of land use transport interaction models. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 1-10


    Prof. Debapratim Pandit

    IIT Kharagpur
    Dr. Debapratim Pandit is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has completed his PhD from the Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo in the area of landuse transportation modeling and has more than twelve years of teaching and professional experience. He currently teaches Urban informatics, Advance Transportation Planning, Urban utilities and Services and Development Plans for Post Graduate and Research students. He has published several book chapters and papers in top international journals and has undertaken a wide array of consultancy and research projects on urban landuse planning, transport infrastructure development and urban mobility plans. He is currently in charge of the urban informatics lab and developing several key technologies including hardware, firmware and software for urban transit and sharing systems for the Government of India.


    •The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    •The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm
    •Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    •Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    •Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    •If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    •Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.