Christian Bastian

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

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Chris Bastian is Associate Director of Transport Systems Analysis at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  He has 30 years of experience in the transportation planning field, with the last 24 at the MTA.  His areas of specialty include Airport Access, Fare Policy and New Fare Technology application, Analysis of Long Range Demographic and Travel Trends, and Staten Island Mobility Issues .  He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Urban Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College.

This is an introductory course in urban transportation planning. The course is divided into 3 parts. Part One is a foundational review of theories and research about the complex relationships among transportation, land use and urban form.  Part Two examines certain key factors that today’s transportation planners deal with as transportation and land use interact in the context of planning and projects. Part Three involves a review of some of the most notable transportation and land use plans, projects and problems facing the New York City metropolitan region. The final class examines useful international trends and comparisons.

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This is an introductory course in urban transportation planning. The course is divided into 3 parts. Part One is a foundational review of theories and research about the complex relationships among transportation, land use and urban form.  Part Two examines certain key factors that today’s transportation planners deal with as transportation and land use interact in the context of planning and projects. Part Three involves a review of some of the most notable transportation and land use plans, projects and problems facing the New York City metropolitan region. The final class examines useful international trends and comparisons.

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