Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation

By specializing in Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation, students obtain the planning expertise needed to design and deliver public infrastructure services and safeguard environmental conditions for public health and welfare.

The major goals of this specialization are to enable students to:

  • Evaluate and use knowledge and understanding of values and institutional contexts for environmental and infrastructure planning.
  • Explore theories and historical trends to evaluate relationships between environmental condition, public service capacity, and development options, and their consequences of human actions on the environment.
  • Understand choices about and ways of balancing the use and protection of environmental resources in urban and natural environmental contexts and in the context of other social needs.
  • Engage public interests in the process of environmental, infrastructure and transportation planning.

Courses at Wagner

URPL-GP.2471, Transportation Policy and Behavior
URPL-GP.2610, Environmental Impact Assessment: Process and Procedures
URPL-GP.2612, Adapting the Physical City: Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Water
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2614, Intelligent Cities: Technology Policy and Planning
URPL-GP.2618, Geographic Systems and Analysis
URPL-GP.2631, Transportation, Land Use, and Urban Form
URPL-GP.2641, Urban Transportation Planning
URPL-GP.2645, Planning for Emergencies and Disasters
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4650, Advanced GIS: Interactive Web Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization

Courses Outside of Wagner

In addition to the recommended Wagner courses, students may explore NYU electives offered outside of Wagner. The following is a partial list of potential courses. Students interested in pursuing these or other non-Wagner electives must first obtain the approval of the Urban Planning faculty. Refer to the registration procedures for more information.

Courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Science

Courses in the Program in Environmental Health Sciences:

  • EHSC-GA 1004, Environmental Health
  • EHSC-GA 1005, Ecotoxicology
  • EHSC-GA 1014, Current Issues in Environmental Health Policy
  • EHSC-GA 2035, Environmental Hygiene Measurements I
  • EHSC-GA 2039, Introduction to Epidemiology
  • EHSC-GA 2044, Epidemiologic Methods
  • EHSC-GA 2048, Air Pollution Transport and Modeling
  • EHSC-GA 2309, Environmental Carcinogenesis
  • EHSC-GA 2310, Principles of Toxicology
  • EHSC-GA 2315, Environmental Immunotoxicology

(Note: these courses are taught either in Sterling Forest, NY, at the NYU Medical Center (401 E. 30th Street), or on the NYU Washington Square campus.)

Courses in the Department of Biology:

  • BIOL-UA 1004, Environmental Health
  • BIOL-UA 1006, Toxicology

Courses in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development


Courses in the Program in Environmental Conservation Education:

  • ENYC-GE 2019, Foundations of Environmental Thought
  • ENYC-GE 2020, Contemporary Environmental Debates
  • ENYC-GE 2021, Environmental Politics
  • ENYC-GE 2022, Environmental Education: Theory & Practice

Courses in the Program in Health Education:

  • PUHE-GE 2070, Environmental Education
  • PUHE-GE 2356, Environmental Health Problems

Courses in the Law School

Courses in Environmental Law:

  • LAW-LW.10006, Climate Change Policy Seminar
  • LAW-LW.10065, International Environmental Law Seminar
  • LAW-LW.10086, Advanced Environmental Law
  • LAW-LW.10373, Advanced Environmental Law: Writing Credit
  • LAW-LW.10633, Environmental Law Clinic Seminar
  • LAW-LW.10815, Public Interest Environmental Law Practice
  • LAW-LW.10890, Environmental Values, Policy & the Law Seminar
  • LAW-LW.11120, Environmental Law Clinic
  • LAW-LW.11149, Environmental Law
  • LAW-LW.11530, Energy, Environment and Security: Law and Policy
  • LAW-LW.11614, Global Environmental Law, Science, and Governance Seminar
  • LAW-LW.11838, Climate, Ethics, & The Law Seminar
  • LAW-LW.12169, Energy & Climate Law Policy
  • LAW-LW.12177, Oil Pollution and the Marine Environment

Courses at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU

  • TR900X, Reading in Transportation
  • TR6013, Fundamental Concepts in Transportation
  • TR6023, Analytic Methods in Transportation
  • TR6113, Forecasting Urban Travel Demand
  • TR6213, Transportation Economics and Finance
  • TR6223, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Application
  • TR6323, Traffic Control and Signalization II
  • TR7033, Transportation Safety and Security
  • TR7123, Transportation Planning and Congestion Management
  • TR7133, Urban Public Transportation Systems
  • TR7223, Management of Transit Maintenance and Operations
  • TR7243, Intelligent Transportation Systems: Deployments and Technologies
  • TR7323, Design of Parking & Terminal Facilities
  • TR7343, Urban Freeways and Intercity Highways
  • TR8013, Selected Topics in Transportation
  • TR8023, Selected Topics in Transportation II