Transportation is getting worse and costing more. We have to do better. This course shows you how.

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Aligning Transportation with a Strong Towns Approach


About the Course

Transportation investments have shaped our communities for many generations, both expanding and limiting our options with each investment decision.

Today, most local governments struggle to provide adequate investments in transportation, to maintain their basic systems, and to respond to growing demands.

A Strong Towns approach guides a community in making productive transportation investments with limited available resources. We go beyond simply transportation spending to align systems of growth and development with transportation policies. In this course, we will examine:

• The forces that have shaped local government transportation investments

• How to balance maintenance needs with other investment opportunities

The difference between a road and a street, and why It matters 

How to understand and properly respond to traffic congestion.

The role of safety in a transportation system

The proper use of standards and codes for building transportation systems.

The role of biking and walking in building a productive place

The role of transit in building a Strong Town.

Participants in this course will develop a plan for local action that they can begin implementing immediately.

This course is worth 9 AICP continuing education credits.


Interested in purchasing multiple licenses for this course? Learn about group discounts here.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Aligning Transportation with a Strong Towns Approach
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  Section 1: The forces that have shaped local government transportation investments.
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  Section 2: The difference between a road and a street.
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  Section 3: Forgiving Design
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  Section 4: Understanding Roads
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  Section 5: Great Streets
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  Section 6: Traffic Congestion
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  Section 7: Intersections
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  Section 8: Transit
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  Section 9: Biking and Walking
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  Section 10: Parking
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  Section 11: The Role of Public Safety
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  Section 12: Financing Transportation
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  Section 13: Anticipating Innovation
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About the Instructor

Charles Marohnknown as "Chuck" to friends and colleaguesis the Founder and President of Strong Towns and the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. He is a professional engineer and a land use planner with decades of experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota.

This course provides 9 AICP continuing education credits and is included in the Strong Towns Academy Subscription Bundle.