This October, my short course in network design will be returning to Portland for another two-day session, October 2nd-3rd! Early bird registration is $360, increasing to $395 after September 10th. We've got room for up to 36 people.
Early fall is a great time of year to visit Portland, by the way! It's usually still warm but not hot and the chance of rain is still moderate.
We're happy to note that we anticipate the ability to offer 14 AICP Certification Maintenance credits.
Each time we've offered the course in Portland, we've had a great turnout of people from across the transit and transportation planning spectrum, from transit agency insiders, to architects and urban designers, to state DOT staffers.
For this session, TriMet has graciously agreed to host us in their offices downtown.
We designed this course to fill a gap in the training of most planning professionals. Few graduate programs teach public transit "from the inside," building an understanding of its unique opportunities and limitations through the experience of actually working with the tool. Still fewer hire teachers who are both seasoned practitioners and skilled in relating public transit to larger narratives that motivate people. If you care about public transit as part of your future city, invite your favorite land use planner to take this course! They'll come out much savvier about how to recognize development proposals that truly work with public transit, as distinct from those that are just paying lip-service in order to "paint development green."
For more information, head over to the website: http://jarrettwalker.com/courses/. You can register via Paypal there, or using the form below.
Short Course in Transit Network Design
October 2-3, 2014