CVUP 115: Planning Active Transportation

“For decades the human dimension has been an overlooked and haphazardly addressed urban planning topic, while many other issues, such as accommodating the rocketing rise in car traffic, have come more strongly into focus. In addition, dominant planning ideologies – modernism in particular – have specifically put a low priority on public space, pedestrianism, and the role of city space as a meeting place for urban dwellers.” –Jan Gehl, Author, Cities for People

This course will explore participatory design and community engagement tools that contribute to equitable planning for active transportation. Through case studies and hands-on activities, students will learn about the challenges and opportunities found in designing for pedestrians and cyclists across a range of environments.

Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who need them. For more information about subsidies, contact The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT).

Who Should Enrol

This course is designed for built environment professionals such as urban planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, accessibility advisors, public consultation and civic engagement specialists, city staff, and nonprofit sector employees. The course will also appeal to students across a wide range of disciplines.

For More Information

For more information, contact Vickey Simovic, Academic Coordinator, at

In promotional partnership with:
Ontario Professional Planners Institute