Professor Susan Handy teaches in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis. She has courses in the Environmental Policy and Planning major and in the Transportation Technology and Policy Program. Her research focuses on the relationships between transportation and land use, particularly the …
Professor Susan Handy teaches in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California at Davis. She has courses in the Environmental Policy and Planning major and in the Transportation Technology and Policy Program.
Her research focuses on the relationships between transportation and land use, particularly the impact of land use on travel behavior, and on strategies for reducing automobile dependence. Her recent work includes a series of studies on bicycling in Davis, a study of the effects of the opening of the first “big box” store in Davis, the development of a method for estimating vehicle trip generation for “smart growth” development projects in California, and an assessment of the available evidence on the effects of land use and transportation strategies on reducing vehicle travel and greenhouse gas emissions
She serves on the Committee on Women’s Transportation Issues and the Committee on Transportation Education of the Transportation Research Board.
ESP 171 Urban and Regional Planning (4)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1; a course in social science and a course in environmental science. How cities plan for growth in ways that minimize environmental harm. Standard city planning tools (general plan, zoning ordinance) and innovative new approaches. Focus on planning requirements and practices in California. Relationships between local, regional, state, and federal policy. GE credit: SS, WE.—III. (III.) Handy
ESP 178 Applied Research Methods (4)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Statistics 103 or Sociology 106 or the equivalent. Research methods for analysis of urban and regional land use, transportation, and environmental problems. Survey research and other data collection techniques; demographic analysis; basic forecasting, air quality, and transportation models. Collection, interpretation, and critical evaluation of data. GE credit: QL, SS.—II. (II.) Handy
TTP 220 Transportation Planning and Policy (4)
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Transportation planning process at the regional level, including the role of federal policy in shaping regional transportation planning, tools and techniques used in regional transportation planning, issues facing regional transportation planning agencies, pros and cons of potential solutions and strategies. Students having taken this course previously as course 289 cannot repeat for credit; having taken other course 289 offerings does not preclude taking this course for credit. Limited enrollment. Offered in alternate years.—III. Handy
TTP 282 Transportation Orientation Seminar (1)
Seminar—1 hour. Ten weeks of seminars, introducing various topics in transportation research and education, focusing on topics of particular interest at UC Davis. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I. (I.) Handy