City and Regional Planning 763
As of Fall 2012, the semester version of this course is being offered for the last
time under a new number, CRP 6600 . In its wisdom, the City Planning faculty
has decided to “re-imagine” its curriculum, and one result is that the
content of two quantitative courses (Spatial Models and Consequence
Analysis) will now be mushed into one. It remains to be seen whether this
strategy, designed to provide students with enhanced opportunities to
experience things like graphic design and poster preparation, will in the end
prove educationally worthwhile. Meanwhile, most of the links below will
automatically redirect you to the final (CRP 6600) versions of the material. Any
materials associated with the old CRP 763 should probably be considered
- Syllabus, Autumn 2011: HTML or PDF versions.
- Midterm Examination: Wednesday, October 26 in class. Bring a
- Final Examination: Thursday December 8, 11:30–1:20, in 315
Schoenbaum Hall. Bring a calculator.
- Link to restricted site (see below)
- Answers to 2011 Final Exam (PDF)
- Directions to classroom (315 Schoenbaum Hall):
- Cross Woodruff Avenue, walk east (up, towards High St)
- Pass the Fisher College courtyard entryway
- The next building door on the left is the entrance to Schoenbaum
- Elevators are inside on the right; stairs are opposite (facing) the
- Go to the 3rd floor: there’s a sign directing you towards 315.
- We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23 (the day before
Thanksgiving). This may help you make your travel plans.
The Restricted Website
Some materials have been placed on a restricted website, accessible only to KSA
students. To access these materials, you will need to log in using your KSA login
name and password. If you do not have access (for example, if you are not a KSA
student), please see me. We will provide you with temporary access, valid for this
If you try to log in to the site from outside the KSA it is possible
that just entering your KSA user name in the User name field will not
work. If this happens, try entering knowlton\your_user_name (ie the
name you use when logging on to the lab computers). You may be also
asked for a specific Domain in a separate input field: the answer here is
See here for further discussion of the login procedure, and a picture.
These are all PDF files, available in two formats: the handout format is
4-slides-to-a-page (the format distributed in class); the projection format is
NEW! To help you keep track of what’s in the lecture notes, here is a
table-of-contents (HTML format). The section titles correspond to the title pages
of the notes, and the bullets to the unique slide titles. It will be updated
periodically: if you find it’s out of sync with what’s been handed out, please
Class Handouts etc
- Philadelphia CCCC maps (print after doing View -> Fit Width, and
in the Acrobat print dialog, check Current View).
- Table of anti-derivatives (PDF)
- Exercises in Integration
- Willig table
- Corrected answers to midterm exam (PDF ). (The correction is to the
answer to question 3, and has the project lasting from years 40 to 49, not
- Another Example of the Travel Cost Model (PDF)
- Value of Life handout (PDF) .
- Property Values Models (PDF)
- DRTS+Market Power numerical analysis ( PDF )
- 2010 mid-term exam with answers: PDF
- 2010 final exam with answers: PDF
- 2009 mid-term exam with answers: PDF
- 2009 final examination with answers: PDF
Philadelphia CCCC Report
Here are sections of the analysis of the Philadelphia Center City Commuter
Connection project, in PDF format. Once you start the Acrobat Reader, you’ll
want to rotate counter-clockwise to see it correctly.
Some Other Central Ohio Projects
- Ohio Hub Project (abandoned by Gov. Kasich). Here are some
documents for a high-speed rail line to connect Ohio cities and
other parts of the Lake Erie region. More material is available at
- Project Final Draft Report ( PDF , 311 pages); same document
2-up ( PDF )
- Appendices to the Final Draft Report ( PDF )
- Cleveland–Columbus–Cincinanti study ( PDF , 56 pages) ; 2-up
( PDF )
- Ohio Economic Analysis ( PDF , 199 pages); 2-up (PDF )
- Columbus Streetcars (apparently on the back burner until the economy
Note on the Problem Sets
The problem sets ( PDF version here) contain several problems which required
that you “run the regression” and then use the results to do things like compute
benefits according to one method or another. This was from a version of the
class where students were required to get their hands dirty with data.
Obviously, we’re not doing this now. The upshot is that you are not
responsible in 763 for the details of running regressions — though you
should certainly understand how to do this from 771 — and obviously
you will not be asked to compute regression answers in an examination.
You should understand, however, how to interpret a set of regression
results: that is, assuming that someone else has done the dirty work,
you should be able to work with those answers (regression estimates).
In June 2000 there was a special issue of the Journal of Legal Studies devoted to
philosophical and legal aspects of cost-benefit analysis. Here are links to
those papers: all are on the restricted site. Note that the material in
these papers is entirely optional; and we will not be covering it in the