City and Regional Planning / Civil Engineering
Urban Transportation Planning
As of Fall 2012, the semester version of this course is being offered under a new
number, CRP/CE 5700 . Most of the links below will automatically
redirect you to the latest (CRP/CE 5700) versions of the material. Any
materials associated with CRP/CE 775 should probably be considered
General Note On This Course
CRP 775 is a joint course with Civil Engineering providing an introduction to the
modeling techniques used to forecast traffic flows in urban and regional areas. It
is a quantitative course, meaning that students will be doing lots of calculations
with the models. In addition, we suppose that you have had at least a basic
course in statistics, and understand what a derivative is. If you doubt your
preparation for the course, the best thing to do is to attend the first few
meetings, to get an idea of what you will be facing; and to ask the instructor(s).
Remember, you have a couple of weeks during which you can drop courses
- Overview of course by Prof Mishalani — PDF format. This lists
the two instructors, their office locations, phone numbers and email
- First half of the course (2011) : PDF format.
- Second half of the course (2011): PDF , HTML formats
- 2011 Final Examination: the 775 final is scheduled for Thursday, December
8 from 3:30–5:20 pm in our regular classroom. It will cover all and only the
material from the second half of the course.
- Link to restricted site (see below)
- 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: this applies specifically to students registered in Civil
Engineering. We will provide you with temporary access, valid for this quarter
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.
First Half Materials
- Problem set 0 : this is to help you decide whether you have the
necessary background for the course. It is not part of the formal course
work, and will not be graded. Available in PDF from the restricted
- Instructions for presenting solutions to the problem sets in period 1.
Available in PDF from the restricted site.
Second Half Lecture Notes
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
There is a table of contents for the mode-choice handouts available here
Other Second Half Materials
- 2010 Final Examination with answers: ( PDF )
- Calculating the gravity model ( PDF )
- Some Results from Duffus et al ( PDF )
- Derivation of Logit Probabilities ( PDF)
- Discrete Choice models with R ( PDF ). As distributed in class. This
version corrects an error : Rstudio is in fact a multiplatform GUI,
available for both the Mac and for Linus.
- Getting Started with Limdep for Windows (PDF ). This is a
companion to the material distributed in class, covering use of
- Answers to 2011 final examination (PDF)