Master's in City Planning Accreditation

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Student Achievement
Current Students

(Underline = SPA Student Author; * = Funded Student Author from my grants & contracts)

  1. Jonathan Stanton, 1st year MCP Student – co-presented at the TRB’s 6th International Women’s Issue in Transportation Conference, “How Women Are Excluded From Active Travel.”
  2. Jonathan Stanton, 1st year MCP Student – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard the peer reviewed report: Appleyard, B., Stanton, J.*, Allen, C.* 2019. Frameworks and Tools For Measuring, Understanding, and Realizing Transportation/Land-use Coordination For Sustainability, Livability, And Equity. Mineta Transportation Institute (Funded through a grant from the US DOT University Transportation Center Program)
  3. Jonathan Stanton, 1st year MCP Student – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard a white paper for California State University Chancellor’s Office, “From Commuter Colleges to Residential Universities: An Analysis and Comparison of the Full Costs of Parking and Housing”.
Program Alumni

(Underline = SPA Student Author; * = Funded Student Author from my grants & contracts)

  1. Luis Bretts accepted into PhD Programs at UC Davis and UC Irvine
  2. Peer reviewed articles (mentored student authorship)
  3. Alexander Frost, Class of 2018 Alumni – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard the peer reviewed publication: Appleyard, B., Frost. A.*, Allen, C*. 2019. “Are All Transit Station Areas Equal and Equitable? Calculating the Sustainability, Livability, Health, & Equity Performance of Smart Growth and TOD”. Journal of Transport and Health. Volume 14 (15 Pages). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100584.
  4. Alexander Frost, Class of 2018 Alumni – converted his MCP Thesis into peer reviewed publication: Frost, A,* Appleyard, B., Gibbons, J., Ryan, S. 2018. "Quantifying the Sustainability, Livability and Equity Performance of Urban and Suburban Places in California." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board, 2672(3), pp.130-144 (14 Pages). DOI: 10.1177/0361198118791382..
  5. This work was also presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board. January 2018. Washington DC.
    This publication and presentation was built directly upon Frost’s Masters of City Planning Thesis of the same title.
  6. Alexander Frost, Class of 2018 Alumni – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard the peer reviewed publication: Appleyard, B., Frost. A.*, Cordova, E.*, McKinstry, J.* 2018. “New Pathways Toward Zero-Carbon Campus Commuting: Innovative Approaches in Measuring, Understanding, and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2672(24) 87–97 (10 Pages). doi.org/10.1177/0361198118798238.
  7. This work was also presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board. January 2018. Washington DC.
  8. Alexander Frost, Class of 2018 Alumni – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard and others the peer reviewed publication: Cherry, Riggs, Appleyard, Dhakal, Frost*, Jeffers. 2018. New and Unique Aspects of University Campus Transportation Data to Improve Planning Methods. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board. CiteScore Impact Factor of 1.11, and an acceptance rate of 20 %.
  9. This work was also presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board. January 2018. Washington DC.
Books and Reports (mentored student authorship)
  1. Appleyard, B., Appleyard, D. Livable Streets 2.0. Elsevier (accepted with revisions & in press). Contributions acknowledged for the following SDSU MCP students:
    Emily Posedal*
    Courtney Armusewicz
    Timothy Briggs
    Cornelia Draxler
    Alyssa Barman
    Chris Galen
    Maitry Borad*
    Jonathan Stanton
  2. MCP Students (underlined) who worked on SDSU Travel Survey and analysis, and earned co-authorship on the SDSU’s Transportation Climate Action Plan with Dr. Appleyard:
    2016 - Jeremy McKinstry*, Sam St. Lifer*, Alex Frost*, Eduardo Cordova*
    2017 - Jeremy McKinstry*, Alex Frost*,
    2018 - Maitry Borad*, Eduardo Cordova*, Alex Frost*
    2019 - Michael Tinglof*, Luis Bretts,, Maitry Borad*
Peer-reviewed book chapter (mentored student authorship)
  1. Alexander Frost, Class of 2018 Alumni – co-authored with Dr. Bruce Appleyard the peer reviewed chapter: Appleyard, Frost*. 2019. Livability as a Framework for Understanding and Guiding Transportation and Land Use Integration. Transportation, Land Use and Environmental Planning, 978-0-12-815167-9, Elsevier. Editor: Elizabeth Deakin.
Software (mentored student authorship)
  1. Appleyard, B., Ferrell, C., Allen, C.*, Taecker, M., Armusewicz, C*., Cordova, E.*, Schroeder, C.*. Beheshti, A.* 2016. Livability Calculator for the TCRP H-45 Handbook, Building Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics and Strategies. Washington, DC: Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences.
  2. Appleyard, B., Schroeder, C.* 2014. Sustainable Transportation Calculator. Developed for the Smart Mobility Framework Implementation Project and Caltrans.
2019-2020 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 8,944
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 16,072
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019 82%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015 87.5%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year 13
AICP Certification
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2014 75%
Employment
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018 75%