Transport and Urban Development

  • Filename: transport-and-urban-development.
  • ISBN: 0419203907
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: David Banister
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



**The 2011 paperback version of this book is an exact reprint of the hardback, originally printed in 1995** The editor and his contributors take an international perspective on the links between land use, development and transport and present the latest thinking, the theory and practice of these links. Authors from six countries - all experts in this area - have been commissioned to write chapters on the theoretical debates and more practical issues, via the use of detailed case studies.

Transport and Urban Development

  • Filename: transport-and-urban-development.
  • ISBN: 9781135819927
  • Release Date: 2003-12-16
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: David Banister
  • Publisher: Routledge



The editor and his contributors take an international perspective on the links between land use, development and transport and present the latest thinking, the theory and practice of these links. Authors from six countries - all experts in this area - have been commissioned to write chapters on the theoretical debates and more practical issues, via the use of detailed case studies.

Urban Transport in the Developing World

  • Filename: urban-transport-in-the-developing-world.
  • ISBN: 9781849808392
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Harry T. Dimitriou
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Policy-making for urban transport and planning of economies in the developing world present major challenges for countries facing rapid urbanisation and rampant motorisation, alongside growing commitments to sustainability. These challenges include: coping with financial deficits, providing for the poor, dealing meaningfully with global warming and energy shortages, addressing traffic congestion and related land use issues, adopting green technologies and adjusting equitably to the impacts of globalisation. This book presents a contemporary analysis of these challenges and new workable responses to the urban transport problems they spawn.

Suburbanizing the Masses

  • Filename: suburbanizing-the-masses.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015057613740
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Colin Divall
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited



A collection of essays looking at the role of mass transit in shaping the urban environment. The strength of this volume lies in its wide ranging geographical scope, which covers not only Western Europe, but also North America, Japan, Sweden and Poland.Suburbanizing the Masses examines how collective forms of transport have contributed to the spatial and social evolution of towns and cities in various countries since the mid nineteenth century.

Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

  • Filename: handbook-on-transport-and-urban-planning-in-the-developed-world.
  • ISBN: 1783471387
  • Release Date: 2016-02-29
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Michiel C. J. Bliemer
  • Publisher:



'The Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World edited by Michiel Bliemer, Corinne Mulley and Claudine Moutou comprehensively covers many important topics relevant to transport practice in the early twenty-first century, ranging from

Handbook on Transport and Development

  • Filename: handbook-on-transport-and-development.
  • ISBN: 0857937251
  • Release Date: 2015-08-28
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Robin Hickman, 1971- [VNV]
  • Publisher:



This Handbook provides an extensive overview of the relationships between transport and development. With 45 chapters from leading international authors, the book is organised in three main parts: urban structure and travel; transport and spatial impacts; and wider dimensions in transport and development. The chapters each present commentary on key issues within these themes, presenting the debate on the impacts of urban structure on travel, the impacts of transport investment on development, and social and cultural change on travel. A multitude of angles are considered - leaving the reader with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the field.

Planning Olympic Legacies

  • Filename: planning-olympic-legacies.
  • ISBN: 9781136315473
  • Release Date: 2012-06-25
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Eva Kassens-Noor
  • Publisher: Routledge



When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC’s influence – and the city’s foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it – that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro’s urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee’s fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have – or do not have – the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organizing future Games.

Policy Planning and People

  • Filename: policy-planning-and-people.
  • ISBN: 9780812207965
  • Release Date: 2013-05-31
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Naomi Carmon
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



The contributors of Policy, Planning, and People argue for the promotion of social equity and quality of life by designing and evaluating urban policies and plans. Edited by Naomi Carmon and Susan S. Fainstein, the volume features original essays by leading authorities in the field of urban planning and policy, mainly from the United States, but also from Canada, Hungary, Italy, and Israel. The contributors discuss goal setting and ethics in planning, illuminate paradigm shifts, make policy recommendations, and arrive at best practices for future planning. Policy, Planning, and People includes theoretical as well as practice-based essays on a wide range of planning issues: housing and neighborhood, transportation, surveillance and safety, the network society, regional development and community development. Several essays are devoted to disadvantaged and excluded groups such as senior citizens, the poor, and migrant workers. The unifying themes of this volume are the values of equity, diversity, and democratic participation. The contributors discuss and draw conclusions related to the planning process and its outcomes. They demonstrate the need to look beyond efficiency to determine who benefits from urban policies and plans. Contributors: Alberta Andreotti, Tridib Banerjee, Rachel G. Bratt, Naomi Carmon, Karen Chapple, Norman Fainstein, Susan Fainstein, Eran Feitelson, Amnon Frenkel, George Galster, Penny Gurstein, Deborah Howe, Norman Krumholz, Jonathan Levine, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Enzo Mingione, Kenneth Reardon, Izhak Schnell, Daniel Shefer, Michael Teitz, Iván Tosics, Lawrence Vale, Martin Wachs.

Urban Transit Systems and Technology

  • Filename: urban-transit-systems-and-technology.
  • ISBN: 9780471758235
  • Release Date: 2007-02-16
  • Number of pages: 602
  • Author: Vukan R. Vuchic
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This is the only current and in print book covering the full field of transit systems and technology. Beginning with a history of transit and its role in urban development, the book proceeds to define relevant terms and concepts, and then present detailed coverage of all urban transit modes and the most efficient system designs for each. Including coverage of such integral subjects as travel time, vehicle propulsion, system integration, fully supported with equations and analytical methods, this book is the primary resource for students of transit as well as those professionals who design and operate these key pieces of urban infrastructure.

Urban Transport Development

  • Filename: urban-transport-development.
  • ISBN: 9783540277613
  • Release Date: 2006-01-26
  • Number of pages: 302
  • Author: Gunella Jönson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Urban Transport Development is a contribution to the ongoing global discussion on the future of urban transport. The main themes are how to cope with the complexity of urban transport development and the process of change including its determining factors. The role of leadership in the development process is the key issue. Main areas of discussion are the historical background, the diversity and complexity of present problems, and the outcome of attempts to promote positive future development in urban environments around the world.

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