Transforming Urban Transport

Transforming Urban Transport

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This book confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport require local institutional policy action. To support such action, the book explores new methods of governance of transport in dispersed and concentrated cities, new techniques for assessing transport needs, ways of improving childhood mobility, guidelines for political mobilization, and norms of knowledge sharing. This book provides a unique fusion of Asian and Australasian perspectives and engages with the coming needs of transport planning practitioners in both high density and dispersed cities.Intra-suburban car trips will use less fuel than the longer commute to the central city, while the energy used on the heavy ... Notwithstanding these problems, a number of cities have adopted the polycentric framework as a new starting point foranbsp;...

Title:Transforming Urban Transport
Author:Nicholas Low
Publisher:Routledge - 2013


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