Urban Transport Environment And Equity

Author: Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134201346
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Urban Transport Environment And Equity from the Author: Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos. Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of co-ordinating urban, transport and traffic planning, and addresses the major challenge of modifying the building and use of roads. The author makes suggestions for innovative and radical new measures towards an equitable and sustainable urban environment.

Urban Transport In The Developing World

Author: Harry T. Dimitriou
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849808392
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Urban Transport In The Developing World from the Author: Harry T. Dimitriou. 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.

Environment And Planning

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Environment And Planning from the Author: . Journal of urban planning and design. Publishes research in the application of formal methods, methods models, and theories to spatial problems involving the built environment and the spatial structure of cities and regions. Includes the application of computers to planning and design, in particular the use of shape grammars, artificial intelligence, and morphological methods to buildings and towns, the use of multimedia and GIS in urban and regional planning, and the development of ideas concerning the virtual city.

The Leapfrog Factor

Author: Anumita Roychowdhury
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The Leapfrog Factor from the Author: Anumita Roychowdhury. Includes transcript of papers presented during a CSE conference held in New Delhi from March 30-April 1, 2004.

Institutional Barriers To Sustainable Urban Transport In Pakistan

Author: Muhammad Imran (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Institutional Barriers To Sustainable Urban Transport In Pakistan from the Author: Muhammad Imran (Ph. D.). Why is public transport so inefficient in Pakistani cities? Where does the problem lie? This book is the first serious effort to answer these questions. At present urban transport in Pakistan is managed by building larger and better roads. By contrast the principles of sustainable urban transport encourage the use of non-motorized and public transport. These modes of transport can be more successful in high density Pakistani cities, but the direction of transport policy is in the opposite direction: towards heavy investment only in roads. The study of transport institutions in Pakistan indicates that transport solutions are primarily a matter of the export of knowledge from the developed to the developing world. This results in a mismatch of transport policy with local needs for mobility and safety, as well as ecological sustainability. The concept of path dependence is developed to explore how urban transport solutions in Pakistan become locked-in over time as a result of past decisions on infrastructure investment, funding priorities, organizational structure, specific techniques and mental models of international and local institutions. This book identifies institutions, techniques and discourse fields in path dependence as barriers to sustainable urban transport in Pakistan and suggested building the policy capacity of local institutions for institutional change in Pakistani cities.

Strategic Environmental Assessment In Transport And Land Use Planning

Author: Thomas B. Fischer
Publisher: Earthscan / James & James
ISBN: 9781853838118
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Strategic Environmental Assessment In Transport And Land Use Planning from the Author: Thomas B. Fischer. Assessing the full scale of environmental impacts is essential for effective planning of transport and land use. This is the first book to establish the effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) through comparative analysis of practice in three countries: Britain, The Netherlands and Germany. The author shows that use of SEA is widespread but far from systematic. He demonstrates the advantages of adopting a systematic application of a comprehensive form of SEA derived from all the major current approaches. Only once this approach is fully understood and systematically applied will the full benefits be achieved and environmental impacts minimized. This is essential reading for all those involved in planning, transport and different forms of land use, and in environmental impact assessment.