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2nd Edition

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Policy, Planning and Implementation

ISBN 9781138185487
Published November 9, 2017 by Routledge
420 Pages

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Book Description

Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables.

The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Foreword. Introduction and Overview 1. A Highly Mobile Planet and its Challenges: Automobile Dependency, Equity and Inequity 2. Automobile Cities, the Car Culture and Alternative Possibilities 3. History of Sustainable and Unsustainable Transportation: From Walking to Wheels and Back to Walking 4. Modes, Roads and Routes: Technologies, Infrastructure, Functions and Interrelatedness 5. Urban, Regional and Inter-City Public Transportation: Policy, Technical, Land Use and Provider Aspects 6. Urban Design for Sustainable and Active Transportation and Healthy Communities 7. Public Policy and Effective Citizen Participation for More Sustainable Transportation: Methods and Examples 8. A New Planning Paradigm: From Integrated Planning, Policy and Mobility Management to Repair, Regeneration and Renewal 9. Cities on The Move: Global Exemplars of More Sustainable Transportation 10. Conclusion: Growing More Exemplars List of Acronyms and Abbreviations. Glossary. Index

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Preston L. Schiller brought a background in sociology and anthropology and work in medical education and public health to issues of air pollution and transportation in the late 1980s, as well as being the author of many research reports and journal articles. He has worked on these at national, state and local levels with several NGOs, including the Sierra Club, as well as serving on numerous government advisory task forces and committees. His career in sustainable transportation began by walking at age one, cycling at age five, and navigating transit solo around Chicago at age 11.


Jeffrey R. Kenworthy is a Professor in Sustainable Cities at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, additionally holding guest positions at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the K2 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport in Lund. He has almost 40 years of experience in the transport and urban planning field, specializing in international comparisons of cities, and has published extensively on a wide range of urban topics.

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