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Spatial Planning, Urban Form and Sustainable Transport

1st Edition

Edited by Katie Williams


240 pages

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pub: 2016-09-09
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The ways in which we travel have a huge impact on sustainability. This book addresses the relationship between travel patterns and the physical form of cities, and considers the role of spatial planning in that relationship. Three sections present empirical research and commentaries from leading academics and practitioners from Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan. The first section considers the impact of urban form in combination with factors such as lifestyles and socio-demographic change on sustainable transport. The second addresses the impact of different elements of urban form, such as density, configuration and mix of uses, on mobility. The final section focuses on issues surrounding the implementation of spatial planning policies to support sustainable travel. The book will be of interest to practitioners, academics and students in the fields of planning, transport and geography.

Table of Contents

Contents: Spatial planning, urban form and sustainable transport: an introduction, Katie Williams. The Impact Of Urban Form In Combination With Other Factors On Sustainable Transport: The relationship between land use and travel patterns: variations by household type, Tim Schwanen, Martin Dijst and Frans M Dieleman; A lifestyles approach to investigating residential mobility and travel behaviour, Joachim Scheiner and Birgit Kasper; Spatial analysis and modelling based on activities: a pilot study for Antwerpen and Gent, Belgium, Hans Tindemans, Dries Van Hofstraeten, Ann Verhetsel and Frank Witlox; Spatial development and leisure mobility in an ageing society, Birgit Kasper and Joachim Scheiner; Reducing travel by design: what about change over time?, Robin Hickman and David Banister. The Relationship Between Different Aspects Of Urban Form And Sustainable Transport: The effects of proximity to infrastructure on employment development: preliminary evidence from the Netherlands, Kees Maat and Dominic Stead; The compact city as a means of reducing reliance on the car: a model-based analysis for a sustainable urban layout, Mamoru Taniguchi and Taichiro Ikeda; Patterns of drivers' exposure to particulate matter, Birgit Krausse and John Mardaljevic. Sustainable Transport Policies and their Implementation: The Gordian knot: resisting sustainability in urban transport in Australia, Nicholas Low; Creating liveable streets: developing traffic management guidelines for Western Australia, Carey Curtis; Integrating land use policy into regional transport planning: the metropolitan planning process in the Central Puget Sound Region of Washington State, USA, Rocky Piro; Index.

About the Editor

Dr Katie Williams is Reader in Urban Sustainability, Research co-ordinator for the Department of Architecture and Research Director of the Sustainable Urban Environments Unit of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

About the Series

Urban Planning and Environment

Urban Planning and Environment
Maintaining and enhancing living conditions in cities through a combination of physical planning and environmental management is a newly emerging focus of governments around the world. For example, local governments seek to insulate sensitive land uses such as residential areas from environmentally intrusive activities such as major transport facilities and manufacturing. Regional governments protect water quality and natural habitat by enforcing pollution controls and regulating the location of growth. Some national governments fund acquisition of strategically important sites, facilitate the renewal of brown fields, and even develop integrated environmental quality plans. The aim of this series is to share information on experiments and best practices of governments at several levels. These empirically-based studies present and critically assess a variety of initiatives to improve environmental quality. Although institutional and cultural contexts vary, lessons from one commonly can provide useful ideas to other communities. Each of the contributions are independently peer reviewed, and are intended to be helpful to professional planners and environmental managers, elected officials, representatives of NGOs, and researchers seeking improved ways to resolve environmental problems in urban areas and to foster sustainable urban development.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development