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Transforming Urban Transport
The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility

Edited By

Nicholas Low

ISBN 9780415529037
Published January 11, 2013 by Routledge
288 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Transforming Urban Transport 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.

Drawing together leading scholars from different disciplines in Australia, Japan and China, 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.

Complete with a companion website with a wealth of supporting material around the topic, this is essential read for all students and practitioners of transport planning.

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Global Dilemma  Chapter 1.The Dilemma of Mobility  Chapter 2. The Mobility of Goods and People: The Foundation of our Transport Systems  Chapter 3. The Global Environmental Crisis of Transport  Part Two: Global and Local Change and Persistence  Chapter 4. From Automobility  to Sustainable Transport Chapter 5. Capitalist Regulation and the Provision of Public Transportation in Japan  Chapter 6. Institutional Barriers and Opportunities Part Three: Strategies of Transformation  Chapter 7. Governing Dispersed and Concentrated Cities  Chapter 8. Actiobn Strategies for Paradigm Shift  Chapter 9. New Analysis for a New Synthesis  Chapter 10. Harnessing the Energy of Free Range Children Chapter 11. Disseminating Learning  Chapter 12. The Dimensions of Change

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