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Transport Matters

Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions, 1st Edition

By Angela Hull


298 pages

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Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody.

It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and perceptions of mobility and accessibility in city-regions. Looking at evidence from Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK, it considers the meaning of the key concepts of sustainable accessibility, the spatial planning model, and integrated territorial policies.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Time for Change? The Rationale for Low Energy Transport Provision 2. Understanding Current Patterns of Transport Behaviour in Europe 3. Sustainable Accessibility: New Wine in Old Bottles? 4. Institutional Structures for Low Energy Futures: Creating Integrated Approaches 5. Understanding the Institutional Barriers to Change 6. Intervention Instruments for Sustainable Transport Futures 7. Integrated Territorial Planning in Practice: Case Studies 8. Implementing a Sustainable Transport Package

About the Author

Angela Hull is Professor of Spatial Planning at Heriot-Watt University and a former local authority town planner.

About the Series

RTPI Library Series

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TRANSPORTATION / Public Transportation