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Transport Planning for Third World Cities (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by Harry Dimitriou


432 pages

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Cities within the developing world experience a form of urban development which is different to those in more industrialised countries. Rates of growth are usually much more dramatic, housing and transport are often provided informally, and institutional support for urban management is also much weaker. The crux of this book, first published in 1990, lies in the idea that urban transport planning cannot be viewed in isolation from this wider development context. Making special reference to a number of countries, including Brazil, India and Indonesia, chapters discuss problems of urban transport planning, deficiencies in the theory and practice of conventional transport planning, and the emerging alternatives in the countries under examination. This work addresses problems that are still of great concern to urban policy planners, professionals and academics, as well as students from the fields of development studies, urban geography and planning, architecture and civil engineering.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword Otto Koenigsberger; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Problems and Issues in Urban Transport Planning 1. Transport and Third World City Development Harry T. Dimitriou 2. Transport Problems of Third World Cities Harry T. Dimitriou 3. Inadequacies of Urban Public Transport Systems Peter R. White 4. The Role of Non-Motorised Urban Travel M. S. V. Rao and A. K. Sharma; Part II: Deficiencies and Developments in the Theory and Practice of Urban Transport Planning 5. The Urban Transport Planning Process: Its Evolution and Application to Third World Cities Harry T. Dimitriou 6. Issues in Third World Urban Transport Project Appraisal John W. Dickey 7. Institutional Frameworks for Planning Transport in Third World Cities Josef Barat 8. Developments in Urban Transport Planning: Their Relevance to Third World Practice Marvin L. Manheim; Part III: Emerging Alternatives in Planning for Urban Transport 9. Urban Traffic Modelling with Limited Data Luis G. Willumsen 10. Urban Transport Corridor Planning Ralph Gakenheimer and Michael D. Meyer 11. Street Management Alan Proudlove and Alan Turner 12. Towards a Development Approach to Urban Transport Planning Harry T. Dimitriou; Notes on Contributors; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries