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Unsustainable Transport

City Transport in the New Century, 1st Edition

By David Banister


304 pages

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This book addresses the links between transport and sustainable urban development, from an analysis of the global picture to issues in transport and energy intensity, public policy and the institutional and organisational constraints on change. The central part of the book explores these links in more detail at city level, covering land use and development, economic measures, and the role that technology can play. The final part looks for inspiration from events in developing countries and the means by which we can move from the unsustainable present to a more sustainable future.


'The definitive contribution to this centrally important topic, which will remain the standard work for years to come.' -Professor Sir Peter Hall, Institute of Community Studies, University College London

'…a thorough, highly informative, up-to-date examination of the problems and alternative solutions to transport's current unsustainability, including proposals for practical strategies to implement the necessary policy measures.' -Professor John Pucher, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

'…a very important book… This is a balanced exploration of the fundamental issues raised by pursuit of sustainability policy. The book should be read by all those who are concerned about urban issues and especially those who want to take part in an informed discussion of sustainability.' -Professor Patrick Troy, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1 2. The Global Picture 3. Sustainability and Transport Intensity 4. Public Policy and Sustainable Transport 5. Institutional and Organisational Issues Part 2 6. Transport and Urban Form 7. Regulatory and Fiscal Measures 8. Technology and the Ecocar Part 3 9. Learning from Cities with Low Levels of Motorisation 10. Visions for the Future 11. Conclusions References

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Transport, Development and Sustainability Series

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Subject Categories

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