Transforming Urban Transport

The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility

Edited by Nicholas Low

© 2013 – Routledge

280 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415529037
pub: 2012-11-23
US Dollars$84.00

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About the Book

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TRANSPORTATION / Public Transportation