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The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Genevieve Giuliano,Susan Hanson
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462529674
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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A comprehensive update, the fourth edition of this leading text features numerous chapters by new authors addressing the latest trends and topics in the field. The book presents the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need in order to engage with today's pressing urban transportation policy issues. Coverage encompasses passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the local and regional transportation planning process; and questions related to public transit, land use, social equity and environmental justice, energy consumption, air pollution, transportation finance, sustainability, and more. Among the student-friendly features are special-topic boxes delving into key issues and 87 instructive figures, including eight color plates. New to This Edition *Extensively revised coverage of information and communication technologies, urban freight, travel behaviors, and regional transportation planning. *Engaging discussions of current topics: smartphone travel tracking, Uber, car and bike sharing, food deserts, biofuels, and more. *Heightened focus on climate change. *Reflects over a decade of policy changes, technological advances, and emergent ideas and findings in the field. *Most of the figures and special-topic boxes are new.

The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Genevieve Giuliano,Susan Hanson
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462529658
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 2515
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A comprehensive update, the fourth edition of this leading text features numerous chapters by new authors addressing the latest trends and topics in the field. The book presents the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need in order to engage with today's pressing urban transportation policy issues. Coverage encompasses passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the local and regional transportation planning process; and questions related to public transit, land use, social equity and environmental justice, energy consumption, air pollution, transportation finance, sustainability, and more. Among the student-friendly features are special-topic boxes delving into key issues and 87 instructive figures, including eight color plates. ÿ New to This Edition *Extensively revised coverage of information and communication technologies, urban freight, travel behaviors, and regional transportation planning. *Engaging discussions of current topics: smartphone travel tracking, Uber, car and bike sharing, food deserts, biofuels, and more. *Heightened focus on climate change. *Reflects over a decade of policy changes, technological advances, and emergent ideas and findings in the field. *Most of the figures and special-topic boxes are new.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems

  • Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317210107
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 440
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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

  • Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470540931
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 310
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"Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. The book begins with criticism of conventional transportation practice, noting how the profession's usual tools have exacerbated rather than solved the congestion problems they were designed to address. More importantly, past practice has made transportation the biggest single producer of CO2 emissions in North America"--

The Economics of Urban Transportation

The Economics of Urban Transportation

  • Author: Kenneth A. Small,Erik T. Verhoef
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134495706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7531
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This timely new edition of Kenneth A. Small’s seminal textbook Urban Transportation Economics, co-authored with Erik T. Verhoef, has been fully updated, covering new areas such as parking policies, reliability of travel times, and the privatization of transportation services, as well as updated treatments of congestion modelling, environmental costs, and transit subsidies. Rigorous in approach and making use of real-world data and econometric techniques, it contains case studies from a range of countries including congestion charging in Norway, Singapore and the UK, light rail in the Netherlands and freeway tolls in the US. Small and Verhoef cover all basic topics needed for any application of economics to transportation: forecasting the demand for transportation services under alternative policies measuring all the costs including those incurred by users setting prices under practical constraints choosing and evaluating investments in basic facilities designing ways in which the private and public sectors interact to provide services. This book will be of great interest to students with basic calculus and some knowledge of economic theory who are engaged with transportation economics, planning and, or engineering, travel demand analysis, and many related fields. It will also be essential reading for researchers in any aspect of urban transportation.

Urban Transportation Systems

Urban Transportation Systems

  • Author: Sigurd Grava
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071384179
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 840
  • View: 9365
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Urban Transportation Systems is a complete guide to the types of transportation available to communities together with the technical tools needed to evaluate each for given circumstances.

Geography of Transportation

Geography of Transportation

  • Author: Edward James Taaffe
  • Publisher: MORTON O'KELLY
  • ISBN: 0133685721
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 422
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This overview of transport geography explores both institutional and analytical approaches to both intra- and inter-urban transport and relates them throughout with contemporary examples. The work describes the historical development of US transportation.

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

  • Author: Michael Southworth,Eran Ben-Joseph
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 9781610911092
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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The topic of streets and street design is of compelling interest today as public officials, developers, and community activists seek to reshape urban patterns to achieve more sustainable forms of growth and development. Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities traces ideas about street design and layout back to the early industrial era in London suburbs and then on through their institutionalization in housing and transportation planning in the United States. It critiques the situation we are in and suggests some ways out that are less rigidly controlled, more flexible, and responsive to local conditions. Originally published in 1997, this edition includes a new introduction that addresses topics of current interest including revised standards from the Institute of Transportation Engineers; changes in city plans and development standards following New Urbanist, Smart Growth, and sustainability principles; traffic calming; and ecologically oriented street design.

Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent

Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent

  • Author: Irving Cutler
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
  • ISBN: 9780809327010
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 447
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Thoroughly revised and updated, a detailed study of the growth and development of Chicago interweaves geography, history, economics, culture, and social institutions in a study of urban evolution and planning, looking at such topics as the role of the various ethnic and racial groups that make up the city and their impact on transportation, the economy, technology, and urban growth. Simultaneous.

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Environment, Place and Space

  • Author: C. Michael Hall,Stephen J. Page
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135041563
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 470
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This fourth edition of The Geography of Tourism and Recreation provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the interrelationship between tourism, leisure and recreation from geographical and social science perspectives. It still remains the only book to systematically compare and contrast in a spatial context, tourism and recreation in relation to leisure time, offering insight into the demand, supply, planning, destination management and impacts of tourism and recreation. Whilst retaining its accessible style and approach this edition has been significantly updated to reflect recent developments and new concepts from geography which are beginning to permeate the tourism and recreational field. New features include: Content on the most recent developments, climate change, sustainability, mobilities and crisis management in time and space as well as trends such as low cost airlines and the control of land transport by transnational operators in the EU such as Arriva. More attention to management issues such as innovation and the spatial consequences for tourism and leisure development. New case studies and examples to showcase real life issues, from both developed and developing countries, especially the US, China and South Africa. Completely revised and redeveloped to accommodate new, user- friendly features: case studies, insights, summary points and learning objectives. Written by leading academics, this is essential reading for all tourism, geography, leisure and recreation students.

Introduction to Transportation Systems

Introduction to Transportation Systems

  • Author: Joseph Sussman
  • Publisher: Artech House on Demand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 470
  • View: 7915
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For a complete, up-to-date survey of modern transportation systems, look no further than this new book written by one of the original strategic planners of the U.S. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program and current ITS America board member. It provides the 30-point framework underlying most major transportation systems, and it closely examines current and emergent activity to improve both freight and passenger transportation. Using the 30-point framework as a guide, transportation professionals can more effectively analyze existing and proposed systems. Plus, the book clearly explains ITS concepts and gives some perspectives of ITS' future.

Human Transit

Human Transit

How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

  • Author: Jarrett Walker
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610911741
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 235
  • View: 5559
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Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Concepts in Urban Transportation Planning

Concepts in Urban Transportation Planning

The Quest for Mobility, Sustainability and Quality of Life

  • Author: Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476623163
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6227
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This book offers solutions for creating sustainable urban transportation. Topics include historical developments, planning, policy and legislative initiatives, nonmotorized and public transportation, environmental and social justice issues, and safety. The author discusses social, health and economic consequences of autocentric transportation and possible policy measures to address them. The important topic of changing travel behavior is discussed. Chapters contain straightforward concepts, case studies, review questions and ideas for class projects. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Urban Geography

Urban Geography

  • Author: Tim Hall,Heather Barrett
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317313534
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8202
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This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. This edition builds on the success of the comprehensively revised fourth edition and provides revised chapters on transport/mobility and urban futures, with additional updating of readings and some case studies. The book synthesises a wide range of literature on each subject and presents the material in a lively engaging way, supported by an expanded range of student friendly features, including exercises and suggestions for further study.

Introduction to Transport Policy

Introduction to Transport Policy

A Public Policy View

  • Author: Peter Stopher,John Stanley
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781952450
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 360
  • View: 4180
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This comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the basic concepts of transport policy and decision-making to students of transport policy, transport planning, urban transport, transport evaluation and public policy. It presents the founda

Transport Justice

Transport Justice

Designing fair transportation systems

  • Author: Karel Martens
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317599578
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Transport Justice develops a new paradigm for transportation planning based on principles of justice. Author Karel Martens starts from the observation that for the last fifty years the focus of transportation planning and policy has been on the performance of the transport system and ways to improve it, without much attention being paid to the persons actually using – or failing to use – that transport system. There are far-reaching consequences of this approach, with some enjoying the fruits of the improvements in the transport system, while others have experienced a substantial deterioration in their situation. The growing body of academic evidence on the resulting disparities in mobility and accessibility, have been paralleled by increasingly vocal calls for policy changes to address the inequities that have developed over time. Drawing on philosophies of social justice, Transport Justice argues that governments have the fundamental duty of providing virtually every person with adequate transportation and thus of mitigating the social disparities that have been created over the past decades. Critical reading for transport planners and students of transportation planning, this book develops a new approach to transportation planning that takes people as its starting point, and justice as its end.

Urban Land Use Planning

Urban Land Use Planning

  • Author: Philip Berke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780252030796
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 490
  • View: 7075
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This edition explores the societal context of land use planning and proposes a model for understanding and reconciling the divergent priorities among competing stakeholders. It explains how to build planning support systems to assess conditions, evaluate policy choices, create visions, and compare scenarios.

Planning for Place and Plexus

Planning for Place and Plexus

Metropolitan Land Use and Transport

  • Author: David M. Levinson,Kevin J. Krizek
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113597456X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Planning for Place and Plexus provides a fresh and unique perspective on metropolitan land use and transport networks, challenging current planning strategies and offering frameworks to understand and evaluate policy. The book suggests actions for the future urban growth of metropolitan areas and includes current and cutting edge theory, findings, and recommendations which are cleverly illustrated throughout using international examples.

Planning in the USA

Planning in the USA

Policies, Issues, and Processes

  • Author: J. Barry Cullingworth,Roger Caves
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136456902
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 552
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This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached. This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include: a new chapter on planning and sustainability; a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities; a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans; a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities; a discussion on digital billboards; a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts; a discussion on land banking; a discussion unfunded mandates; a discussion on community character; a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms. This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.

Still Stuck in Traffic

Still Stuck in Traffic

Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion

  • Author: Anthony Downs
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 9780815796558
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 472
  • View: 7498
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Congested roads waste commuters' time, cost them money, and degrade the environment. Most Americans agree that traffic congestion is the major problem in their communities—and it only seems to be getting worse. In this revised and expanded edition of his landmark work Stuck in Traffic, Anthony Downs examines the benefits and costs of various anticongestion strategies. Drawing on a significant body of research by transportation experts and land-use planners, he counters environmentalists and road lobbyists alike by explaining why seemingly simple solutions, such as expanding public transit or expanding roads, have unintended consequences that cancel out their apparent advantages. He argues that while there might be some measurable gains from increasing housing densities, most other land-use strategies have little effect. Indeed, the most powerful solutions, including higher gasoline taxes, increased public funding for transit, and highway tolls, are also the least palatable politically. St ill Stuck in Traffic contains new material on the causes of congestion, its dynamics, and its relative incidence in various parts of the country. In clear and realistic terms, Downs seeks to explore why traffic congestion has become part of modern American life and how it can be kept under control.