An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation (Hardcover)

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An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation (Hardcover)


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Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables.

The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

Preston L. Schiller brought a background in sociology and anthropology and work in medical education and public health to issues of air pollution and transportation in the late 1980s, as well as being the author of many research reports and journal articles. He has worked on these at national, state and local levels with several NGOs, including the Sierra Club, as well as serving on numerous government advisory task forces and committees. His career in sustainable transportation began by walking at age one, cycling at age five, and navigating transit solo around Chicago at age 11.   Jeffrey R. Kenworthy is a Professor in Sustainable Cities at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, additionally holding guest positions at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the K2 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport in Lund. He has almost 40 years of experience in the transport and urban planning field, specializing in international comparisons of cities, and has published extensively on a wide range of urban topics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138185463
ISBN-10: 1138185469
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 9th, 2017
Pages: 420
Language: English