Urban Mobility Report 2004

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Author: David Schrank
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437905609
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Urban Mobility Report 2004 by David Schrank

Original Title: Urban Mobility Report 2004

Congestion continues to grow in America¿s urban areas. This report presents details on the 2004 trends, findings and what can be done to address the growing transportation problems. Trend data from 1982 to 2002 for 85 urban areas provides both a local view and a national perspective on the growth and extent of traffic congestion. The 2004 Report provides clear evidence that the time for improvements has arrived. Communicating the congestion levels and the need for improvements is a goal of this report. The decisions about which, and how much, improvement to fund will be made at the local level according to a variety of goals, but there are some broad conclusions that can be drawn from this database. Tables.

Paradigm Shift In Urban Mobility

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Author: Tomasz Janasz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658204605
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Paradigm Shift In Urban Mobility by Tomasz Janasz

Original Title: Paradigm Shift In Urban Mobility

Tomasz Janasz demonstrates that digital technologies and new mobility concepts can lead to a reduction of the automobiles in urban areas by a factor of 10. The book features two vivid case studies of such digital mobility concepts: TwoGo by SAP and smexx. The author proposes six prototypes of business models for ‘Shared Automobility Services’. Janasz offers also the ‘Transformative Literacy’ for designing sustainable urban mobility systems of the future. The author elaborates on the socio-political patterns of urban mobility by presenting the case of the City of Basel (Switzerland). He proposes the framework of ‘Integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility’ to explain how to overcome car dependence in cities.

Managing Urban Mobility Systems

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Author: Rosário Macário
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857246119
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Managing Urban Mobility Systems by Rosário Macário

Original Title: Managing Urban Mobility Systems

Urban mobility is currently a major problem all over the world. Space is limited, and individuals aim for a level of quality in mobility that is only achieved by largely motorised solutions, which have a detrimental effect on the urban environment. Careful analysis of urban mobility systems across the world reveals that consistent and effective policies can only be defined and implemented if the various components of the system and their interrelations are considered. This book addresses the problem of managing urban mobility systems in a novel way by considering the complexity and diversity of the conurbation and agents involved in a UMS, putting forward the evidence that urban mobility must be managed at system level. The value of this book lies in bringing together a sound theoretical approach to urban mobility systems supported by evidence from several cities across the world where this approach was either implemented or at least assessed, together with clear instructional guidelines. It constitutes a handbook for practitioners, politicians, researchers and students of urban mobility management.

Planning And Design For Sustainable Urban Mobility

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Author: Un-Habitat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932870
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Planning And Design For Sustainable Urban Mobility by Un-Habitat

Original Title: Planning And Design For Sustainable Urban Mobility

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Urban Mobility In A Global Perspective

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Author: Oliver Schwedes
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643908563
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Urban Mobility In A Global Perspective by Oliver Schwedes

Original Title: Urban Mobility In A Global Perspective

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world's population lives in cities rather than rural areas. Whereas in industrialized countries urban and transport development has now reached a certain degree of saturation, it is proceeding in other regions of the world with an enormous dynamism. This book presents for the first time a survey of global urban and transport development in order to gain an overview of the magnitude of the global challenges. Against this background, the study proposes a direction for future deliberations that will provide an adequate response to the looming urban mobility problems. (Series: Mobility and Society / Mobilit�t und Gesellschaft, Vol. 9) [Subject: Sociology, Urban Studies, Transportation, Public Policy]

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