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Urban transportation innovations worldwide : a handbook of best practices outside the United States

Author: Roger L Kemp; Carl J Stephani
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in America and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Kemp; Carl J Stephani
ISBN: 9780786470754 0786470755
OCLC Number: 896806833
Description: x, 252 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Vehicles and sustainable communities / Center for New Urbanism --
Transportation in the United States / Project for Public Spaces --
Land use planning and cars / Troy Russ --
Smart growth controls urban sprawl / Center for New Urbanism --
Electric cars replace gas-powered ones / Michael Horn --
Light-rail transit and economic development / Tom Brandes and Brad Scheib --
Using buses for rapid transit / Sarah Jo Peterson --
Building safe streets for citizens / Angie Schmitt --
Technology and automobiles / Tanya Snyder --
The removal of roadways / Jeffrey Spivak --
Abu Dhabi, Emirates, develops new islands with light rail transit options / Yasser Elsheshtawy --
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, explores the use of sustainable transportation options / Joan Clos --
Amsterdam, Netherlands, encourages the use of bicycles for health reasons / Kenneth W. Harris --
Barcelona, Spain, facilitates the redesigning of cars for inner-city use / Ryan Chin --
Beijing, China, is working on a high speed rail system that is a world model / Center for Design Excellence --
Berlin, Germany, builds regional transit station to promote economic development / Brian Baker --
Bogotá, Colombia, promotes non-motorized transportation for its citizens / Felipe Morales and Carlos Felipe Pardo --
Bologna, Italy, prohibits vehicles but promotes walking and bicycling downtown / Cleto Carlini --
Bremen, Germany, uses intermodal transportation system to promote ecomobility / Michael Glotz-Richter --
Changwon, South Korea, develops a public bicycle system to benefit its citizens / Seong Jae Park --
Copenhagen, Denmark, evolves into a pedestrian friendly city / Center for New Urbanism --
Dare-es-Salaam, Tanzania, promotes cleaner fuels to achieve sustainable urban mobility / Thomas Melin --
Dubai, Emirates, develops transportation systems to sustain future growth / Faisal Durrani and Daniel Seleanu --
Egedal, Denmark, and other cities, work to link bike lanes to their nation's capital / Lars Wilms and Tommy Poulsen --
Freiburg, Germany, uses public tram system and bikes for transportation / EcoMobility Alliance --
Groningen, Netherlands, is known as the world's cycling city / Gary Toth --
Halifax, Canada, is among the most walkable cities in North America / Dan Burden --
Hangzhou, China, has developed the world's largest bike sharing program / EcoMobility Alliance --
Hilden, Germany, reduces vehicular traffic and promotes public transport and cycling / Project for Public Spaces --
Hong Kong, China, other cities, develop transit systems that serve mixed-use areas / Dae-Hong Minn --
Istanbul, Turkey, other cities, mitigate climate change through public transit options / Guenter Karl --
London, England, other cities, redesign their roadways and spaces for people / Project for Public Spaces --
Lund, Sweden, implements sustainable transportation programs for its citizens / Christian Ryden --
Manchester, England, converts a street for cars into a walkway for people / Lawrence Houstoun --
Mexico City, Mexico, includes transit and mobility goals in its green plan / Silvia Marchesi --
Monrovia, Liberia, other cities, promote non-motorized transportation options / Luuk Eickmans and Imelda Nasei --
Montreal, Canada, other cities, have some of the finest streets in the world / Project for Public Spaces --
Münster, Germany, is known as the bicycle capital of Germany / Hana Peters and Santhosh Kodukula --
Nagano, Japan, other cities, manage traffic with technology / Committee on Intelligent Transport --
Paris, France, reduces traffic and pollution by promoting the use of bicycles / Bertrand Delanoe --
Rome, Italy, other cities, have some of the best train systems in the world / Center for New Urbanism --
Songdo, South Korea, other cities, connect their waterfront area to public transit / Paul Lukez --
Strasbourg, France, now focuses on non-vehicular types of transportation / Ben Adler --
Tokyo, Japan, other cities, take measures to facilitate the use of gasoline-free cars / Jim Motavalli --
Vancouver, Canada, takes measures to increase ecomobility transport methods / Michael Shiffer --
Victoria, Canada, takes measures to reduce traffic by promoting their solutions / Todd Litman --
The benefits and growth of street trees in urban places / Dan Burden --
New public policies link transit investments to land uses / Kate White --
Mass transit systems are expanding into the suburbs / Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson --
The design and usage of public streets is changing / Seth Ullman --
New ways of measuring streets / Polly Trottenberg --
Financial options to pay for the public infrastructure / Jonathan D. Miller --
Creating successful citizen places out of routine public spaces / Project for Public Spaces --
The future design of vehicles and the improved use of our roadways / Ronald Adams and Terry Brewer --
Urban planning princples and practices are changing / Center for New Urbanism --
Planning, transportation, the environment, and the future / Roger Kemp and Carl Stephani --
Appendices: A. Periodicals bibliography --
B. Glossary --
C. Acronyms and abbreviations --
D. State municipal league directory --
E. National planning and development resource directory --
F. International planning and development resource directory --
G. International local government resource directory --
H. State library resource directory.
Responsibility: edited by Roger L. Kemp and Carl J. Stephani.

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