Urban transport has become a global issue because transport in one city affects the future of all cities. Governments are building transport systems designed to encourage more travel - when we need less. The era of cheap oil is ending. The atmosphere is warming. Cities of developing nations cannot survive the pollution from road vehicles. Alternative technologies will help but by themselves they will not save urban environments from further degradation.
In Making Urban Transport Sustainable, expert contributors view these issues from different perspectives and discuss what can and must be done to address the problem. This discussion presents a worldwide perspective, bringing together expert views on technology, fuel, society, the environment and transport.
Old habits are changing. People want better cities representing their real needs. Adaptation by consumers and planning institutions to the new reality of limits to transport is slowly evolving and this book is a valuable contribution to the debate.
Palgrave Macmillan; December 2002
- ISBN: 9780230523838
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Making Urban Transport Sustainable
Series: Global Issues
- Author: Nicholas Low (ed.); Brendan Gleeson (ed.)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
NICHOLAS LOW is Associate Professor in environmental planning at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has published several books with Brendan Gleeson. Their 1998 book Justice, Society and Nature won the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for ecological politics. Recent works include three edited collections: Consuming Cities, Global Ethics and Environment and Governing for the Environment. Low and Gleeson received the 2001 national scholarship award from the Royal Australian Planning Institute for their book Australian Urban Planning.
BRENDAN GLEESON is the Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney. His research and teaching has been conducted in a range of countries including Britain, the USA, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand. In 1997, Brendan was the Australian National University visiting scholar at the Australian Centre, University of Potsdam, Germany.