Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities

Economics, Community and Methods

Richard D. Knowles ,

 
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Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities: Economics, Community and Methods

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This book provides new dimensions and a contemporary focus on sustainable transport, urban regeneration and development in eight countries spanning four continents at different stages of development. It examines the role of transit oriented development (TOD) in improving urban sustainability and providing different transport choices, exploring how these can be implemented in modern cities.

Establishing a new agenda for TOD, experts in the field critically evaluate the links between urban transport investment and economic, social and environmental sustainability, introducing new methods of analysis. Chapters explore international dimensions of TOD, providing crucial insight to issues such as uneven development, transport emissions, global warming, car dependence and the challenge of powering vehicles with sustainable fuels.

Urban and regional planning, transport studies and environmental management scholars seeking to understand urban sustainability issues will benefit from this timely book. It will also prove to be a valuable read for urban planners and research consultants looking to widen their knowledge of the role of TOD in enhancing urban sustainability.

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