As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use.

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Urban transportation planning

ByGeetam Tiwari

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

From myth to science in urban and transport planning

From uncontrolled to controlled and responsible urban development in transport planning
ByHermann Knoflacher

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

City design and transport

Observations at different urban scales
ByPhilipp Rode, Ricky Burdett

chapter Chapter 5|22 pages

Urban layouts, densities and transportation planning

ByShirish B. Patel

chapter Chapter 6|9 pages

Coming to terms with the complexity of Indian urbanism

ByA. G. Krishna Menon

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Urban mobility

Is anyone in charge?
ByK. C. Sivaramakrishna

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Railroading the rules

Transport, government, and stakeholders
ByDunu Roy

chapter Chapter 9|4 pages

City governance and effectiveness

ByGerald Frug

chapter Chapter 10|17 pages

Alternative transport policies for personal public transport

Lessons learned
ByHermann Knoflacher

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

The changeable shape of the city

ByFabio Casiroli

chapter Chapter 12|17 pages

Moving transport

Injecting transportation planning in Nairobi’s metropolitan land-use agenda
ByElliott Sclar, Julie Touber

chapter Chapter 13|6 pages

Urban public transport and economic development

ByHarry T. Dimitriou

chapter Chapter 14|11 pages

Urban mobility in China

Developments in the past 20 years
ByHaixiao Pan

chapter Chapter 15|14 pages

The potential of casualty prevention in road traffic

ByMatthijs J. Koornstra

chapter Chapter 16|14 pages

Health effects of transport

ByCarlos Dora

chapter Chapter 17|18 pages

Traffic safety, city structure, technology and health

ByDinesh Mohan

chapter Chapter 18|18 pages

Paratransit, taxis and non‑motorised transport

A review of policy debates and challenges
ByRoger Behrens

chapter Chapter 19|7 pages

Paratransit and non-motorized traffic as mainstream road users

ByGeetam Tiwari

chapter Chapter 20|14 pages

Politics of mobility and the science (?) of sustainability

ByDinesh Mohan