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Transport Development In Asian Megacities

Author : Shigeru Morichi
ISBN : 9783642297434
Genre : Business & Economics
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The rapid growth of the Asian urban population concentrates on a few large cities, turning them into giant megacities. Despite new theoretical insights into the benefits of megacities, the emerging Asia is facing a daunting challenge concerning the management of infrastructure and services in their megacities. The deteriorating urban mobility is the most difficult challenge with respect to the sharp increase in vehicle numbers and to inadequate and poorly managed road infrastructure. Public transport, a sustainable mode of mobility, is subjected to a vicious cycle of poor service, decreasing ridership and lower investment. Despite various policy initiatives, the situation has not improved. The scale and growth pattern of Asian megacities have distinctive features which generate a unique set of challenges and opportunities. New perspectives are needed to effectively address the transportation problems making the best use of available opportunities. This book, which is a result of an international collaborative research, addresses these challenges by providing insightful analysis and novel viewpoints.

Climate Change 2014 Mitigation Of Climate Change

Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISBN : 9781107058217
Genre : Law
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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences.

Travel Behaviour Research In An Evolving World

Author : Ram M. Pendyala
ISBN : 9781105473784
Genre : Choice of transportation
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This book contains select keynote and resource papers, as well as workshop reports, from the 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research that was organized by the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) in Jaipur, India during December 13-18, 2009.

Urban Transport Environment And Equity

Author : Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos
ISBN : 9781134201341
Genre : Political Science
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Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of co-ordinating urban, transport and traffic planning, and addresses the major challenge of modifying the building and use of roads. The author makes suggestions for innovative and radical new measures towards an equitable and sustainable urban environment.

Regional Development Dialogue

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ISBN : UIUC:30112066495083
Genre : Regional planning
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Transportation Research Record

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ISBN : 0309093740
Genre : Transportation
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Nonmotorized Transportation And Developing Country Research

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ISBN : 0309071186
Genre : Bicycle commuting
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Urban Transport And Land Use Patterns

Author : Paul A. Barter
ISBN : UOM:39015042036304
Genre : Land use, Urban
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21st Century Asia

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ISBN : NWU:35556032861577
Genre : Asia
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Urban Development In Asia And Africa

Author : Yuji Murayama
ISBN : 9789811032417
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the urban growth trends and patterns of various rapidly growing metropolitan regions in developing Asian and African nations from the perspective of geography. State-of-the-art geospatial tools and techniques, including geographic information system/science and remote sensing, were used to facilitate the analysis. In addition to the empirical results, the methodological approaches employed and discussed in this book showcase the potential of geospatial analysis, e.g. land-change modeling for improving our understanding of the trends and patterns of urban growth in Asia and Africa. Furthermore, given the complexity of the urban growth process across the world, issues raised in this book will contribute to the improvement of future geospatial analysis of urban growth in the developing regions. This book is written for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate students. The inclusion of the origin and brief history of each of the selected metropolitan regions, including the analysis of their urban primacy, spatiotemporal patterns of urban land-use changes, driving forces of urban development, and implications for future sustainable development, makes the book an important reference for various related studies.

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