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Trends and challenges: global urbanisation and urban mobility

Rode, Philipp (2013) Trends and challenges: global urbanisation and urban mobility. In: Megacity Mobility Culture: How Cities Move on in a Diverse World. Lecture notes in mobility. Springer, Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 9783642347344

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Abstract

What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities move. This book demonstrates that the concept of ‘mobility culture’ provides a framework for understanding the development of urban transport which transcends the boundaries between academic disciplines. Based on a discussion of the diversity of megacities worldwide, it provides help in navigating the complexity of megacity mobility culture. Experts from megacities around the world each take the reader on a journey to their own city and its mobility culture, giving a deeper insight into the unique evolutionary paths of mobility that these places have taken, and what lies before them. Whilst acknowledging the overwhelming diversity of cities worldwide, the authors also identify common denominators behind the evolution of urban transport systems – seven temperaments which are found in a unique mix in any given city, defining the character of its mobility culture.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/?SGWID=3-102-0-0-0
Additional Information: © 2013 Springer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 09:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/47819

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