Driverless Cars, Urban Parking and Land Use (Paperback)Robert A. Simons (author)
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The subject of driverless and even ownerless cars has the potential to be the most disruptive technology for real estate, land use, and parking since the invention of the elevator. This book includes new research and economic analysis, plus a thorough review of the current literature to pose and attempt to answer a number of important questions about the effect that driverless vehicles may have on land use in the United States, especially on parking. Simons outlines the history of disruptive technologies in transport and real estate before examining how the predicted changes brought in by the adoption of driverless technologies and decline in car ownership will affect our urban areas. What could we do with all the parking areas in our cities and our homes and institutional buildings that may no longer be required? Can they be sustainably repurposed? Will self-driving cars become like horses, used only by hobbyists for recreation and sport?
While the focus is on parking, the book also contains the views of real estate economists, architects, and policymakers and is essential reading for real estate developers and investors, transport economists, planners, politicians, and policymakers who need to consider the implications of a future with more driverless vehicles. Fasten your seat belt: like it or not, driverless cars will begin to change the way we move about our cities within ten years.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 753 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"Simons has created a wonderful source...This work is a necessity for those who wish to have a more detailed examination of driverless vehicles and where driverless vehicle development is apparently heading at this time." -Journal of Urban Affairs
"Robert A. Simons has put together a dauntingly thorough 20-chapter assessment...This book will prepare its readers for some surprises. Its openness and wide coverage could allow for better judgments 10 or 15 years down the road." -Harold Henderson, Planners Library
"The question of how emerging transport technologies changes cities, especially land use, centers on the transition from an ownership to a sharing economy, and the switch from devoting space to storing cars to space for people. This book is the first to address the future of parking in an autonomous world." -David Levinson, Professor, University of Sydney and Author of The End of Traffic and The Future of Access
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