This edited volume discuses urban transport issues, policies, and initiatives in twelve of the world's major emerging economies - Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam - countries with large populations that have recently experienced large changes in urban structure, motorization and all the associated social, economic, and environmental impacts in positive and negative senses. Contributions on each of these twelve countries focus on one or more major cities per country.
This book aims to fill a gap in the transport literature that is crucial to understanding the needs of a large portion of the world's urban population, especially in view of the southward shift in economic power. Readers will develop a better understanding of urban transport problems and policies in nations where development levels are below those of richer countries (mainly in the northern hemisphere) but where the rate of economic growth is often increasing at a faster rate than the wealthiest nations.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 301
Weight: 643 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
â "This is one of the most informative, interesting, and depressing academic books I have read in a long time." John Pucher (Rutgers University), Transport Reviews,"A tremendous strength of this volume is the discussion of social equity and gender constraints on travel in every country, which facilitates using these case studies in courses on social justice in planning. [...] By focusing on developing economies, this edited volume offers a more comprehensive overview of the challenges to planning sustainable transportation than is typically seen in this discipline." Ren Thomas (Dalhousie University), Journal of Planning Education and Research,