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Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning

  • ID: 4519457
  • Book
  • 496 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning examines the practices and policies linking transportation, land use and environmental planning needed to achieve a healthy environment, thriving economy, and more equitable and inclusive society. It assesses best practices for improving the performance of city and regional transportation systems, looking at such issues as public transit and non-motorized travel investments, mixed use and higher density urban development, radically transformed vehicles, and transportation systems. The book lays out the growing need for greater integration of transportation, land use, and environmental planning, looking closely at changing demographic needs, public health concerns, housing affordability, equity, and livability.

In addition, strategies for achieving these desired outcomes are presented, including urban design and land use planning, regional and corridor-level transit plans, bike and pedestrian improvements, demand management strategies, and emerging technologies and services. The final part of the book examines implementation challenges, considering lessons from the US and around the globe at both local and regional levels.

  • Introduces never-before-published research
  • Offers best practices for transit, cycling, urban design and housing provision
  • Assesses emerging developments, such as smart cities, new vehicle technologies, automated highways and transportation sharing
  • Examines the institutional and political dimensions of sustainability planning at the urban and regional levels
  • Utilizes case studies from around the world that show alternative ways forward
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PART I: MOTIVATIONS 1. Millennials and Other Shifts in Demand 2. Why Facebook Cares about Sustainable Development 3. Integrating Health into Metropolitan Transportation Planning 4. Neighborhood Impacts: The Case of Urban Arterials 5. Sustainability and the Housing Affordability Crisis 6. Transit-Oriented Displacement: The Role of Transit Access in the Housing Market 7. Sustainability and the Housing Affordability Crisis

PART II: STRATEGIES 8. Urban Design for Sustainable Communities 9. Land Use Planning for Performance 10. The Transit Metropolis: A 21st Century Perspective 11. Livable Transit Corridors 12. The Pedestrian-and Bike-Friendly City 13. Environmentally Benign Automobiles 14. Sharing Strategies: Car sharing, Bike sharing, and Innovative Forms of Mobility 15. Smart City Mobility Technologies 16. Change One Nudge at a Time 17. Uses and Limitations of Parking Management as an Environmental Strategy 18. Energy Sources for Sustainable Transportation and Urban Development 19. Managing Urban Water Supply and Quality

PART III: IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES 20. International Experiences: Lessons for the US 21. Creating a Legal Framework: The Case of Transit Orientation 22. Sustainability Planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations 23. Local Government Roles in Climate Planning 24. Financing Sustainable Transportation Development 25. Digital Activism and the Mobilization of Opposition to Regional Planning 26. The Role of University Research

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Deakin, Elizabeth
Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design at the University of California-Berkeley, has taught and researched transportation, land use and environmental planning for three decades. She is co-editor of High Speed Rail and Sustainability (Routledge, 2017), and author of 300 journal articles, book chapters, and research reports. She advises city, state, and national governments on transportation, urban development, and environmental issues, and has served as an appointed official for state and local government.
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