Transport in human scale cities

Milos Mladenovic (Editor), Tuuli Toivonen (Editor), Elias Willberg (Editor), Karst T. Geurs (Editor)

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Abstract

This timely book calls for a paradigm shift in urban transport, which remains one of the critically uncertain aspects of the sustainability transformation of our societies. It argues that the potential of human scale thinking needs to be recognised, both in understanding people on the move in the city and within various organisations responsible for cities.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on the human scale, expert contributors offer lessons for responsible innovation practices to advance the human scale urban mobility technologies. Chapters also offer new insights into the development of urban and transport planning processes, considering new data, methods and approaches. Drawing on specific examples, the book presents a critical analysis of key topics, including the relationship between transport and wellbeing, the relationship between accessibility and income, the mobility of the elderly and various transport planning and policy questions.

Transport in Human Scale Cities will be a critical reading for scholars and students of transport studies, urban economics, and urban and human geography. Its arguments for broadening the discussion on humans in urban mobility systems and necessary actions for the transition out of the current car-dependent mobility regime will also benefit policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)978-1-80037-050-0
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books

Publication series

NameNECTAR series on transportation and communications networks research

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