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Globalization and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their regions must adapt to these changes by creating cutting-edge infrastructures that integrate advanced technologies, communications, and multiple modes of transportation. The book defines cutting-edge infrastructures, details their importance to cities and their regions, and addresses the obstacles - technical, jurisdictional, financial, and social - to creating those infrastructures. Additionally, it explores issues behind the creation of new infrastructures: their integrated, technical components, the decision making involved in their creation, and the equity and environmental questions they raise.
Part 1. Introduction 1. Metropolitan Areas as Global Crossroads: Moving People, Goods, and Information in the International Economy Part 2. Cutting-Edge Infrastructures of Movement 2. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Creating Operational, Institutional, and Workforce Changes in the United States 3. Integrated Infrastructures for Moving Goods in the Digital Age 4. Ports as They Will Be: Designs for the Twenty-First Century 5. Moving Information in the Twenty-First Century Part 3. Decision Making 6. Financing New Infrastructures in the U.K.: Public/Private Partnerships and Private Finance Initiatives 7. An Exchange on Building U.S. Road Capacity 8. How Decisions Are Made: An Interview with Albert Appleton on Changing Minds about an Urban Expressway 9. China's Information Technology Infrastructure: Who Built It Part 4. Social and Environmental Issues 11. Social and Environmental Dimensions of Cutting-Edge Infrastructures 12. Integrating Urban Infrastructures of Movement: A Vision of Sustainability 13. Constructing Premium Network Spaces: Reflections on Infrastructure Networks and Contemporary Urban Development 14. The Infrastructure Workforce: Issues and Challenges for Policy Makers. Part 5. A Focus City: Moving People, Goods, and Information in Singapore 15. Roads and Rails: Electronic Road Pricing and the Rapid Transport Network 16. Singapore and the Sea: International Trade and the City-State 17. Singapore's Intelligent Corridors: A Model for Planning and Locating the Movement of Information and Knowledge.