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Geography of Urban Transportation / Edition 3

Geography of Urban Transportation / Edition 3

by Susan Hanson


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Geography of Urban Transportation / Edition 3

A highly successful text and professional resource, this classic work is now in a fully revised and restructured third edition. Leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Updated throughout with a heightened emphasis on policy -- and featuring over 100 maps, charts, and photographs -- the third edition contains new chapters on intercity travel and transportation finance. In addition, a new concluding chapter integrates key themes and provides some practical approaches to solving urban transportation problems.

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ISBN-13: 2901593850554
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/06/2004
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 419
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Hanson is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor and a Professor and Director of the School of Geography at Clark University. She is an urban geographer with teaching and research interests in gender and economy, the geography of everyday life, and sustainability. Dr. Hanson has been editor of three geography journals -- Economic Geography, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and The Professional Geographer -- and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Hanson also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the Association of American Geographers.

Genevieve Giuliano is Professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center. Her research interests center on transportation policy and on relationships between land use and transportation. Dr. Giuliano is a former editor of Urban Studies and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She is a former faculty fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and a former member of the Executive Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Giuliano also is a member and past chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents

I.Setting the Scene
1.The Context of Urban Travel: Concepts and Recent Trends3
2.City Interactions: The Dynamics of Passenger and Freight Flows30
3.Transportation and Urban Form: Stages in the Spatial Evolution of the American Metropolis59
4.Impact of Information Technologies86
II.Planning for Movement Within Cities
5.The Urban Transportation Planning Process115
6.Reflections on the Planning Process141
7.GIS in Urban-Regional Transportation Planning163
III.Policy Issues
8.Public Transportation199
9.Land Use Impacts of Transportation Investments: Highway and Transit237
10.Transportation and Energy274
11.The Geography of Urban Transportation Finance294
12.Social and Environmental Justice Issues in Urban Transportation332
13.Transportation and the Environment356
14.Managing the Auto382
About the Editors417


Instructors and students in transportation geography, urban planning, and civil engineering; professionals involved in urban transportation planning and policy. Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

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