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Transforming cities with transit : transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development, Volume 1
 
Author:Suzuki, Hiroaki; Cervero, Robert; Iuchi, Kanako; Collection Title:Urban development
Country:World; Date Stored:2013/01/09
Document Date:2013/01/03Document Type:Publication
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Transport Economics Policy & Planning; Urban Housing and Land Settlements; Municipal Financial Management; National Urban Development Policies & StrategiesISBN:978-0-8213-9745-9
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Energy and mining; Public Administration, Law, and Justice; Transportation
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Compact Urban Development -- -- P122995;Region:The World Region
Report Number:74630Sub Sectors:Sub-national government administration; Energy efficiency in Heat and Power; General transportation sector
TF No/Name:TF010171-Decoding Sptial Development of Gorwing Cities in Developing Regions (InVolume No:1

Summary: This study explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. It first identifies barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transit infrastructure and urban development. It then recommends a set of policies and implementation measures for overcoming these barriers and exploiting these opportunities. Well-integrated transit and land development create urban forms and spaces that reduce the need for travel by private motorized vehicles. Areas with good access to public transit and well-designed urban spaces that are walkable and bikeable become highly attractive places for people to live, work, learn, play, and interact. Such environments enhance a city's economic competitiveness, reduce local pollution and global greenhouse gas emissions, and promote inclusive development. These goals are at the heart of transit-oriented development (TOD), an urban form that is increasingly important to sustainable urban futures. This book uses a case study approach. It draws lessons from global best-case examples of transit-oriented metropolises that have direct relevance to cities in developing countries and elsewhere that are currently investing in bus rapid transit (BRT) and other high-capacity transit systems. It also reports the results of two original in-depth case studies of rapidly growing and motorizing cities that introduced extended BRT systems: Ahmedabad, India and Bogota, Colombia. Two shorter case studies enrich the understanding of factors that are critical to transforming cities with transit.

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