Urban Mobility Design

Urban Mobility Design
Author: Selby Coxon,Robbie Napper,Mark Richardson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 0128150394
ISBN 13: 9780128150399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Mobility Design Book Review:

Focusing from the perspective of the user, Urban Mobility Design investigates how designed mobility and design processes can respond to and drive the emerging social and technological disruptions in the passenger transport sector. Profound technological advances are changing the mobility expectations of city populations around the world. Transportation design is an under represented research area of urban transportation planning. Urban Mobility Design addresses this gap, providing research-based analysis on current and future needs of urban transportation passengers. The book examines mobility from a uniquely multidisciplinary perspective, involving a variety of innovative design and transportation planning approaches. Examines urban mobility from a new perspective Coherently combines current research and practice in transport design, technology, mobility, user behaviour experience, and cultural analysis Utilizes hands-on experiences with transportation manufacturers, transit operators and engineers to bring a practical view on today’s mobility challenges Shows how design approaches to problem solving can influence travel behaviour and improve passenger experience

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789211319293
ISBN 13: 9211319293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Street Design Guide

Urban Street Design Guide
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781610914949
ISBN 13: 1610914945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Street Design Guide Book Review:

The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide shows how streets of every size can be reimagined and reoriented to prioritize safe driving and transit, biking, walking, and public activity. Unlike older, more conservative engineering manuals, this design guide emphasizes the core principle that urban streets are public places and have a larger role to play in communities than solely being conduits for traffic. The well-illustrated guide offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird’s eye view to granular details. Case studies from around the country clearly show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city’s unique needs. Urban Street Design Guide outlines five goals and tenets of world-class street design: • Streets are public spaces. Streets play a much larger role in the public life of cities and communities than just thoroughfares for traffic. • Great streets are great for business. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners. • Design for safety. Traffic engineers can and should design streets where people walking, parking, shopping, bicycling, working, and driving can cross paths safely. • Streets can be changed. Transportation engineers can work flexibly within the building envelope of a street. Many city streets were created in a different era and need to be reconfigured to meet new needs. • Act now! Implement projects quickly using temporary materials to help inform public decision making. Elaborating on these fundamental principles, the guide offers substantive direction for cities seeking to improve street design to create more inclusive, multi-modal urban environments. It is an exceptional resource for redesigning streets to serve the needs of 21st century cities, whose residents and visitors demand a variety of transportation options, safer streets, and vibrant community life.

Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design Guide
Author: Global Designing Cities Initiative,National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 1610917014
ISBN 13: 9781610917018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Street Design Guide Book Review:

The Global Street Design Guide is a timely resource that sets a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces and redefines the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include: access, safety, mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health, and overall quality of life. The first-ever worldwide standards for designing city streets and prioritizing safety, pedestrians, transit, and sustainable mobility are presented in the guide. Participating experts from global cities have helped to develop the principles that organize the guide. The Global Street Design Guide builds off the successful tools and tactics defined in NACTO's Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide while addressing a variety of street typologies and design elements found in various contexts around the world.

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Author: Un-Habitat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 1317932862
ISBN 13: 9781317932864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility Book Review:

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Urban Bikeway Design Guide Second Edition

Urban Bikeway Design Guide  Second Edition
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN 10: 1610915658
ISBN 13: 9781610915656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Bikeway Design Guide Second Edition Book Review:

NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. It has been completely re-designed with an even more accessible layout. The Guide offers updated graphic profiles for all of its bicycle facilities, a subsection on bicycle boulevard planning and design, and a survey of materials used for green color in bikeways. The Guide continues to build upon the fast-changing state of the practice at the local level. It responds to and accelerates innovative street design and practice around the nation.

Mobility

Mobility
Author: John Whitelegg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 9781530227877
ISBN 13: 1530227879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility Book Review:

The book presents a detailed case for the transformation of mobility. After over a century of rapid growth in distances travelled and the multiplication of expensive infrastructure (roads, high speed rail, airports) we have passed a tipping point. Our transport systems globally and regionally now account for millions of deaths each year (air pollution and crashes), eye-wateringly large subsidies and demands on public funds and have created unfriendly, unpleasant spaces that damage community life and foster obesity. The time has come for a new transport paradigm and one that is ethical, child-friendly and nurturing of local economic vitality and resilience. The book sets out how this can be done and focusses on the "three zeroes". We can have all the advantages of gaining high quality access to our chosen destinations but in future we will do this with zero deaths in road traffic, zero air pollution from traffic sources and zero greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change threats.

Beyond Mobility

Beyond Mobility
Author: Robert Cervero,Erick Guerra,Stefan Al
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1610918347
ISBN 13: 9781610918343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Mobility Book Review:

"Beyond Mobility" also seeks to rethink how projects are planned and designed in cities and suburbs at multiple geographic scales, from micro-designs such as parklets to corridors and city-regions. The book closes with a reflection on the opportunities and challenges in moving beyond mobility, with attention to emerging technologies such as self-driving cars and ride-hailing services and social equity topics such as accessibility, livability, and affordability.

Reinventing the Automobile

Reinventing the Automobile
Author: William J. Mitchell,Chris E. Borroni-Bird,Lawrence D. Burns
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-01-29
ISBN 10: 0262288567
ISBN 13: 9780262288569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing the Automobile Book Review:

How to leave behind our unwieldy, gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide–emitting vehicles for cars that are green, smart, connected, and fun. This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They are inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities—where most of the world's people now live. In this pathbreaking book, William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. The fundamental reinvention of the automobile won't be easy, but it is an urgent necessity—to make urban mobility more convenient and sustainable, to make cities more livable, and to help bring the automobile industry out of crisis.

Handbook of Urban Mobilities

Handbook of Urban Mobilities
Author: Ole B. Jensen,Claus Lassen,Vincent Kaufmann,Malene Freudendal-Pedersen,Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN 10: 1351058738
ISBN 13: 9781351058735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Urban Mobilities Book Review:

This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and ‘the urban’ as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe and analyse the world of urban mobilities. The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the ‘mobilities turn’ with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes; particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict, and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrastructures, technologies and design are duly considered. With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state of the art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programmes and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic and transportation planning, and architecture and urban design.

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport
Author: Dinesh Mohan,Geetam Tiwari
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN 10: 1351004840
ISBN 13: 9781351004848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport Book Review:

As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use. Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways
Author: Oliver Lah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780128148976
ISBN 13: 0128148977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways Book Review:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways examines how sustainable urban mobility solutions contribute to achieving worldwide sustainable development and global climate change targets, while also identifying barriers to implementation and strategies to overcome them. Building on city-to-city cooperation experiences in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book examines key challenges in the context of the Paris Agreement, UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, including policies needed to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon pathway for transport and how an integrated policy strategy is designed to provide a basis for political coalitions. The book explores which institutional framework creates sufficient political stability and continuity to foster the take-up of and long-term support for sustainable transport strategies. The linkages of climate change and wider sustainable development objectives are covered, including success stories, best practices, and quantitative analysis for key emerging economies in public transport, walking, cycling, freight and logistics, vehicle technology and fuels, urban planning and integration, and national framework policies. Provides a holistic view of sustainable urban transport, focusing on policy-making processes, the role of institutions and successes and pitfalls Delivers practical insights drawn from the experiences of actual city-to-city cooperation and on-the-ground policy work Explores options for the integration of policy objectives and institutional structures that form coalitions for the implementation of sustainable urban mobility solutions Describes the policy, institutional, political, and socio-economic aspects in cities in five emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Turkey

Sustainability in Urban Planning and Design

Sustainability in Urban Planning and Design
Author: Amjad Almusaed,Asaad Almssad,Linh Truong - Hong
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 1838803513
ISBN 13: 9781838803513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Urban Planning and Design Book Review:

This book has been prepared to embody the major and efficient applications of the different duties and the role of sustainability in urban planning and design, by a new reading of the city structure and composition, as well as offering a solid and clear concept for this kind of science. The book aims to illustrate various theories and methods of the treatment of the modern ideas of metropolitan life. The book is divided into two parts and contains 23 chapters.

Mobility Patterns and Urban Structure

Mobility Patterns and Urban Structure
Author: Paulo Pinho,Cecília Silva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317095014
ISBN 13: 9781317095019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility Patterns and Urban Structure Book Review:

Despite extensive efforts to understand the overall effect of urban structure on the current patterns of urban mobility, we are still far from a consensual perspective on this complex matter. To help build agreement on the factors influencing travel behaviour, this book discusses the influence of alternative urban structures on sustainable mobility. Bringing together two existing and complementary methods to study the relationship between urban structure and mobility, the authors compare two case studies with distinct urban structures and travel behaviour (Copenhagen and Oporto). Of particular concern is the influence of urban structure factors, namely land use and transport system factors, and motivational factors related to the social, economic and cultural characteristics of the individual traveller. The research presented in this book highlights the relevance of centrality in travel behaviour and in more sustainable travel choices. Different operational forms of the centrality concept are revealed as important: it is shown that more sustainable travel can be influenced by several urban structure factors and that no particular combination is required as long as a certain level of centrality is provided. Finally, the book concludes that urban structure can, on the one hand, constrain and, on the other hand, influence travel choice.

Research Methods in Modern Urban Transportation Systems and Networks

Research Methods in Modern Urban Transportation Systems and Networks
Author: Elżbieta Macioszek,Grzegorz Sierpiński
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 3030717089
ISBN 13: 9783030717087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Modern Urban Transportation Systems and Networks Book Review:

This book presents many valuable research methods useful in conducting research in modern urban transportation systems and networks. The knowledge base in practical examples, as well as the decision support methods described in this book, is of interest to people who face the challenge of searching for solutions to the problems of contemporary transport networks and systems on a daily basis. The book is therefore addressed to local authorities related to the planning and development of strategies for selected areas with regard to transport (both in the urban and regional dimensions) and to representatives of business and industry, as people directly involved in the implementation of urban transportation systems and networks solutions. The methods contained in individual chapters of the book allow to look at a given problem in an advanced way and facilitate the selection of the appropriate strategy (e.g., in relation to the air quality in considering the impact of the atmospheric emission from the urban road traffic, the role of incentive programs in promoting the purchase of electric cars, life-cycle costing decision-making methodology and urban intersection design, but also in assessing the impact of the socio-financial conditions on the bike-sharing system operation and its implementation in medium-sized cities, etc.). In turn, due to the new approach to theoretical models (including comparison methods of driving errors in a single-lane and multi-lane roundabouts, methods of parking measurements, methods of ensuring the technical readiness of transport companies fleet due to the region's capabilities as well as speed-related surrogate measures of road safety based on floating car data), the book is also of interest to scientists and researchers carrying out research in this area.

Urban Informatics

Urban Informatics
Author: Wenzhong Shi,Michael F. Goodchild,Michael Batty,Mei-Po Kwan,Anshu Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 941
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 9811589836
ISBN 13: 9789811589836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Informatics Book Review:

This open access book is the first to systematically introduce the principles of urban informatics and its application to every aspect of the city that involves its functioning, control, management, and future planning. It introduces new models and tools being developed to understand and implement these technologies that enable cities to function more efficiently – to become ‘smart’ and ‘sustainable’. The smart city has quickly emerged as computers have become ever smaller to the point where they can be embedded into the very fabric of the city, as well as being central to new ways in which the population can communicate and act. When cities are wired in this way, they have the potential to become sentient and responsive, generating massive streams of ‘big’ data in real time as well as providing immense opportunities for extracting new forms of urban data through crowdsourcing. This book offers a comprehensive review of the methods that form the core of urban informatics from various kinds of urban remote sensing to new approaches to machine learning and statistical modelling. It provides a detailed technical introduction to the wide array of tools information scientists need to develop the key urban analytics that are fundamental to learning about the smart city, and it outlines ways in which these tools can be used to inform design and policy so that cities can become more efficient with a greater concern for environment and equity.

Disrupting Mobility

Disrupting Mobility
Author: Gereon Meyer,Susan Shaheen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2017-01-04
ISBN 10: 3319516027
ISBN 13: 9783319516028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disrupting Mobility Book Review:

This book explores the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy and innovative transportation technologies with regard to urban mobility. Written by government experts, social scientists, technologists and city planners from North America, Europe and Australia, the papers in this book address the impacts of demographic, societal and economic trends and the fundamental changes arising from the increasing automation and connectivity of vehicles, smart communication technologies, multimodal transit services, and urban design. The book is based on the Disrupting Mobility Summit held in Cambridge, MA (USA) in November 2015, organized by the City Science Initiative at MIT Media Lab, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley, the LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Politics and the Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change in Berlin.

Informed Urban Transport Systems

Informed Urban Transport Systems
Author: Joseph Chow
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN 10: 0128136146
ISBN 13: 9780128136140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Urban Transport Systems Book Review:

Informed Urban Transport Systems examines how information gathered from new technologies can be used for optimal planning and operation in urban settings. Transportation researchers, and those from related disciplines, such as artificial intelligence, energy, applied mathematics, electrical engineering and environmental science will benefit from the book’s deep dive into the transportation domain, allowing for smarter technological solutions for modern transportation problems. The book helps create solutions with fewer financial, social, political and environmental costs for the populations they serve. Readers will learn from, and be able to interpret, the information and data collected from modern mobile and sensor technologies and understand how to use system optimization strategies using this information. The book concludes with an evaluation of the social and system impacts of modern transportation systems. Takes a fresh look at transportation systems analysis and design, with an emphasis on urban systems and information/data use Serves as a focal point for those in artificial intelligence and environmental science seeking to solve modern transportation problems Examines current analytical innovations that focus on capturing, predicting, visualizing and controlling mobility patterns Provides an overview of the transportation systems benefitting from modern technologies, such as public transport, freight services and shared mobility service models, such as bike sharing, peer-to-peer ride sharing and shared taxis

Brief van Martien Beversluis 1894 1966 aan Bernard Alexander Canter 1871 1956

Brief van Martien Beversluis  1894 1966  aan Bernard Alexander Canter  1871 1956
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1923
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:798303904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility
Author: Tomasz Janasz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN 10: 3658204605
ISBN 13: 9783658204600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradigm Shift in Urban Mobility Book Review:

Tomasz Janasz demonstrates that digital technologies and new mobility concepts can lead to a reduction of the automobiles in urban areas by a factor of 10. The book features two vivid case studies of such digital mobility concepts: TwoGo by SAP and smexx. The author proposes six prototypes of business models for ‘Shared Automobility Services’. Janasz offers also the ‘Transformative Literacy’ for designing sustainable urban mobility systems of the future. The author elaborates on the socio-political patterns of urban mobility by presenting the case of the City of Basel (Switzerland). He proposes the framework of ‘Integrated Sustainable Urban Mobility’ to explain how to overcome car dependence in cities.