2019-01-31

Transforming Urban Transport

Authors:

Diane E. Davis, Alan Altshuler, editors


This book explores the origins and implementation pathways of significant urban transport innovations that have recently been adopted in major, democratically governed world cities that are seeking to advance sustainability aims. It documents how proponents of new transportation initiatives confronted a range of administrative, environmental, fiscal, and political obstacles by using a range of leadership skills, technical resources, and negotiation capacities to mov a good idea from the drawing board to implementation.

Eight case studies focus on cities of great interest across the globe - Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm and Vienna - many of which are known for significant mayor leadership and efforts to rescale power from the nation to the city. In bringing these cases to the fore, this volume advances understanding of the conditions under which policy interventions can expend institutional capacities and governance mandates, particularly linked to urban sustainability. As such, it is an essential contribution to larger debates about what it takes to make cities more sustainable and the types of strategies and tactics that best advance progress on these fronts in the short- and the long-term.

Diane E. Davis is Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University.

Alan Altshuler is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus.


 

Details:

  • Publication date     2018
  • Production             Oxford University Press
  • Language               English
  • ISBN                       978-0-19-087571-8


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