The Geography of Urban Transportation, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/6/2004
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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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. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. 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.

Author Biography

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/m-/[i]Economic Geography[/i], the [i]Annals of the Association of American Geographers[/i], and [i]The Professional Geographer[/i]/m-/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 [i]Urban Studies[/i] 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

The Context of Urban Travel: Concepts and Recent Trends
Susan Hanson
City Interactions: The Dynamics of Passenger and Freight Flows
Thomas R. Leinbach
Transportation and Urban Form: Stages in the Spatial Evolution of the American Metropolis
Peter O. Muller
Impact of Information Technologies
Donald G. Janelle
The Urban Transportation Planning Process
Robert A. Johnston
Reflections on the Planning Process
Martin Wachs
GIS in Urban--Regional Transportation Planning
Timothy L. Nyerges
Public Transportation
John Pucher
Land Use Impacts of Transportation Investments: Highway and Transit
Genevieve Giuliano
Transportation and Energy
David L. Greene
The Geography of Urban Transportation Finance
Brian D. Taylor
Social and Environmental Justice Issues in Urban Transportation
Devajyoti Deka
Transportation and the Environment
Change-Hee Christine Bae
Managing the Auto
Genevieve Giuliano
Susan Hanson
Index 405(12)
About the Editors 417(2)
Contributors 419

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