Naznin Afrose Huq‘s review of Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia, edited by Akimasa Fujiwara and Jungyi Zhang offers an insightful overview of the themes considered in the book, emphasising the application of a range of models designed to understand the development of sustainable urban transport systems.
Huq sets the scene by highlighting the diversity of transport options availablein Asia.
Her review commends how the various models, based on sustainability indicators are presented before discussing how good governance and interdisciplinary working are identified as cornerstones of sustainable urban transport systems. Huq highlights how aspects of sustainable urban transport systems are covered within the book both in terms of their environmental, social and economic characteristics but also with respect to demand for certain modes or the transport demands of a given segment. She relates these back to the Asian context.
Huq concludes by affirming that this book provides a useful for reference point for researchers across a range of transport and other specialisms, emphasising here the mathematical modelling focus of the book.
This article was published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 39, Naznin Afrose Huq, Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia. Akimasa Fujiwara, Jungyi Zhang (Eds.), Springer, Tokyo (2013). (£90.00 Hardback) (£72.00 EBook) ISBN 678-4-431-54378-7, Pages 244-245, Copyright Elsevier (2014).