Category Archives: Reviews

Book Review: City-Hubs: Sustainable and Efficient Urban Transport Interchanges

Chia-Lin Chen reviewed City-Hubs: Sustainable and Efficient Urban Transport Interchanges edited by Andrés Monzón  and Floridea Di Ciommo.

She recognises this edited volume as a ‘timely and useful’ and highlights the key audience as practitioners such as ‘urban planners, transport operators, urban designers [and] business groups.’

You can read the full review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 65, 2017.  City-Hubs: Sustainable and Efficient Urban Transport Interchanges, by Monzón A. and Di Ciommo, F. (Ed.), 2016. Boca Raton: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). (£129 (hardback); £90.3 (e-book). ISBN: 9781498740845).

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Book Review: Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation: A Strategic Resource for Airline Managers

Robert Mayer reviewed Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation: A Strategic Resource for Airline Managers by Steven Jaffe.

He found the book focused on constraints as opposed to closure and to be best suited to ‘final year undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as airline managers moving into airline management from other industries’.  This is primarily because it provided a somewhat superficial overview but it did also included some cases which would be of interest to more experienced researchers and practitioners.

The full review is available here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 65, 2017. Robert Mayer, Book Review: Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation: A Strategic Resource for Airline Managers by Steven D. Jaffe, 2015, Farnham: Ashgate (£70.00 (Hardback), ISBN: 9781472413000).

Book Review Essay: Cultural perspectives on transport, urban planning and design

Robin Hickman explored the following three books when writing a book review essay on ‘Cultural perspectives on transport, urban planning and design’

He summarises:

‘Each publication deserves a wide readership, by transport and urban planners, in research and practice, and by politicians and wider decision makers’

You can find out more about his perspective on each here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 63, 2017. Robin Hickman Book Review Essay: Cultural perspectives on transport, urban planning and design.  Urbanism and Transport. Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners, H. Holzapfel. Routledge, Abingdon (2015). (ISBN-10: 1138798185, pbk: £38.99); Emergent Urbanism. Urban Planning and Design in Times of Strategic and Systemic Change, T. Haas, K. Olsson. Ashgate, Farnham (2014). (ISBN-10: 1409457273, hbk: £75.00); and Transport, Mobility and the Production of Urban Space, J. Cidell, D. Prytherch. Routledge, Abingdon (2015). (ISBN-10: 1138891347, hbk: £110.00)

Book Review: Walking in the European City: Quotidian Mobility and Urban Ethnography

Denver Nixon reviewed Walking in the European City: Quotidian Mobility and Urban Ethnography, edited by Timothy Shortell and Evrick Brown

He found that whilst this book may not be perfectly suited to researchers into active modes, and that the book had other shortcomings, it contains ‘some enlightening nuggets and provocative contentions’.  The full review is available here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 62, 2017.  Denver Vale Nixon, Book Review: Walking in the European City: Quotidian Mobility and Urban Ethnography, T. Shortell, E. Brown (Eds.) (2014), (Burlington,
VT: Ashgate. £95.00 (hardback)) ISBN 9781472416162 (hbk).

Book Review: Planning for Public Transport Accessibility: an international sourcebook.

Katrin Lättman reviewed Planning for Public Transport Accessibility: an international sourcebook by Carey Curtis and Jan Scheurer.

She recognises this book as a ‘well-needed pioneering contribution for accessibility planners worldwide’ but highlights the need to further explore the individual dimension of accessibility.  You can read the full review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 62, 2017.  Katrin Lättman, Book review: Planning for Public Transport Accessibility: an international sourcebook. By Curtis, C. and Scheurer, J. (2016). London:
Routledge. £ 76.50 (hardback) £ 24.49 (e-book). ISBN: 978-1472447241.

Book Review: Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour, Applications in Transport,

Yusak Susilo reviewed Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour, Applications in Transport, edited by Rasouli and Timmermans.

He highlights that, by recognising the limitations of traditional rational choice models, the underlying concepts introduced in this book are of interest to transport geographers – though the models themselves may be challenging for someone without a a background in quantitative modelling.  You can read the review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 62, 2017.   Yusak Susilo, Book Review: Bounded Rational Choice Behaviour, Applications in Transport, Rasouli and Timmermans (Eds.) (2015), UK, Emerald, (£77.95 (Hardback)) 9781784410728