Tag Archives: Sustainable transport

Urban Transport Without the Hot Air, Review

This is an outstanding book by Steve Melia. I strongly recommend it to anyone in the field, as sumarised in the final paragraph of my review for the Journal of Transport Geography:

Steve Melia has produced a beautiful, meticulously researched and important contribution to the global transport debate. The work synthesises a vast spectrum of evidence on a range of urban transport issues, resulting in a concentrated work of art. Amazingly, this chunk of vital information is also extremely enjoyable to read. I strongly recommend Urban Transport Without the Hot Air to anyone interested in active transport, urban planning or sustainability overall. Indeed, the simple questions of how and why we move around as a species have dramatic (if invisible) implications for the future of human existence on planet Earth. Melia demonstrates that once we properly understand the problems the solutions are within our grasp.

The full review can be seen at the following links.

On the Journal of Transport Geography’s website:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692315001532

As a pdf document hosted by the TGRG:

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Front cover of Melia’s masterpiece
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How can we use technology to create sustainable city transport? – Guardian Chat

Join the Gurdian live chat on Thursday 30 October at 1pm GMT to discuss how technology can create cleaner, smoother, more efficient city transport

Demographers predict that by 2050 there are going to beĀ 2.5 billion more peopleĀ living in urban areas. Meanwhile, transport flows within cities are becoming ever more challenging to predict and manage.
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Book Review: Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia. Akimasa Fujiwara, Jungyi Zhang (Eds.),

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.

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia
A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows.

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