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Book Review Essay: Urban mobility systems in a comparative perspective — A Research Field between Governance, Urban Form and Travel Behaviour

Thomas Klinger‘s essay-style book review focuses upon three book exploring urban mobility.  Specifically:

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Klinger examines these thematically, exploring how each book contributes to an understanding of sustainability and flexibility, and whether good practice in urban mobility can be transferable across contexts. He then highlights how the three books inspire future research in the discipline.   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, Vol 52,  Thomas Klinger, Urban mobility systems in a comparative perspective — A Research Field between Governance, Urban Form and Travel Behaviour Transport, Climate Change and the City by Hickman, R., Banister, D., 2014. London Routledge. £90.00 (Hardback) ISBN: 9780415660020, £31.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 9780415660037 Megacity Mobility Culture: How Cities Move on in a Diverse World by Institute for Mobility Research (Ed.), 2013. Springer: Heidelberg u.a. £103.50 (hardback) ISBN 9783642347344, £82.50 (ebook) ISBN: 9783642347351 Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 by UN Habitat (Ed.), 2013. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. £33.99 (Paperback) ISBN: 9780415723183, £0 (online)

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 be 2.5 billion more people living in urban areas. Meanwhile, transport flows within cities are becoming ever more challenging to predict and manage.
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