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Reena Tiwari What is a better community? How can we reconfigure places and transport networks to create environmentally friendly, economically sound, and socially just communities?
How can we meet the challenges of growing pollution, depleting fossil fuels, rising gasoline prices, traffic congestion, traffic fatalities, increased prevalence of obesity, and lack of social inclusion?
The era of car-based planning has led to the disconnection of people and place in developed countries, and is rapidly doing so in the developing countries of the Global South.
The unfolding mega-trend in technological innovation, while adding new patterns of future living and mobility in the cities, will question the relevance of face-to-face connections.
To build better communities and to build better cities, we need to reconnect people and places. Connecting Places, Connecting People offers a new paradigm for place making by reordering urban planning principles from prioritizing movement of vehicles to focusing on places and the people who live in them.
Numerous case studies, including many from developing countries in the Global South, illustrate how this can be realized or fallen short of in practical terms. Importantly, citizens need to be engaged in policy development, to connect with each other and with government agencies.
To measure the connectivity attributes of places and the success of strategies to meet the needs, an Audit Tool is offered for a continual quantitative and qualitative evaluation. Hence the equity implications of these new economic activities are not immediately apparent, and are contingent on the economic activity in question, and the context of the society.
Historicizing analysis and understanding urban change as a negotiated process Studies rooted in a variety of disciplinary backgrounds have called for a grounding of global and world city studies in an understanding of local historyand a view of urban change not as imposed from above but rather as an inherently negotiated process Abu-Lughod, ; AlSayyad, a; Kusno, ; Nasr and Volait, b; Hill, They have employed a range of theoretical frameworks to do so, including: The common thread in these frameworks is an effort to restore agency to urban analysis, and refute perspectives that depict local residents as ''impotent, passive and guileless.
This emphasis on negotiation between the local and the global has been applied most prominently to studies of the built environment AlSayyad, a; Nasr and Volait, a; King, It views local actors as active participants both responding to pressures in their external environment and trying to shape them to their own ends.
This is therefore a view in which '' s tructure and agency are not contrastedbut complexified and integrated'' Nasr and Volait, b. It is also one that stresses a need for deep historical analysis as a basis for understanding the interests of actors and their basis of power in institutions, social networks, and cultural beliefs.UK Transport Policy And Planning Introduction The private car has had a huge effect on society in the latter half of the 20th century, and this has resulted in increased levels of mobility and personal freedom for the public.
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS 5 details of traffic flows, journey speeds, the commercial vehicle content and vehicle occupancies are frequently necessary.
The course will introduce the concepts of urban travel analysis, community and land activity related to transportation systems, and socio-economic aspect of transportation planning. An introduction and overview of transportation modes, the characteristics of transportation planning policies and procedures will be provided with their affect on the location, economic development of urban places and the related land use patterns.
INTRODUCTION TO “TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT” Jenny YAU CDI. The transport module in & 1. The development of transport & logistics in HK 2.
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