The Bartlett School of Planning


Urban Transport in the Developing World

Urban Transport in the Developing World

16 September 2011

Harry T. Dimitriou and Ralph Gakenheimer (eds) (2011), Edward Elgar Publishing

The twenty thematic chapters in this book, edited by Harry Dimitriou and Ralph Gakenheimer, provide a broad set of perspectives on the plight, possibilities and opportunities of urban transport in the developing world, set against the challenges of sustainable development.  The contributors expertly set the international context of transport policy-making and planning for developing cities and present a critical review of recent developments that have taken place and which offer lessons for the future.

The special features that distinguish this book are: its multiple institutional perspectives on transport in the urban development of developing cities; its efforts to link sustainability with urban transport and other development concerns; and its understanding of the consequences of globalism in choices and obligations for urban transport.

This handbook will prove invaluable for professional practitioners and academics engaged in and concerned with the future of movement in cities of the developing world.  It will also be of interest to students of urban transport and city planning, particularly those from developing countries.  Politicians, policy-makers and international development agencies and investorys, as well as those working for international non-government organizations wishing to familiarize themselves with the mounting transportation challenges of developing cities, will also find this book a source of inspiration.