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Urban access for the 21st century : finance and governance models for transport infrastructure / edited by Elliott D. Sclar, Måns Lönnroth and Christian Wolmar.

Contributor(s): Sclar, Elliott [editor of compilation.] | Lönnroth, Måns [editor of compilation.] | Wolmar, Christian [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, 2014Description: xiv, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415720496 (pbk.); 9780415720472 (hbk.); 9781315857497 (ebk.).Subject(s): Urban transportation | Urban transportation -- Finance | Urban transportation -- Economic aspects | Urban transportation policy -- Developing countries | UrbanizationDDC classification: 388.4042 URB Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Introduction: The Challenge of Financing Urban Access -- 2. Towards a Political-Economics of Finance for Urban Access -- 3. Social Inequalities in Urban Access: Better Ways of Assessing Transport Improvements -- 4. Access as a Social Good and as an Economic Good: Is There a Need for a Paradigm Shift? -- 5. Opportunities for Transport Financing through New Technologies: State of the Art and Research Needs -- 6. Assessing the Diversity of Schemes for Financing Urban Access and Mobility -- 7. Public Transport - The Challenge of Formal and Informal Systems -- 8. Reflections on the Usefulness of Accessibility as a Lens -- 9. Accessibility and Transportation Funding -- 10. Technology and Information Technology: Living with and Paying for Sustainable Access.
Summary: "This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. Cities in developing countries have followed a path of dependency on transport systems dominated by car usage and favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century looks at ways in which policies can be formed in the developing world to prevent cities in these countries from following the same trajectory, and to help them shift away from those policies which are embedded in current financial systems. Through a series of chapters form international contributors, the book brings together expertise from different fields to show how small changes can incentivise positive developments in urban transport and create truly accessible cities"-Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction: The Challenge of Financing Urban Access -- 2. Towards a Political-Economics of Finance for Urban Access -- 3. Social Inequalities in Urban Access: Better Ways of Assessing Transport Improvements -- 4. Access as a Social Good and as an Economic Good: Is There a Need for a Paradigm Shift? -- 5. Opportunities for Transport Financing through New Technologies: State of the Art and Research Needs -- 6. Assessing the Diversity of Schemes for Financing Urban Access and Mobility -- 7. Public Transport - The Challenge of Formal and Informal Systems -- 8. Reflections on the Usefulness of Accessibility as a Lens -- 9. Accessibility and Transportation Funding -- 10. Technology and Information Technology: Living with and Paying for Sustainable Access.

"This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. Cities in developing countries have followed a path of dependency on transport systems dominated by car usage and favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century looks at ways in which policies can be formed in the developing world to prevent cities in these countries from following the same trajectory, and to help them shift away from those policies which are embedded in current financial systems. Through a series of chapters form international contributors, the book brings together expertise from different fields to show how small changes can incentivise positive developments in urban transport and create truly accessible cities"-Provided by publisher.

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