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Urban transportation planning in the United States : history, policy, and practice / Edward Weiner.

By: Weiner, Edward.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Springer, 2013Edition: Fourth edition.Description: xviii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781461454069 (hbk.); 1461454069 (hbk.).Subject(s): Urban transportation policy -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 388.40973 WEI Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction.- Early Highway Planning.- Launching Urban Transportation Planning and the Interstate Highway Program.- Urban Transportation Planning Comes of Age.- Improving Intergovernmental Coordination.- Rising Concern for the Environment and Citizen Involvement.- Beginnings of Multimodal Urban Transportation Planning.- Transition to Short-Term Planning.- Emphasizing Urban Economic Revitalization.- Decentralization of Decisionmaking.- Promoting Private Sector Participation.- The Need for Strategic Planning.- The Growth of Sustainable Development.- Expanding Participatory Democracy.- Moving Towards Performance Based Planning.- Concluding Remarks.
Summary: This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today's concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-352) and index.

Introduction.- Early Highway Planning.- Launching Urban Transportation Planning and the Interstate Highway Program.- Urban Transportation Planning Comes of Age.- Improving Intergovernmental Coordination.- Rising Concern for the Environment and Citizen Involvement.- Beginnings of Multimodal Urban Transportation Planning.- Transition to Short-Term Planning.- Emphasizing Urban Economic Revitalization.- Decentralization of Decisionmaking.- Promoting Private Sector Participation.- The Need for Strategic Planning.- The Growth of Sustainable Development.- Expanding Participatory Democracy.- Moving Towards Performance Based Planning.- Concluding Remarks.


This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today's concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control.

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