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The Urban Book Series

The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies

Editors: Pojani, Dorina, Stead, Dominic (Eds.)

  • Broadens understanding of urban transport issues across emerging economies
  • Maximizes readers insights into the socio-economic and ideological causes that underpin urban transport characteristics
  • In-depth case study approach illustrates complex urban sustainability issues
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43851-1
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About this book

This edited volume discuses urban transport issues, policies, and initiatives in twelve of the world’s major emerging economies – Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam - countries with large populations that have recently experienced large changes in urban structure, motorization and all the associated social, economic, and environmental impacts in positive and negative senses. Contributions on each of these twelve countries focus on one or more major cities per country. 

This book aims to fill a gap in the transport literature that is crucial to understanding the needs of a large portion of the world’s urban population, especially in view of the southward shift in economic power. Readers will develop a better understanding of urban transport problems and policies in nations where development levels are below those of richer countries (mainly in the northern hemisphere) but where the rate of economic growth is often increasing at a faster rate than the wealthiest nations. 

About the authors

Dorina Pojani is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of urban planning at the University of Queensland in Australia. Her research is focused on urban transport in both developed and developing countries. She has lived, worked and/or studied in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, and the USA. 
Dominic Stead is an Associate Professor of urban and regional development at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His current research interests include comparative urban and regional governance, and policy transfer. 

Reviews

  • ​“This is one of the most informative, interesting, and depressing academic books I have read in a long time.” John Pucher (Rutgers University), Transport Reviews,
  • “A tremendous strength of this volume is the discussion of social equity and gender constraints on travel in every country, which facilitates using these case studies in courses on social justice in planning. […] By focusing on developing economies, this edited volume offers a more comprehensive overview of the challenges to planning sustainable transportation than is typically seen in this discipline.” Ren Thomas (Dalhousie University), Journal of Planning Education and Research, 


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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43851-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43849-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies
Editors
  • Dorina Pojani
  • Dominic Stead
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43851-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43851-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43849-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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