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Transport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa

  • Written from an interdisciplinary perspective in an accessible manner

  • Provides empirical studies that situate transport and mobility situations in urban Africa

  • Contains a rich and comprehensive collection of contributions addressing a wide range transport modalities

Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Transport and Mobility Situations of African Cities

    • Ransford A. Acheampong, Karen Lucas, Michael Poku-Boansi, Chinebuli Uzondu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Urban Form, Accessibility and Travel Demand

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Urban Form and Access to Public Transport in Accra, Ghana

      • Ransford A. Acheampong, Stephen Boahen Asabere, Augustine Yaw Asuah
      Pages 17-31
    3. An Analysis of the Determinants of Travel Demand Patterns in Ghana

      • Marian Ankomah, Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan
      Pages 49-83
  4. Public Transport Policy and Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173
    2. Safe, Inclusive Public Transport in Africa—Challenges and Opportunities Identified in Ghana and Namibia

      • Steven Jones, Emmanuel Adanu, Charles Adams, Robert Ambunda
      Pages 217-233
  5. Non-motorized Transport and Traffic Safety

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235

About this book

This book provides a collection of insightful conceptual and empirical works that situate transport and mobility challenges in the unique context of individual countries and cities while highlighting commonalities across the African continent. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, the book covers important themes in transport and mobility including the links between urbanization, urban structure, and accessibility; transport equity and poverty, non-motorized transport, public transport, and the challenges and opportunities of new and emerging transport technologies, and ICT-mediated mobility solutions. Each chapter engages with the normative imperatives that are critical to improving the transport and mobility situations of African urban areas now and in the future.

Keywords

  • Transport Equity
  • Non-motorized Transport
  • Accessibility
  • Public Transport
  • Smart Mobility
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism
  • Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
  • Transport Research

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

    Ransford A. Acheampong, Karen Lucas

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    Michael Poku-Boansi

  • Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

    Chinebuli Uzondu

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Transport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa

  • Editors: Ransford A. Acheampong, Karen Lucas, Michael Poku-Boansi, Chinebuli Uzondu

  • Series Title: The Urban Book Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17327-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-17326-4Published: 03 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-17329-5Published: 04 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-17327-1Published: 02 November 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2365-757X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2365-7588

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 401

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Geography, Sustainable Development

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eBook USD 119.00
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Softcover Book USD 159.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 159.99
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