Future Transportation

Organization of the Design Process
  • Richard M. Michaels
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 5)


Transportation has had a fundamental influence on both the social and the economic development of society, as well as on the location and the design of the built environment. A major question for the future is whether transportation should play as central a role as it has in social organization. The answer to this question will be determined as much by changes in the social order as by transportation technology. To evaluate future transportation systems, it is necessary to place their essential purpose (i.e., accessibility) in a larger context. Therefore, the first section of this paper is concerned with the functional role of transportation in the organization of the society.


Transportation System Travel Behavior Private Automobile Actual Travel Industrial City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Michaels
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  1. 1.Urban Transportation CenterUniversity of Illinois at Chicago CircleChicagoUSA

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