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Accessibility in Cities: Transport and Urban Form

  • Philipp RodeEmail author
  • Graham Floater
  • Nikolas Thomopoulos
  • James Docherty
  • Peter Schwinger
  • Anjali Mahendra
  • Wanli Fang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the different pathways which cities are following to become more accessible. By identifying the close link between transport and urban form based on global evidence, it highlights the direct and indirect costs of choices made. It then presents the tipping points which can allow to proceed from sprawling urban development and conventional motorised transport to more compact cities characterised by innovative mobility choices shaped around shared and public transport. The examples used are based on cities worldwide to illustrate emerging trends from both developed and developing countries. Therefore, the recommendations are valuable for a range of stakeholders including local and national policy makers, academics and vehicle manufacturers.

Keywords

Accessibility Compact cities Tipping points Transport Urban density Urban form Sprawl 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Nick Godfrey, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Dimitri Zenghelis, Ian de Cruz, Daniele Viappiani, Jeremy Oppenheim, Ricky Burdett, Rachel Lewis.

Disclaimer

This chapter is an updated and condensed version of the NCE Paper 03 Accessibility in Cities: Transport and Urban Form which was an output of the New Climate Economy project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (www.newclimateeconomy.net). The latest version of that paper is available by LSE Cities (https://lsecities.net/publications/reports/the-new-climate-economy-report). It builds on the LSE Cities research and publications including the Green Cities and Buildings chapters for UNEP’s Green Economy Report, P. Rode’s research on integrated planning, design and transport and research by the LSE’s Economics of Green Cities programme led by G. Floater, P. Rode and D. Zenghelis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philipp Rode
    • 1
    Email author
  • Graham Floater
    • 1
  • Nikolas Thomopoulos
    • 2
  • James Docherty
    • 1
  • Peter Schwinger
    • 1
  • Anjali Mahendra
    • 3
  • Wanli Fang
    • 4
  1. 1.LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK
  2. 2.Systems Management and StrategyUniversity of Greenwiche, Old Royal Naval CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.World Resources InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.World BankWashington D.CUSA

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