Future Transport in Cities
By (author) Brian Richards
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Future Transport in Cities by Brian Richards
Book DescriptionCities around the world are being wrecked by the ever-increasing burden of traffic. A significant part of the problem is the enduring popularity of the private car - still an attractive and convenient option to many, who turn a blind eye to the environmental and public health impact. Public transport has always seemed to take second place to the car, and yet alternative ways of moving around cities are possible. Measures to improve public transport, as well as initiatives to encourage walking and cycling, have been introduced in many large cities to decrease car use, or at least persuade people to use their cars in different ways. This book explores many of the measures being tried. It takes the best examples from around the world, and illustrates the work of those architects and urban planners who have produced some of the most significant models of "transport architecture" and city planning. The book examines the ways in which new systems are evolving, and how these are being integrated into the urban environment. It suggests a future where it could be mandatory to provide systems of horizontal movement within large-scale development, using the analogy of the lift, upon which every high-rise building depends. In so doing, future cities could evolve without dependence on the private car.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261425
(210mm x 210mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Future Transport in Cities, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Brian Richards
This new text shows how public transport is being integrated into the urban environment, what innovatory systems are being developed worldwide and how the city of the future and society might evolve without dependence on the car.
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Author Biography - Brian Richards
Brian Richards trained as an architect at Liverpool and Yale. He has taught at the Architectural Association, and worked in Sweden, the United States, France and Morocco. He has worked as a consultant to OECD on pedestrian movement, and with London Transport on station planning and interchanges.
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