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Megacity Mobility Culture

How Cities Move on in A Diverse World
(eBook - 2013)
Megacity Mobility Culture
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What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities move. This book demonstrates that the concept of 'mobility culture' provides a framework for understanding the development of urban transport which transcends the boundaries between academic disciplines. Based on a discussion of the diversity of megacities worldwide, it provides help in navigating the complexity of megacity mobility culture. Experts from megacities around the world each take the reader on a journey to their own city and its mobility culture, giving a deeper insight into the unique evolutionary paths of mobility that these places have taken, and what lies before them. Whilst acknowledging the overwhelming diversity of cities worldwide, the authors also identify common denominators behind the evolution of urban transport systems - seven temperaments which are found in a unique mix in any given city, defining the character of its mobility culture. The Institute for Mobility Research is a research facility of the BMW Group. It deals with future developments and challenges relating to mobility across all modes of transport, with automobility being only one aspect among many. Taking on an international perspective, ifmo's activities focus on social science and sociopolitical, economic and ecological issues, but also extend to cultural questions related to the key challenges facing the future of mobility. The work of the Institute is supported by an interdisciplinary board of renowned scientists and scholars, and by representatives of BMW, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, MAN, Siemens and The World Bank.
Title: Megacity mobility culture
how cities move on in a diverse world
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), editor
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Setting the Context
Trends and Challenges: Global Urbanisation and Urban Mobility / Philipp Rode
The Diversity of Megacities Worldwide: Challenges for the Future of Mobility / Roland Priester, Jeffrey Kenworthy, Gebhard Wulfhorst
The Reader's Guide to Mobility Culture / Tobias Kuhnimhof, Gebhard Wulfhorst
Stories from the Megacity
Ahmedabad: Leapfrogging from Medieval to Modern Mobility / Swapna Ann Wilson
Beijing: Transition to a Transit City / Ziqi Song
Gauteng: Paratransit
Perpetual Pain or Potent Potential? / Johan W. Joubert
São Paulo: Distinct Worlds Within a Single Metropolis / Marcela da Silva Costa
Atlanta: Scarcity and Abundance / Laurel Paget-Seekins
Los Angeles: A Transit Metropolis in the Making? / Sylvia Y. He
Berlin: After the Growth: Planning Mobility Culture in an Environment of Dynamic Stagnation / Gunter Heinickel
London: Culture, Fashion, and the Electric Vehicle / Ivo Wengraf
Perspectives for Megacities on the Move
Singapore's Mobility Model: Time for an Update? / Paul A. Barter
Perspectives on Mobility Cultures in Megacities / Gebhard Wulfhorst, Jeff Kenworthy, Sven Kesselring, Martin Lanzendorf
Summary: What determines how cities move on? The ever-increasing challenges to urban mobility come in many forms, and approaches to address them range from the technically ingenious to attempts to change travel behaviour. Key amongst factors essential to the success of any such approach is whether the urban environment proves to be fertile ground for the desired progress. Another vital determinant of success is how well individual measures to engineer the transport system interact with other developments. This leads to the principal subject of Megacity Mobility Culture: the basic principles that determine the paths along which cities move. This book demonstrates that the concept of 'mobility culture' provides a framework for understanding the development of urban transport which transcends the boundaries between academic disciplines. Based on a discussion of the diversity of megacities worldwide, it provides help in navigating the complexity of megacity mobility culture. Experts from megacities around the world each take the reader on a journey to their own city and its mobility culture, giving a deeper insight into the unique evolutionary paths of mobility that these places have taken, and what lies before them. Whilst acknowledging the overwhelming diversity of cities worldwide, the authors also identify common denominators behind the evolution of urban transport systems - seven temperaments which are found in a unique mix in any given city, defining the character of its mobility culture. The Institute for Mobility Research is a research facility of the BMW Group. It deals with future developments and challenges relating to mobility across all modes of transport, with automobility being only one aspect among many. Taking on an international perspective, ifmo's activities focus on social science and sociopolitical, economic and ecological issues, but also extend to cultural questions related to the key challenges facing the future of mobility. The work of the Institute is supported by an interdisciplinary board of renowned scientists and scholars, and by representatives of BMW, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, MAN, Siemens and The World Bank.
Additional Contributors: Ebook Library
ISBN: 3642347355
9783642347351
9783642347344
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Urbanization Urban transportation Urban mobility Sociology, Urban TRANSPORTATION / Public Transportation bisacsh Cities and towns Growth Urban transportation Planning Urban transportation
Indexed Term: Transportation
Sociology, general
Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing
Regional/Spatial Science
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Regional economics
Civil engineering
Engineering economy
Geography
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic books
Topical Term: Urbanization
Urban transportation
Urban mobility
Sociology, Urban
TRANSPORTATION Public Transportation
Cities and towns
Urban transportation
Urban transportation
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: 9783642347344
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