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Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: June 2014
  • Page count: 344
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 14.III.Q.1

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Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose 'transportation' and 'mobility' is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning.