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Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility : Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

In the report, UN-Habitat says the greatest challenge to urban mobility comes from the fixation with building or expanding transport infrastructure, over increasingly long distances, rather than ensuring people greater access to destinations and facilities that satisfy their needs.

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 gods. 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.

ISBN Series Number : 978-92-1-131929-3
ISBN : 978-92-1-132568-3
HS Number : 031/13E
Series Title : Global Report on Human Settlements
Pages : 348
Year : 2013
Publisher : UN-HABITAT
Languages : English
Themes : Urban Transport
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Branch/Office : Research Unit

Publié le 8 octobre 2013

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