The Geography of Urban Transportation

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Susan Hanson, Genevieve Giuliano
Guilford Press, Aug 6, 2004 - Science - 419 pages
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A highly successful text and professional resource, this classic work is now in a fully revised and restructured third edition. Leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. Updated throughout with a heightened emphasis on policy-and featuring over one hundred maps, charts, and photographs-the third edition contains new chapters on intercity travel and transportation finance. In addition, a new concluding chapter integrates key themes and provides some practical approaches to solving urban transportation problems.

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Redundant information; however, many useful concepts and basics regarding the field of transportation. Far too many statistics regarding the history of transportation that can be found on the internet if searched. Much of the data is common sense also if you have looked into transportation or observed it in many of America's urban cities. The explanation of definitions is great especially between terms that are similar.
Taking into account that there are few text books found regarding the subject I give this book a somewhat good rating. I am interested in urban transportation but it was not a text book I wanted to keep because it is data heavy which is pretty much already out of date since it republishes stats no later than 2003 & most dating from 98-02.
If you are student try to obtain some other way or share with classmates rather than purchasing.


Concepts and Recent Trends
The Dynamics of Passenger and Freight Flows
Stages in the Spatial Evolution
Impact of Information Technologies
GIS in UrbanRegional Transportation Planning
Public Transportation
Transportation and Energy
The Geography of Urban Transportation Finance
Social and Environmental Justice Issues in Urban Transportation
Transportation and the Environment
Managing the Auto
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Susan Hanson is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor and a Professor and Director of the School of Geography at Clark University. She is an urban geographer with teaching and research interests in gender and economy, the geography of everyday life, and sustainability. Dr. Hanson has been editor of three geography journals -- Economic Geography, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and The Professional Geographer -- and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Hanson also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the Association of American Geographers.

Genevieve Giuliano is Professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center. Her research interests center on transportation policy and on relationships between land use and transportation. Dr. Giuliano is a former editor of Urban Studies and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She is a former faculty fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and a former member of the Executive Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Giuliano also is a member and past chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

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