Now available: Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. 336 pages, 164 color images. Published by the Network Design Lab.
About the Book
Nothing in cities makes sense except in the light of accessibility.
Transport cannot be understood without reference to the location of activities (land use), and vice versa. To understand one requires understanding the other. However, for a variety of historical reasons, transport and land use are quite divorced in practice. Typical transport engineers only touch land use planning courses once at most, and only then if they attend graduate school. Land use planners understand transport the way everyone does, from the perspective of the traveler, not of the system, and are seldom exposed to transport aside from, at best, a lone course in graduate school. This text aims to bridge the chasm, helping engineers understand the elements of access that are associated not only with traffic, but also with human behavior and activity location, and helping planners understand the technology underlying transport engineering, the processes, equations, and logic that make up the transport half of the accessibility measure. It aims to help both communicate accessibility to the public.
Features & Details
- Size 8×10 in, 21×26 cm. 340 Pages
- Images 164 Images (most in color)
- Softcover: 9781389067617
- Hardcover: 9781389067402
- Publish Date Dec 31, 2017
- Language English
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- Very High Quality Color Hardcover (on Blurb) … $98.88
- Jarrett Walker: Elements of Access is really a tour of the whole field of transport planning, and its goal is to strike a balance between academic precision and readability. In this, it’s a great success. I’ve never taken more pleasure from reading academic writing about transport. The writing is mostly clear and easy to read, and deftly combines technical ideas with references to everyday life.
Table of Contents
1 Elemental Accessibility
II The People
2 Modeling People
III The Places
3 The Transect
4 Markets and Networks
IV The Plexus
7 Streets and Highways
10 Network Topology
V The Production
12 Supply and Demand
VI The Progress
14 Lifecycle Dynamics
15 Our Autonomous Future
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