Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport


Congestion is worse than ever and land development continues unabated into the countryside. Recent accounts suggest that unprecedented conditions are ahead; coordinated land use and transport planning in metropolitan areas is both targeted as a solution and the subject of increased scrutiny.

Levinson, David and Krizek, Kevin (2008) Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport Routledge.
Levinson, David and Krizek, Kevin (2008) Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport Routledge.

Planning for Place and Plexus provides a fresh and unique perspective on metropolitan land use and transport networks, challenging current planning strategies and offering frameworks to understand and evaluate policy.

The book suggests actions for the future urban growth of metropolitan areas and includes current and cutting edge theory, findings, and recommendations which are cleverly illustrated throughout using international examples. Planning for Place and Plexus is a valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners and policy advisors working across transport, land-use and planning.

David M. Levinson holds the RP Braun / CTS Chair in Transportation Engineering and is the Director of the Networks, Economics and Urban Systems (Nexus) Research Group at the University of Minnesota.

Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of Planning, Design, and Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado and Director of the Active Communities/Transportation (ACT) Research Group


‘A lively, engaging book…which uses neoclassical economic principles…in a digestible format. The authors go so far as to draw from the film “Thelma and Louise” to show how game theory can be applied in predicting whether someone will drive or take public transit. This provocative, highly relevant book deserves to be on the bookshelf of everyone concerned with urban planning and transportation.’

Robert Cervero, Professor and Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley


Chapter 1. At a Crossroads, Again

Part I: Individuals.

Chapter 2. Diamond of Action

Chapter 3. Homebuying.

Chapter 4. Jobseeking

Chapter 5. Traveling

Chapter 6. Scheduling

Part II: Firms.

Chapter 7. Diamond of Exchange

Chapter 8. Siting

Chapter 9. Selling

Part III: Governments.

Chapter 10. Diamond of Evaluation

Chapter 11. Designing

Chapter 12. Assembling

Chapter 13. Operating

Chapter 14. Drawing the Curtain