TRANSPORT PLANNING FOR THIRD WORLD CITIES. CHAPTER 5. THE URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING PROCESS: ITS EVOLUTION AND APPLICATION TO THIRD WORLD CITIES

This chapter summarises the functions, features, components, assumptions and claimed capabilities of urban transport planning (UTP). A brief historical analysis of UTP is provided including a review of the evolution of the process and its application to the Third World, through 5 discrete stages of development, each displaying distinctly different levels of professional conduct and impact on Third World practice. There are three areas where the UTP process cannot cater adequately for the situation found in the Third World. Firstly, there is a mismatch between the socioeconomic and political environments in which the conventional wisdom of urban transport planning evolved and that of the Third World. Secondly, the motorized transport modes traditionally encouraged and serviced by the process are not used by the majority of Third World urban inhabitants and thirdly, the characteristics of metropolitan areas of industrialised countries are vastly different from the settlements found in the Third World. For the covering abstract of the book see IRRD 829920.

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  • Authors:
    • Dimitriou, H
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM