An investigation of practices and problems of urban areas in Canada, Australia and eight European countries covered 5 specific areas: the coordination of the technical aspects of land use and transportation planning; the coordination in timing and financing of improvements; the sources of funds for planning and development; the legal requirements and administrative practices that require or encourage coordination in development; and the extent and form of citizen participation in the planning process. The most significant of these, and one common to all countries was that covering legal requirements and administrative practices. Forming and financing of improvements was also found to be of vital importance. Growing public participation was noted, and common features in the preparation and approval of the first-level plan are set forth. The question is considered why planning is more effective in other countries than in the U.S. The concept of "quality of transportation" is discussed, and the role of the transportation official is examined.

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  • Pagination: p. 64-75
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM