COORDINATION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPING TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ABROAD?

Coordination of transportation planning and general urban planning in several countries that were visited is not too difficult simply because both are done by the same planning units. Transportation is regarded not only as an element of the infrastructure to serve land uses but also as a land use. Therefore, it is included as an integral element of the overall plan. Planning is carried on generally in 2 stages. The first is a coarse-grained plan at metropolitan scale/ the second is a fine-grained plan, including zoning regulations, for each jurisdiction within the area. At each stage, the plan is reviewed at a higher government level for technical adequacy to ensure compatibility between the infrastucture and the proposed public and private development. When the plans are approved, they become legally binding and can be changed only by repeating the process. Public programs can be kept in harmony because the planning units, which are the line uints of government, also develop for approval long- and medium-range programs and annual budgets. Except for 2 cities visited, however, keeping the timing of private and public development compatible still presents difficulties.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 47-52
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land development policy
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024757
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM