PRIORITIES IN URBAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH

Research should be fundamental to transportation as a phenomenon, and yet central to the problems that need to be solved. This paper looks at the history of transportation research in the U.S. with a view toward understanding the bases of past research priorities, and deriving a basis for proposing future priorities. As a result, varieties of research are proposed. They include research which is progressive by criteria of the field during past decades, research which is critical or established as needed by rejection of those criteria, and research which arises as newly required by recent mandates to the field. As the most significant conclusion, it is proposed that research models be built--models which put the understanding of urban structure dynamics ahead of accuracy in forecasting. /Author/

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    • GAKENHEIMER, R
    • Wheaton, W C
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 73-91
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  • Accession Number: 00139595
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM