This article which notes that 25-30 percent of the world population lives in urban areas, and consumes a disproportionate amount of energy, also points out that by the year 2000, most of that population will be more urban than rural. The activities to which the urban population desires to gain access are considered, and it is emphasized that if the possibilities of urban design are fully exploited, travel volumes can be reduced, material and human energies conserved, time and other resources saved, and a more desirable urban community can be achieved. Current trends in transportation are considered and examples of planned communities are described. A national policy for urban growth is discussed and experience in foreign countries is quoted. The need is expressed for a global programme of city-building and cooperative research and development aimed at bringing about the integration of urban design and transport.

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  • Authors:
    • Owen, W
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 94-103
  • Serial:
    • Futures
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0016-3287

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  • Accession Number: 00152975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM