AN INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN LAND POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The papers presented at this session dealt with the relationships between urban travel, urbanization of land, and land use policies in developing countries. It is necessary to make such information available because conclusions reached in the post-industrialized world are not applicable to developing countries due to entirely different tripmaking patterns, several additional forms of formal and informal public transit, a low rate of auto ownership, and population subgroups of qualitatively different cultures and life styles. For example, the most effective means to affect congestion in most developing countries is the control of auto ownership by regulating import tariffs and restricting assembly and manufacture of automobiles. Such a policy would be unthinkable in post-industralized countries. Another problem that faces planners and policy makers in developing countries is the transfer of solution modes from one country to another, for each time a method is transferred from one environment to another it brings with it features that were required for the previous situations which are unapplicable to the next one.

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  • Accession Number: 00193387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM