Towards a Reform of Urban Transit Systems: Topics for Action

This paper describes how the concept of "urban living" encompasses a number of interrelated dimensions, among which are: population size and density; spatial, economic and social organization; the variety of functions and institutional interactions; the social values of the population or degree of "civility" (often also referred to as "urbanism"), etc. In addition, the spread of inter-urban connectivity, that is to say, the growing conurbation effect over the past few decades, has made it necessary to redefine the concept in order to emphasize interactions and functional relations instead of geo-morphological criteria. As reported by previous studies, much of the movement that a few decades ago was considered at the regional level is now viewed in terms of growth in urban agglomerations which, in some cases, can even cross national boundaries, as in the case of urban areas between Belgium and The Netherlands or between France, Germany and Switzerland.

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    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

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    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Macario, Rosario
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 109-144
  • Monograph Title: Privatisation and Regulation of Urban Transit Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01140506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9282101991
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2009 2:29PM