Eco-Cities and Green Transport

Eco-Cities and Green Transport

1st Edition - April 7, 2020

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  • Author: Huapu Lu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215173
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215166

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Eco-cities and Green Transport presents a systematic, uniform, and structured way to examine different cities at different scales in order to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. The book examines city infrastructure and the built environment, transport system supply and demand, and transport behavior to offer innovative policy solutions for various transport modes. With end of chapter experiences and lessons summarized, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs. The increasingly rapid growth of global urbanization requires cities to be built in an ecologically sustainable, energy efficient, and livable way. A critical component in achieving these goals is an urban transportation system that uses natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, the book sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the essential experiences of green transport projects from cities around the world
  • Analyzes projects using a consistent structure, allowing comparison of best practices and policy approaches
  • Overviews the latest sustainable urban transportation concepts, tools, and best practices


Students, scholars, and researchers in urban transport planning, urban transport policy, urban planning, and urban development. Transport and urban planners, policy makers and government authorities

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Transport Led, Integrated Urban Development
    1. Copenhagen, Denmark
    2. Stockholm, Sweden
    3. Singapore, Singapore
    4. Curitiba, Brazil

    Part 2: Integrated Transportation System Using Public Transit
    5. Tokyo, Japan
    6. Paris, France
    7. Seoul, Korea
    8. New York, US
    9. London, England
    10. Amsterdam, Holland
    11. Munich, Germany
    12. Madrid, Spain

    Part 3: City Construction with Charm, Ecology, Architectural Art, and Cultural Heritage
    13. San Francisco, US
    14. St Petersburg, Russia
    15. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

    Part 4: Boutique Towns with Natural Geographical Features
    16. Carmel, US
    17. Letchworth, UK
    18. Malmo, Sweden
    19. San Carlos, Brazil

    Part 5: Lessons
    20. Los Angeles, US

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: April 7, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215173
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215166

About the Author

Huapu Lu

Professor and Doctoral Tutor at Tsinghua University’s Institute of Transportation Engineering. His research areas include transportation planning and management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, sustainable transportation systems, and traffic safety. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Doctoral Tutor, Tsinghua University’s Institute of Transportation Engineering, Tsinghua, China

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