Emerging Paradigms in Urban Mobility

Emerging Paradigms in Urban Mobility

Planning, Financing and Management

1st Edition - August 30, 2018

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  • Authors: Om Prakash Agarwal, Samuel Zimmerman, Ajay Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114353
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114346

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Emerging Paradigms in Urban Mobility: Planning, Finance and Implementation explains the types of new urban mobility planning paradigms that are emerging throughout the world, along with their potential to transform the transportation landscape. As half of the world’s 7 billion people now live in cities, thus causing severe road congestion, increased air pollution, energy insecurity and sustainability problems in cities and the planet itself, this book presents new paradigms that are emerging to address these problems, along with other topics of note, including economic efficiency, health, the well-being of cities and their residents, urban mobility transformations, and the role of social media. In addition, the book looks at Integrated Corridor Management and how it improves the people-moving performance of multi-modal transport systems in high demand urban corridors and how countries balance the mobility benefits of motorcycles with the environmental and safety threats they pose.

Key Features

  • Provides previously unpublished research on new approaches to integrating governance, the changing role of IT, and shared mobility initiatives
  • Links transportation and land use, climate change, and poverty reduction and gender, going well beyond the technical issues of transport planning
  • Highlights successful factors that have worked and how they can be tailored to different contexts
  • Includes learning aids, such as case studies, text boxes and chapter openers and summaries


Urban Transportation Planning and Urban Planning researchers, academics and graduate students, and Urban Transportation policy makers, planners, and other practitioners in cities around the globe

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Governance
    3. Planning Principles
    4. The Changing Role of Public Transport
    5. Transformational Potential of Information Technology
    6. Changing Approaches to Transport Finance
    7. Managing Roadways for Moving People and Goods
    8. Opportunities and Challenges of Motorized Two-Wheelers
    9. Beyond Congestion
    10. Social Media as an Instrument of Change
    11. Transport impact of the Changing Role of Women
    12. Lessons for the Future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: August 30, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114353
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114346

About the Authors

Om Prakash Agarwal

Senior Urban Transport Specialist and Urban Transport Advisor for the World Bank in Washington, DC. He chairs Transport Research Board’s Committee on Transportation in Developing Countries, and holds a Master’s degree in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Urban Transport Specialist and Urban Transport Advisor, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

Samuel Zimmerman

Ajay Kumar is the former Lead Transport Economist for the World Bank. He has more than 30 years of experience in transport and urban sector public policy, strategic planning, and finance. During his time at the World Bank, he worked in more than 40 countries across Central Asia, South and East Asia, and Africa. He holds a PhD in Urban Economics and Planning from UCLA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Lead Transport Economist, World Bank

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently serving as an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, JECRC University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He received his PhD in the field of advanced manufacturing. His areas of research include artificial intelligence, intelligent manufacturing, incremental sheet forming, additive manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, Industry 4.0, waste management, and optimization techniques. He has more than 60 publications in international journals of repute, including SCOPUS, Web of Science, and SCI indexed database and refereed international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Technology, JECRC University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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