Urban Form and Accessibility

Urban Form and Accessibility

Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts

1st Edition - November 30, 2020

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  • Editors: Corinne Mulley, John D. Nelson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198223
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198230

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The growth of global urbanization places great strains on energy, transportation, housing and public spaces needs. As such, transport and land use are inextricably linked. Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts consolidates key insights from multidisciplinary perspectives on the relationship between urban form and transportation planning. Synthesizing the latest cutting-edge research, the book translates academic evidence into practice. Starting with an overview of the key concepts relevant to each discipline, the book covers critical elements such as governance, travel behavior, and technological disruption, showing how to move towards a more sustainable society for all city inhabitants.

Key Features

  • Draws on evidence-based success stories from countries around the globe
  • Gathers global leading thinkers to provide the state-of-the-art on the topic
  • Examines social, economic, and environmental impacts within each chapter
  • Each chapter’s content will have the same structure for easier discoverability


Transportation and Urban Planning scholars, postgraduate students, researchers, practitioners, policymakers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Cities, their form, and accessibility
    3. Sustainable transport planning and residential segregation at the city scale
    4. Governance, mobility and the urban form
    5. Emerging mobility technologies and transitions of urban space allocation in a Nordic governance context
    6. Urban form and travel behaviour: The interplay with residential self-selection and residential dissonance
    7. Making place in the car-dependent city
    8. Active accessibility and transit-oriented development: connecting two sides of the same coin
    9. Urban form and walkable environments
    10. The potential for telecommuting to offer sustainable and resilient accessibility
    11. School location, urban structure and accessibility
    12. Built environment and health
    13. Transport, access and health
    14. Public transport equity outcomes through the lens of urban form
    15. Urban expansion and mobility on the periphery in the global South
    16. Who gains in a distance-based public transport fare scheme? Accessibility, urban form and equity implications in Santiago de Chile
    17. Urban form and public transport design
    18. Innovative financial mechanisms for transport infrastructure in time of crisis: The case of London Crossrail
    19. Dispersion of agglomeration through high-speed rail in China
    20. City logistics and the urban environment
    21. Land use models and modelling

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198223
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198230

About the Editors

Corinne Mulley

Corinne Mulley
Professor Emerita Corinne Mulley was the inaugural Chair of Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney. Corinne is a transport economist, active in transport research at the interface of transport policy and economics, concentrating on specific issues relating to public transport. She has provided both practical and strategic advice to local and national governments on transport evaluation, including economic impact analysis, benchmarking, rural transport issues, public transport management and on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Professor Mulley's research is motivated by a need to provide evidence for policy initiatives and, whilst in Sydney, created links with the federal government, for example serving as an expert on the Public Transport Committee, the National Infrastructure Audit for Infrastructure Australia and the Long Term Master Plan for the NSW state government. Corinne continues to be engaged in research looking widely at BRT issues, value capture, regional transport flexible transport services with Transport for NSW, studies understanding travel behaviour and studies involving Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in different contexts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia

John D. Nelson

John D. Nelson
John Nelson is Chair in Public Transport at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney which he joined in 2019 from the University of Aberdeen where he was Sixth Century Chair in Transport Studies and Director of the Centre for Transport Research. Before moving to Aberdeen in 2007 he was Professor of Public Transport Systems at Newcastle University, UK. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems (with a particular focus on public transport and shared transport solutions) as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. He is Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series and recently edited a special issue on the future of public transport for Research in Transportation Business and Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia

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