Rail Mass Transit for Developing Countries

Rail Mass Transit for Developing Countries

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727715607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 393

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Many developing countries are building metro systems, which have encouraged economic growth in city centres but are proving enormously costly. This book forms a useful study of the arguments for and against metros, based on analyses of the advantages and problems encountered in several cities throughout the world.

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

Author: Akimasa Fujiwara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431543794

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This book aims to provide a good understanding of and perspective on sustainable transport in Asia by focusing on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is widely acknowledged that the current situation and trends in transport are not always sustainable in Asia, due in part to the fast-growing economy and the astounding speed of urbanization as well as least-mature governance. As essential research material, the book provides strong support for policy makers and planners by comprehensively covering three groups of strategies, characterized by the words “avoid” (e.g., urban form design and control of car ownership), “shift” (e.g., establishing comprehensive transportation systems and increasing public transportation systems for both intracity and intercity travel), and “improve” (e.g., redesign of paratransit system, low-emission vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and eco-life). These are elaborated in the book alongside consideration of the uncertainty of policy effects in the future. The book is also valuable for scholars and scientists because of the diverse methodologies presented and proposed herein. Among those are the four-step model with full feedback mechanisms, the bi-level programming model with sustainability goals, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis approaches, structural equation models, discrete and/or continuous choice models, copula-based models, survival models, and driving risk models with short-term memory. Using data collected from more than ten Asian cities, including those in both developed and developing nations, the pathway to sustainable transport in Asia gradually becomes clear.

Urban Transport in the Developing World

Urban Transport in the Developing World

Author: Harry T. Dimitriou

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849808392

Category: Political Science

Page: 656

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Policy-making for urban transport and planning of economies in the developing world present major challenges for countries facing rapid urbanisation and rampant motorisation, alongside growing commitments to sustainability. These challenges include: coping with financial deficits, providing for the poor, dealing meaningfully with global warming and energy shortages, addressing traffic congestion and related land use issues, adopting green technologies and adjusting equitably to the impacts of globalisation. This book presents a contemporary analysis of these challenges and new workable responses to the urban transport problems they spawn.

Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia

Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices in Developing Asia

Author: Almas Heshmati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811012423

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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This book looks at the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures. Asia is facing many challenges arising from population growth, rapid urbanization, provision of services, climate change and the need to redress declining growth after the global financial crisis. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis. The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment of poverty strategies and policies; the role of government, NGOs and other institutions in poverty reduction; rural-urban migration and poverty; vulnerability to poverty; breakdown of poverty into chronic and transitory components; and a comparative study on poverty issues in Asia and other regions. The book will appeal to all those interested in economic development, resources, policies and economic welfare and growth.

Partnerships in Urban Property Development

Partnerships in Urban Property Development

Author: Nigel Dubben

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405111799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book covers partnerships in the broadest sense, presenting a critical account of the whole range of partnerships in property development. The emphasis is on the relationship between developers and landowners, developers and funders, and the provision of public services through the use of private finance. The authors draw on their own professional experience of running property partnerships and, with carefully researched case studies, present the 'insider' view, making a potentially dry and complex subject accessible and lively. The book moves beyond a theoretical overview and, by illuminating the reality of property partnerships shows for example, exactly how the government is procuring schools, hospitals and roads. This clear and objective analysis sets property partnerships in their economic and political contexts and will be of topical interest to surveyors and developers - in both private practice and local authorities - as well as to funders. Students in surveying, estate management and real estate development will also find this a concise and authoritative guide. Contents 1 The Public and Private Sectors 2 The Property Development Process 3 Partnership Negotiations using Development Appraisal Techniques 4 The Private Finance Initiative 5 Public Private Partnerships: the Urban Experience of Dublin 6 Property Funding Partnerships 7 Development Partnerships and Landowners 8 International Trends and Public Private Partnerships 9 Economic Background and Future Trends

China's Urban Transport Development Strategy

China's Urban Transport Development Strategy

Author: Stephen Stares

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821338412

Category: Transportation

Page: 503

View: 687

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 352. Presents the proceedings of the China Urban Transport Symposium, held in Beijing, November 9-11, 1995, jointly sponsored by China's Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Finance, the People's Bank of China, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. The symposium addressed a wide range of topics, including motor vehicle pollution, urban transport management and planning, bicycles in cities, mass rapid transit, public transit reform, and the role of the private sector.