Transportation Systems and Policies for Livable and Sustainable Cities

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The University Transportation Center at the Georgia Transportation Institute welcomes University of Pennsylvania Professor Vukan Vuchic on the transportation/city relationship from 1890-present.

An overview of major stages of transportation/city relationships since 1890 will be followed by a description of basic urban transportation policies and their debates since the 1960s. Characteristics and roles of major transportation modes – transit, auto and pedestrian – will be reviewed, followed by a definition of the fundamental causes of urban transportation problems and crisis of cities.

Methods for achieving a balanced transportation system, particularly between private cars and public transportation (bus, rail, automated modes), will be defined. Valuable lessons from the mistakes and successes of several city categories will be described and illustrated by examples from many world cities and countries. Great need for better understanding of the complex problems of urban transportation will be emphasized. This will lead to a brief review of overall policies for implementation of balanced transportation, more livable and sustainable cities.

Dr. Vuchic is UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his diploma in Transportation Engineering from the University of Belgrade (1960), M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (1965-66).



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  • Created By:Michael Hagearty
  • Created:02/10/2010
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016