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Evolving Concepts in Urban Transport

In: Transport Development in Asian Megacities


  • Surya Raj Acharya

    (Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS))

  • Michelle Parumog-Pernia

    (Mapua Institute of Technology)

  • Shigeru Morichi

    (Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))


Prevailing urban transport system in megacities is a combined result of dynamic interaction of institutions; the society’s evolving need in mobility brought about by their changing physical, social, economic, and political environments; and the advancement in technology. The development of urban transport in different cities involved a process of modernization and adaptation. European and American cities, which followed similar patterns of urban transport development up to the early twentieth century, pursued quite different policy directions in the late twentieth century. Asian cities, on the other hand, followed a trend of adaptation in the past but gradually moved to locally adaptable systems.

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  • Surya Raj Acharya & Michelle Parumog-Pernia & Shigeru Morichi, 2012. "Evolving Concepts in Urban Transport," Transportation Research, Economics and Policy, in: Shigeru Morichi & Surya Raj Acharya (ed.), Transport Development in Asian Megacities, edition 127, chapter 0, pages 15-31, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:trachp:978-3-642-29743-4_2
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29743-4_2

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