Sustainable Transportation Planning Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

by Jeffrey Tumlin

Part of the Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series

Sustainable Transportation Planning Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities Synopsis

The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock. -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Sustainable Transportation Planning Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities Press Reviews

He has written a compact, engaging, and approachable text that is ideally suited to bringing a diverse group of students up to speed on the topic and providing and a launching point for supplementary readings and discussions. This book provides an ideal overview of key issues, a helpful quick reference on design guidelines, and a long reading list for those interested in digging further into the subject. (ced.berkeley.edu, August 2012) Sustainable Transportation Planning is an outstanding, easy to navigate source for planners of all kinds, not just transportation specialists... is an ideal book for America's many citizen-planners. (Better! Cities & Towns, April-May 2012) ...Tumlin argues that on the whole, transportation planning has remained overly focused on engineering. If planners took a broader approach to how urban regions work, he contends, they could serve those places more economically and also enhance liveability. (Better! Cities & Towns, March 2012) Tumlin's book starts with a provocative chapter on recent research into brain chemistry, noting how excessive driving makes us anti-social and stupid. Conversely, more walking and biking contribute to making us happier, sexier, and smarter. (Ecohome, March 2012) Transportation planning and urban planning, mobility and accessibility don't have to be mutually exclusive anymore, and Tumlin's book is a good place to learn about sustainable transportation planning. (wrdforwrd.com, January 2012)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470540930
Publication date: 3rd January 2012
Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Transport planning & policy, Sustainability,

About Jeffrey Tumlin

JEFFREY TUMLIN is an owner and sustainability practice leader of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. Over the past nineteen years, he has led station-area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and he has delivered various lectures and classes in twenty U.S. states and five other countries. His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO(2) emissions by as much as 40% and have accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. These projects have won awards from ...

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