A large, reliable digest of urban data about land use, transportation, and energy use, An International Sourcebook of Automobile Dependence in Cities, 19601990, provides government agencies, consulting firms, academics, and community and conservation groups with the kind of detailed information that they need to improve their planning, teaching, and researching in these fields. The book sets out detailed data on land use, private and public transportation, energy, environment, and economics in forty-six metropolitan areas in the United States, Australia, Canada, western Europe, and Asia for 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990.
An International Sourcebook provides a multitude of tables and diagrams so readers can quickly access key data on their own cities and easily gain a global perspective on how different cities perform according to various factors. For cities that are not included in the book, a comprehensive methodology chapter is provided, describing how to develop comparative data for other locations.
Each city represented in the book has its own set of color maps showing the various territorial boundaries and shape of the metropolitan area, the urbanized areas of the region, the freeway system and all the fixed track rail and bus transit systems. These maps--together with the detailed data, correlation analyses between city characteristics, and key trends between 1980 and 1990--make the book an essential tool for policy development, presentations, teaching, and further research.
Outstanding in its detail and its extensive coverage of cities, An International Sourcebook is a valuable source of information for anyone concerned with the impact of the automobile on urban environments and the role of planning in helping shape better cities.
The cities covered are: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington (U.S.); Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney (Australia); Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg (Canada); Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich (Europe); Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo (wealthy Asian cities); Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Surabaya (developing Asian cities).