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Urban Transport: Planning and Management

A.K. Jain (Author)

Addressed to researchers, planners and academicians, this book is an informative reading on the theory and practice of urban transport. Drawing upon the deep insights gained through his extensive field surveys and studies in the specific context of Delhi, the capital city of India, the author highlights the problems and complexities involved in the management of urban transport and suggests solutions for a sustainable urban transport system based on scientific principles of town planning and development. The book covers diverse aspects of urban transport including financing, institutional development, parking, underground transportation, goods traffic, and rail and road transportation. Relevant policy, planning and implementation experiences from different other countries have also been mentioned in the book. A highly experienced town planner, A.K. Jain, is currently Commissioner (Planning), Delhi Development Authority.

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About the author

A.K. Jain

Ashok Kumar Jain, as Commissioner (Planning) with the Delhi Development Authority, worked on Master Plan for Delhi-2021, National Urban Transport Policy, National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy. He is visiting faculty at Delhi School of Planning and Architecture and other institutes. As a Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Habitat he contributed to World Habitat Reports. His writings and works have been widely published. He was awarded 2nd Urban Professional Award 2014 a World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia in recognition of being an exemplary city changer.

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Bibliographic information

Title Urban Transport: Planning and Management
Author A.K. Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131304419
length 355p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.