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The Rise and Fall of London's Ringways, 1943-1973 (Hardcover): Michael Dnes The Rise and Fall of London's Ringways, 1943-1973 (Hardcover)
Michael Dnes
R2,955 Discovery Miles 29 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Urban motorways are among the greatest - and least forgiven - legacies of post-war planning in Britain. Ringways explores the genesis, development and collapse of London's controversial plans for nearly 500 miles of highways, to understand why such ambitious and unlamented programmes gained widespread support and triggered urban uproar. Combining a review of the wider intellectual climate with extensive archival research, Ringways asks how far the rise of the urban motorway can be attributed to urban contingency as opposed to far-seeing planners; how ideas of the environment changed as proposals were debated; and whether their fall was the work of popular revolt or expert regret.

Computer-aided Systems in Public Transport (Paperback, 2008 ed.): Mark Hickman, Pitu Mirchandani, Stefan Voss Computer-aided Systems in Public Transport (Paperback, 2008 ed.)
Mark Hickman, Pitu Mirchandani, Stefan Voss
R4,370 Discovery Miles 43 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume consists of selected papers presented at the Ninth International Conference on Computer-Aided Scheduling of Public Transport. Coverage includes the use of computer-aided methods and operations research techniques to improve: information management; network and route planning; vehicle and crew scheduling and rostering; vehicle monitoring and management; and practical experience with scheduling and public transport planning methods.

Introduction to Sustainable Transports (Hardcover): Bernard Favre Introduction to Sustainable Transports (Hardcover)
Bernard Favre
R2,979 Discovery Miles 29 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Transport systems have to meet the mobility needs of people and commodities on all scales, from the local to the global level. Concerns about the energy, fumes and sound emissions produced, and about the safety, service quality, intelligence and lifecycle of the systems, etc. can all be included in a systemic approach. This approach can contribute to the development of sustainable solutions, for individual vehicles as well as for transport systems. Derived from an approach combining the social and physical sciences, these solutions result from the integration of physical objects, services and organizational processes, which involve several actors. Their harmonious organization contributes to the development of more virtuous transport systems for the future of urban and inter-urban mobility.

Highway and Urban Environment - Proceedings of the 8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): G. M.... Highway and Urban Environment - Proceedings of the 8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
G. M. Morrison, Sebastien Rauch
R7,599 Discovery Miles 75 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Today, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and the rapid urbanization we are seeing is expected to continue in the next decades.The growth of urban areas around the world presents many challenges and needs to be supported by the development of adequate and sustainable infrastructures.This work offers comprehensive coverage of critical issues on the highway and urban environment which are key to understanding sustainability in the world's expanding urban areas.It offers a highly relevant round-up of the proceeding of the Highway and Urban Environment Symposium held in Nicosia, Cyprus, last year.

Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life - Problems, Causes, Solutions (Hardcover): Tommy Garling, Linda Steg Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life - Problems, Causes, Solutions (Hardcover)
Tommy Garling, Linda Steg
R5,123 Discovery Miles 51 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Land Public Transport continues to gain greater attention in transport policy and economics, given its importance in assisting social cohesion and its contribution to reducing congestion and emissions.
The chapters in this book are a refereed selection of the best papers initially presented at the 9th International Conference of Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (The Thredbo Series) in Lisbon in 2005. This was the ninth in a series of Thredbo conferences on the same general topic, gathering some of the world??'s best specialists in the field, from academia and from practice from all continents.
The range of current issues and depth of their treatment makes this a very valuable book for scientists and practitioners alike who desire to keep abreast of the very latest developments in institutional reform in land passenger transport.
*Unique in its behavioral science perspective on the threats to quality of urban life from car use and policy measures to reduce car use
*Provides a consolidated reference in car ownership and use
*Key topical area backed up by international policy e.g. The Kyoto Protocol

Driving Germany - The Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970 (Hardcover, Uk Ed.): Thomas Zeller Driving Germany - The Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970 (Hardcover, Uk Ed.)
Thomas Zeller
R3,041 Discovery Miles 30 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hitler's autobahn was more than just the pet project of an infrastructure-friendly dictator. It was supposed to revolutionize the transportation sector in Germany, connect the metropoles with the countryside, and encourage motorization. The propaganda machinery of the Third Reich turned the autobahn into a hyped-up icon of the dictatorship. One of the claims was that the roads would reconcile nature and technology. Rather than destroying the environment, they would embellish the landscape. Many historians have taken this claim at face value and concluded that the Nazi regime harbored an inbred love of nature. In this book, the author argues that such conclusions are misleading. Based on rich archival research, the book provides the first scholarly account of the landscape of the autobahn.

Transport Science and Technology (Hardcover, New): Konstadinos G. Goulias Transport Science and Technology (Hardcover, New)
Konstadinos G. Goulias
R5,834 Discovery Miles 58 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book will offer a representative sample of the best papers presented at the Transport Science and Technology Congress (TRANSTEC) Athens 2004. It will also serve as the peer reviewed conference proceedings.
As in the congress writing this book our aim is to demonstrate the most recent developments in merging scientific and technological discoveries to solve important transportation problems and to cover a wide variety of transportation issues in passenger and freight transportation but also a variety of modes. A parallel aim is to have papers that are representative of the research and development around the world. The chapters will be from the Americas (North and South), Asia, and Europe.
The draft outline is organized into four parts. The first part will contain an overview and review papers from the keynote speakers and most likely one additional paper in the new area of human attention and microsleeps from a special paper session organized the Czech Technical University.
The second part of the book will contain contributions from policy and planning and will span all modes of transportation and include both passenger transport and freight.
In the third part a selection of papers from traffic engineering and management will contain papers on new measurement techniques, traffic engineering parameters that can be measured more precisely with technology, and applications of information and communication technologies.
The fourth part of the book will contain a series of papers illustrating the preparation of Athens for the Olympics and will contain papers that span from the preliminary planning to the operations of information and communication systems as well asthe management of the public transportation system and its components.
All papers will be peer-reviewed following the guidelines of the journal Transportation Research to assure innovation in methods but also relevance to the subject matter.
*Demonstrates the most recent developments in solving transportation problems
*Adopts a global perspective with papers from the Americas, Asia and Europe
*Organized into four parts; all articles are peer-reviewed

Recent Advances in City Logistics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on City Logistics (Hardcover): Eiichi... Recent Advances in City Logistics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on City Logistics (Hardcover)
Eiichi Taniguchi, Russell G Thompson
R5,981 Discovery Miles 59 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Urban freight transport has become an essential issue in urban planning. There are many challenges and problems relating to increasing levels of traffic congestion, negative environmental impacts and energy consumption. To cope with these complicated problems, new city logistics schemes are required that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of urban freight transport systems as well as reducing traffic congestion and impacts on the environment. Recent developments in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) help tackle these difficult problems. As well, the corporate social responsibility of shippers and freight carriers promotes public-private partnerships in urban freight transport planning.
This book, Recent Advances in City Logistics, is an outcome of the Fourth International Conference on City Logistics (City Logistics IV held in Langkawi in 2005) organised by the Institute for City Logistics (www.citylogistics.org). It includes recent developments in the modelling, evaluation and planning of city logistics schemes. Since city logistics measures have already been implemented in several cities, a review of the performance of these innovative schemes is presented. As well, an overview of the data collection for modelling, evaluating and benchmarking city logistics schemes and intermodal freight transport for city logistics is given. Recent developments and applications of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) in city logistics are covered.
*Outlines developments in modelling, evaluation, and planning of city logistics schemes
*Reviews performance of existing innovations
*Overview of data collection techniques

Transport Policy and Funding (Hardcover): Dai Nakagawa, Ryoji Matsunaka Transport Policy and Funding (Hardcover)
Dai Nakagawa, Ryoji Matsunaka
R4,559 Discovery Miles 45 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many countries around the world are making large investments in transportation improvements, but even greater investments are still needed. Funding is the key to promoting convenient and attractive transportation systems.

Various types of financial resources are currently being used and a variety of new funding systems are being introduced. Transport policies and funding systems are at a point of significant divergence. A detailed comparison of their conceptual basis is extremely interesting and valuable in determining the best direction for future transportation improvements.

Transport Policy and Funding examines how developed countries are solving the problem of providing capital for present and future transportation goals. After describing the theoretical basis of funding, the authors
introduce the policies and financial systems established in several major countries. Especially new systems are analyzed in detail, including
charging tolls on roadway users and the utilization of private funds for railway and airport improvement. Next, they provide a demonstrative
clarification of how the financial resources differ among those countries. They calculate who is actually paying for those investments and the results are compared using a variety of charts and tables.

This book will be of value to higher level researchers and graduate students in transportation and economics, and also to transportation
authorities, consultants, and government officials involved in transportation; Ministries and other public transport agencies; international banking and investment companies; and major construction companies.

Access to Destinations (Hardcover, New Ed.): David Levinson, Kevin Krizek Access to Destinations (Hardcover, New Ed.)
David Levinson, Kevin Krizek
R3,855 Discovery Miles 38 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Much of land use and transportation planning today aims to reduce traffic congestion. However, the barometers typically used to measure congestion provide only a snapshot of a select dimension of a city's transportation system and fail to accurately reflect how easy it is to reach destinations. Comprehensive and policy relevant measures useful to land-use and transportation planning need to capture both land use and travel dimensions.

This book focuses on the science and policy around the multi-modal concept of accessibility. If the goal is to create physical environments that are accessible, this work provides an up date
account that can advance empirically grounded research and planning practice relating to accessibility.

Congestion Charging in London - The Policy and the Politics (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): Martin G. Richards Congestion Charging in London - The Policy and the Politics (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
Martin G. Richards
R3,421 Discovery Miles 34 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ken Livingstone was elected Mayor of London on a platform that included a congestion charge for central London, a policy that became reality on 17 February 2003. Richards uses his experience as Director of a bliog2.5 million Government congestion charging study, as one of those who created the scheme Livingstone adopted and as advisor to the London Assembly, to provide a critical record of the introduction of the London Congestion Charge, and of its implications for congestion charging elsewhere.

Public Transport in Developing Countries (Hardcover, New Ed.): Richard Iles Public Transport in Developing Countries (Hardcover, New Ed.)
Richard Iles
R4,076 Discovery Miles 40 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Numerous books have been written which deal with transport problems in developed and developing countries, and with the planning and management of transport organisations in developed countries, but none deals specifically with the planning, regulation, management and control of public transport in developing countries.

This book meets that need. It examines and explains the problems and characteristics of public transport systems in developing countries, and discusses the alternative modes, management methods, and forms of ownership, control, regulation and funding, with particular emphasis on what is appropriate at different stages of development and for different cultural backgrounds. It deals with urban, rural and long distance transport services, principally by road. This emphasis reflects the magnitude of the urban transport problem, and the predominance of road transport in most developing countries. The planning of bus services, particularly in urban areas, is covered in some detail, since this is often an area of considerable weakness. Similarly, the management of transport services and the maintenance of vehicles, including vehicle design and transport fleet planning, are also dealt with in depth.

The book is aimed at all those who are involved in the provision of public transport in developing countries, including transport planners, managers of transport undertakings, aid agency and government officials responsible for the funding, provision or regulation of transport, transport consultants and advisers, and in particular students of transport or urban and rural affairs. Since there is much in common between transport operations in the developing world and indeveloped countries, this book should be of interest to transport operators and planners everywhere.
??The book is unique in that it provides a comprehensive overview of all the factors involved in planning, establishing, organizing and regulating public transport services in a developing country.
??It deals with the environment in which transport services are operated, in particular infrastructure requirements, road traffic management, regulatory and institutional frameworks and enforcement of regulations; it highlights the importance of an appropriate environment in order to facilitate the provision of public transport services, and shows how such an environment may be achieved.
??It deals in detail with all aspects of running a bus service in a developing country: the chapters on management are specific to a public transport operation and could be used as an "operator's manual," providing a valuable supplement to a more general management textbook.
??The book provides useful statistics and performance indicators which will be valuable as benchmarking tools.
??While acknowledging that the same solutions are not necessarily applicable everywhere, the book provides useful pointers to solutions to the main problems encountered in providing public transport services in developing countries.

Architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension (Hardcover): David Bennett Architecture of the Jubilee Line Extension (Hardcover)
David Bennett
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

David Bennetts latest book focuses on the fusion of innovative architecture and engineering on London Undergrounds Jubilee Line Extension.The book highlights the complexity of the engineering involved and the difficulties of creating architecture in reverse (a building as a hole in the ground with no elevation and with problems of light and entrance).Based on interviews with the architects, contractors and engineers involved on the project,each station is introduced in turn highlighting the design conception and constructional issues.

Schedule-Based Dynamic Transit Modeling - Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Nigel H.M. Wilson, Agostino Nuzzolo Schedule-Based Dynamic Transit Modeling - Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Nigel H.M. Wilson, Agostino Nuzzolo
R3,949 Discovery Miles 39 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Schedule-Based Dynamic Transit Modeling: Theory and Applications outlines the new schedule-based dynamic approach to mass transit modeling. In the last ten years the schedule-based dynamic approach has been developed and applied especially for operational planning. It allows time evolution of on-board loads and travel times for each run of each line to be obtained, and uses behavioral hypotheses strictly related to transit systems and user characteristics. It allows us to open new frontiers in transit modelling to support network design, timetable setting, investigation of congestion effects, as well as the assessment of new technologies introduction, such as information to users (ITS technologies).

The contributors and editors of the book are leading researchers in the field of transportation, and in this volume they build a solid foundation for developing still more sophisticated models. These future models of mass transit systems will continue to add higher levels of accuracy and sensitivity desired in forecasting the performance of public transport systems.

The New Transit Town - Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development (Paperback, 2nd None Ed.): Hank Dittmar, Gloria Ohland The New Transit Town - Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development (Paperback, 2nd None Ed.)
Hank Dittmar, Gloria Ohland
R705 R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Save R48 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Transit-oriented development (TOD) seeks to maximize access to mass transit and nonmotorized transportation with centrally located rail or bus stations surrounded by relatively high-density commercial and residential development. New Urbanists and smart growth proponents have embraced the concept and interest in TOD is growing, both in the United States and around the world.

"New Transit Town" brings together leading experts in planning, transportation, and sustainable design--including Scott Bernstein, Peter Calthorpe, Jim Daisa, Sharon Feigon, Ellen Greenberg, David Hoyt, Dennis Leach, and Shelley Poticha--to examine the first generation of TOD projects and derive lessons for the next generation. It offers topic chapters that provide detailed discussion of key issues along with case studies that present an in-depth look at specific projects. Topics examined include: -the history of projects and the appeal of this form of development -a taxonomy of TOD projects appropriate for different contexts and scales -the planning, policy and regulatory framework of "successful" projects -obstacles to financing and strategies for overcoming those obstacles -issues surrounding traffic and parking -the roles of all the actors involved and the resources available to them -performance measures that can be used to evaluate outcomes

Case Studies include Arlington, Virginia (Roslyn-Ballston corridor); Dallas (Mockingbird Station and Addison Circle); historic transit-oriented neighborhoods in Chicago; Atlanta (Lindbergh Center and BellSouth); San Jose (Ohlone-Chynoweth); and San Diego (Barrio Logan).

"New Transit Town" explores the key challenges to transit-oriented development, examines the lessons learned from the first generation of projects, and uses a systematic examination and analysis of a broad spectrum of projects to set standards for the next generation. It is a vital new source of information for anyone interested in urban and regional planning and development, including planners, developers, community groups, transit agency staff, and finance professionals.

The Network Reliability of Transport - Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability... The Network Reliability of Transport - Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (INSTR) (Hardcover, New)
M.G.H. Bell, Y. Lida
R4,520 Discovery Miles 45 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The reliability of transportation networks has become an increasingly important issue as sustained economic growth and improvements to the quality of life around the world lead to increases in the value of time. Consequently, schedules and routes need to be able to accommodate the unexpected, like accidents, disasters or traffic flow fluctuations, with as little loss in operational efficiency as possible. Sources of unreliability include variation of demand and supply. It is widely expected that network reliability analysis will play a more important role in the planning, design and management of transportation facilities and networks in the future. This book is an outcome of the First International Symposium on Transport Network Reliability (INSTR), held at Kyoto in 2001, and consists of 24 selected papers. It covers various aspects of transport network reliability, such as definitions and methodological developments for reliability indices, behavioural analysis under uncertainty, evaluation methods for the disaster resistance of transport networks, and simulation/observation of travel time reliability.

Flexible Urban Transportation (Hardcover, New): Jonathan L. Gifford Flexible Urban Transportation (Hardcover, New)
Jonathan L. Gifford
R1,965 R1,799 Discovery Miles 17 990 Save R166 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Flexible Urban Transportation is a sweeping reassessment of American highway and transit policy. For the last half-century, this policy has been fixated on planning, designing and constructing the Interstate highway system, and then coping with the creative destruction it wrought.
Aggressive construction of the Interstate divided and destroyed urban communities, and sparked a furious backlash, the "Freeway Revolt." The Interstate also facilitated widespread suburbanization of housing, retail and employment, which in turn gave rise to the tightly integrated, flexible supply chains characteristic of modern industry. American society faces a profound dilemma. The private automobile has never been more popular. The economy depends on highways. But communities are increasingly unwilling to build or expand them.
Making transportation choices with a clear understanding of their consequences - protecting communities, fostering environmental stewardship, and supporting a dynamic and productive economy - is an urgent matter. But the regulations and procedures that govern those choices are severely outdated. And the interests vested in the current stalemate block the way towards serious reform.
This cogent evaluation of how American transportation planning got to where it is today, and its proposal for an adaptive transportation decision-making process, is required reading for those concerned about the problems and prospects of transportation today.

Traffic Theory (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Denos C. Gazis Traffic Theory (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Denos C. Gazis
R4,351 Discovery Miles 43 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Everything should be made as simple as possible-but not simpler" Albert Einstein Traffic Theory, like all other sciences, aims at understanding and improving a physical phenomenon. The phenomenon addressed by Traffic Theory is, of course, automobile traffic, and the problems associated with it such as traffic congestion. But what causes congestion? Some time in the 1970s, Doxiades coined the term "oikomenopolis" (and "oikistics") to describe the world as man's living space. In Doxiades' terms, persons are associated with a living space around them, which describes the range that they can cover through personal presence. In the days of old, when the movement of people was limited to walking, an individual oikomenopolis did not intersect many others. The automobile changed all that. The term "range of good" was also coined to describe the maximal distance a person can and is willing to go in order to do something useful or buy something. Traffic congestion is caused by the intersection of a multitude of such "ranges of good" of many people exercising their range utilisation at the same time. Urban structures containing desirable structures contribute to this intersection of "ranges of good." xii Preface In a biblical mood, I opened a 1970 paper entitled "Traffic Control -- From Hand Signals to Computers" with the sentence: "In the beginning there was the Ford."

Transportation Planning - State of the Art (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Michael Patriksson, Martine Labbe Transportation Planning - State of the Art (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Michael Patriksson, Martine Labbe
R3,932 Discovery Miles 39 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book collects selected presentations of the Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Transportation, which took place at the Department of Ma- ematics at Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg (or, Gothenburg), Sweden, September 9-11, 1998. [The EURO Working Group on Transpor- tion was founded at the end of the 7th EURO Summer Institute on Urban Traffic Management, which took place in Cetraro, Italy, June 21-July, 1991. There were around 30 founding members of the Working Group, a number which now has grown to around 150. Meetings since then include Paris (1993), Barcelona (1994), and Newcastle (1996). ] About 100 participants were present, enjoying healthy rain and a memorable conference dinner in the Feskekorka. The total number of presentations at the conference was about 60, coming from quite diverse areas within the field of operations research in transportation, and covering all modes of transport: Deterministic traffic equilibrium models (6 papers) Stochastic traffic equilibrium models (5 papers) Combined traffic models (3 papers) Dynamic traffic models (7 papers) Simulation models (4 papers) Origin-destination matrix estimation (2 papers) Urban public transport models (8 papers) Aircraft scheduling (1 paper) Ship routing (2 papers) Railway planning and scheduling (6 papers) Vehicle routing (3 papers) Traffic management (3 papers) Signal control models (3 papers) Transportation systems analysis (5 papers) ix x TRANSPORTATION PLANNING Among these papers, 14 were eventually selected to be included in this volume.

In Perpetual Motion - Travel Behaviour Research Opportunities and Application Challenges (Hardcover): Hani S. Mahmassani In Perpetual Motion - Travel Behaviour Research Opportunities and Application Challenges (Hardcover)
Hani S. Mahmassani
R5,995 Discovery Miles 59 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Travel behaviour interacts in a deep way with how we work and play. Social, intellectual, economic and technological forces continually influence the spatial and temporal activity patterns of individuals and businesses. Developments in the production, dissemination, and consumption of information have important implications for how we use our time, and how we pursue the various work, sustenance and leisure activities of our daily existence. This book provides an authoritative assessment of the state-of-the-art in travel behaviour research and applications, and identifies the principal emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in this important area of transportation research.

Environmental External Costs of Transport (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): Peter Bickel, Rainer Friedrich Environmental External Costs of Transport (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
Peter Bickel, Rainer Friedrich
R6,024 Discovery Miles 60 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Transport causes a wide range of damage to human health, ecosytems and materials which are not reflected in the prices for transport. Thus, the damage caused by cars, planes, ships and trains should be known and transformed into monetary values, so called external costs. Within this book, a method to estimate the external costs stemming from the emissions of atmospheric pollutants of transport, including damage from greenhouse gases, fine particles, ozone, nitrous oxides, benzene and other carcinogenic substances, is described and applied to calculate the external costs of a huge number of current and future transport techniques operating in different locations all over Europe. A number of case studies demonstrate how the results can be used to aid policy decisions. The book is an important basis for assessing transport techniques, discussing transport taxes and charges and implementing ecopolitical instruments.

Transportation After Deregulation, Volume 6 (Hardcover, 1st ed): B. Starr McMullen Transportation After Deregulation, Volume 6 (Hardcover, 1st ed)
B. Starr McMullen
R1,633 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R1,057 (65%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Several of the papers in this volume are concerned with assessing both the timing and the impacts of deregulation and regulatory reform in the US transportation sector. Of increasing interest is the importance of productivity growth and the role played by new technologies in a more competitive market environment. Four of the papers in this volume deal directly with these issues in the context of motor carriers and railroads, two sectors which have been operating under substantially reduced regulatory constraints for the past twenty years in the US. Although the financial condition of US railroads has improved since 1980, there is still some concern regarding their long run viability as private enterprises. Accordingly, one of the papers considers the potential for further reductions in railroad costs through transcontinental mergers, a controversial issue due to the small number of railroads that remain in the industry.

Mathematical Methods on Optimization in Transportation Systems (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): M. Pursula, Jarko Niittymaki Mathematical Methods on Optimization in Transportation Systems (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
M. Pursula, Jarko Niittymaki
R4,749 Discovery Miles 47 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book contains selected papers from the presentations given at the 7th EURO-Working Group Meeting on 'Iransportation, which took place at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Finland, during August 2-4, 1999. Altogether 31 presentations were given and 14 full papers have been selected in this publication through a peer review process coordinated by the editors. The papers in this book cover a wide range of transportation problems from the simulation of railway traffic to optimum congestion tolling and mode choice modeling with stated preference data. In general, the variety of papers clearly demonstrates the wide areas of interest of people who are involved in the research of transportation systems and their operation. They as well demonstrate the importance and possibilities of modeling and theoretical approaches in the analysis of transportation systems and problem solving. Most of the papers are purely theoretical in nature, that is, they present a theoretical model with only a hypothetical example of applica tion. There are, however, some papers, which are closer to the practice or describe applications of and give interesting results of studies made by known methodologies. It is especially noteworthy, that half of the accepted papers deal with planning and operation of public transport."

Productive and Liveable Cities (Hardcover): M.de Langen, R. Tembele Productive and Liveable Cities (Hardcover)
M.de Langen, R. Tembele
R4,655 Discovery Miles 46 550 Out of stock

This study offers guidelines for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in African cities. The text is based on the combination of studies and test findings obtained in pilot projects carried out in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Eldoret and Morogoro between 1995 and 2000.

Graphs and Networks - Multilevel Modeling (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Philippe Mathis Graphs and Networks - Multilevel Modeling (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Philippe Mathis
R4,114 R3,868 Discovery Miles 38 680 Save R246 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Completely updated and containing two new chapters, this title covers spatial analysis and urban management using graph theory simulation.? Highly practical, the simulation approach allows readers to solve classic problems such as placement of high-speed roads, the capacity of a network, pollution emission control, and more.

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