Harry T. Dimitriou and Ralph Gakenheimer (eds.), Urban Transport in the Developing World: A handbook of policy and practice. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. 2011. 631 pp.

Published at: 18 April 2011

The twenty thematic chapters in this book provide a broad set of perspectives on the plight, possibilities and opportunities of urban transport in the developing world set against the challenges of sustainable development. The contributors expertly set the international context of transport policy-making and planning for developing cities and present a critical review of recent developments that have taken place that offer lessons for the future. This Handbook will prove invaluable for professional practitioners and academics engaged in and concerned with the future of movement in cities of the developing world. It will also be of interest to students of urban transport and city planning particularly those from the developing world. Politicians, policy-makers and international development agencies and investors, as well as those working for international non-government organizations wishing to familiarize themselves with the mounting transportation challenges of developing cities will also find this book a source of inspiration.