Transforming cities with transit: transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development

Transforming cities with transit: transit and land-use integration for sustainable urban development

This new book by World Bank explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in the growing cities in developing countries including India. Focuses on identifying barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transport infrastructure and urban development.

'Transforming Cities with Transit' explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. As one of the most promising strategies for advancing environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness, and socially inclusive development in fast-growing cities, transit and land-use integration is increasingly being embraced by policy-makers at all levels of government. This book focuses on identifying barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transport infrastructure and urban development. Global best-case practices of transit-oriented metropolises that have direct relevance to cities in developing countries are first introduced. Key institutional, regulatory, and financial constraints that hamper integration and opportunities to utilize transit to guide sustainable urban development are examined in selected cities in developing countries. For this, the book analyzes their Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems and their impact on land development. The book formulates recommendations and implementation strategies to overcome barriers and take advantage of opportunities. It asserts that unprecedented opportunities have and will continue to arise for the successful integration of transit and land development in much of the developing world.

See Also

Opinion: Ponty, buses and PPPs.

Feature: Rapid transit for BRT corridors.

Report: Cities at a crossroads.

Report: Changing course in transport.

Report: Mitigating adverse impacts of transport in Asian megacities.

Policy: National urban transport policy.

Report: Global database of BRTS.

Report: Evaluate, enable, engage.

Report: Recommendations of working group on urban transport.

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