Transport Models in Urban Planning Practices: Tensions and Opportunities in a Changing Planning Context

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Marco te Brömmelstroet, Luca Bertolini
Routledge, Apr 8, 2016 - Architecture - 168 pages

This book explores how transportation models can play a role in a changing transport planning and policy making context. Most models are rooted in decades of development work and are geared to offer value-free, academic and explicit knowledge to transport planning experts. However, planning practice has changed dramatically over the years, resulting in a less technical rational view on the use of such knowledge – especially so in early, strategy making phases. More and more complex policy goals, integration of a wide area of other policy domains, a wider, ever-changing and much more mixed group of planning participants and much more focus on ‘wicked problems’. The book maps how this influences the effectiveness of transport modelling exercises and explores several state-of-the-art implementations.

This book was published as a special issue of Transport Reviews.


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Marco te Brömmelstroet is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the role of knowledge in urban strategy making processes. In real world practices and in more experimental environments, strategies to improve the effectiveness of such knowledge use are tested and improved.

Luca Bertolini is Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the integration of land use and transport in urban planning processes. His main focus is on how such planning processes can cope with deep uncertainty and how practitioners can supported in this.

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