Tram and light railway as key driver for sustainable urban development: The Swedish experiences with transit-oriented development (TOD)
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Sustainable urbanism and good placemaking revolve around creating and maintaining sustainable and attractive places, by reviving planning and urban design paradigms, by experimenting and innovating and by building synergies between the old and the new. The expectations for wide accessibility and networking are very high and the challenge today is to integrate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of urban and transport systems. The transports have to fulfil the ongoing demands for enhanced efficiency, comfort, safety and speed, as well as the environmental factors in the light of global climate change and energy crisis. One accent in the last 20 years has been on transit-oriented development (TOD), compact cities and urbanity-empowering public transports like light railways or light rail transit (LRT) or bus rapid transit (BRT) with its busways as key drivers for sustainable neighbourhoods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 377-408 p.
transit-oriented development (TOD), Sweden, light railway (LRT), bus rapid transit (BRT), sustainable urbanism, placemaking
Transport Systems and Logistics Architecture Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109258DiVA: diva2:580577
BUFTOD 2012, Building the urban future and Transit Oriented Development International Conference, Transport systems in the context of TOD: rail, bus and inter-modality April 2012 Paris, France.
QC 201301022012-12-232012-12-232016-06-22Bibliographically approved