From Mobility to Accessibility: Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning

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Cornell University Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Jonathan Levine researches and teaches transportation and land-use planning at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Zoned Out.

Joe Grengs is Chair and Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan.

Louis A. Merlin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University. With previous degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research, Dr. Merlin's research specializes in the application of innovative quantitative methods to transportation and land use systems.


"From Mobility to Accessibility will have lasting influence on urban justice, and be of great interest for courses in regional transportation planning, policy, and planning theory."

--Gwen Urey, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"This book convincingly argues why planners need to move away from planning faster transport, particularly by car, and inject accessibility thinking, metrics, and models into their planning practice. A must read for any transportation professional."

--Karst Geurs, Professor of Transport Planning, University of Twente, the Netherlands

"Transportation planners today are declaring that accessibility to opportunities is more important than moving traffic. Many are adopting this approach, but Levine, Grengs, and Merlin have taken the deepest dive into the emerging paradigm. They address fully and clearly its history, methods, and consequences."

--Martin Wachs, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, UCLA