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[Book Review] My book review on “Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements(2013)

by Desire HOUNGNIGBE | 03-07-2019 00:28 recommendations 1

My book review took into consideration the book “Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements(2013)”. This book has been writing by the UN-Habitat Coreteam with the contribution of external consultants and UN-Habitat Interns. The title of this book interested me a lot because our world is growing too fast with the most significant number of population, And we need to reflect on how we can create sustainable urban mobility for all.

In this exercise, I focused only on the first part of the book (The Urban Mobility Challenge).
Despite the increasing level of urban mobility around the world, access to economic activities is difficult. Sustainable mobility goes beyond the technical aspects of speeding up and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of transport systems. This book calls for a change of thinking in transport policy. Mobility is not just about developing transport infrastructure and services, but also about overcoming social, economic, political, and physical constraints related to traffic.
The traffic jam is a result of unrestricted mobility in cities around the world and a significant factor limiting access in cities. Road congestion indicates the disjunction between soil planning and transportation systems.
The development of a sustainable transport system always starts with the organization of urban space. Land use and mobility are closely linked if we want to create a sustainable transport system.
Moreover, the environmental problems associated with the urban transport sector are mostly the result of its dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.
For more sustainability, cities should be compact, encourage mixed land use, and prioritize sustainable modes of mobility such as public and non-motorized transport.
Achieving the goal of sustainable urban transport requires the good governance of our states.

 
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Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Desire

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about book review on “Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements(2013)

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-07-2019 02:40

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you Louis Mentor for your comment and contribution. I appreciate it.
    Posted 10-07-2019 00:56

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Desire,

    Thank you for submitting this report. I think sustainable urban mobility is important issue because these days it is reported that cars emit too much carbon dioxide which is really harmful to our environment. As there are many more cities that need development, local government should put more efforts into sustainable urban mobility for better future. Great work!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 10-07-2019 00:25

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you Wonhee Mentor for your comments. I appreciate it
    Posted 08-07-2019 18:03

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Desire

    Thank you for sharing your book review of 'Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility'. When I heard of sustainable mobility, I only ended up thinking of developing sustainable energy or increasing efficiency. Reading this book will broaden my perspective as this book explain how improving transport policy can mitigate traffic jam.
    I look forward to reading more reports from you! : )

    Wonhee Mentor

    Posted 06-07-2019 15:49

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you Rosa for your comments and contributions
    Posted 03-07-2019 17:14

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hi Desire!

    I hope you are well this morning! This book is quite interesting, it covers social, economic and environmental aspects that are affected by transport and looks to good governance, land planning and sustainability methods to counteract this.

    I would definitely enjoy reading this. Thank you so much for sharing your article piece with us Desire,

    With the sincerest of gratitude,
    Rosa
    Posted 03-07-2019 14:24

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