The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies

  • Dorina Pojani
  • Dominic Stead

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eduardo A. Vasconcellos
    Pages 11-31
  3. Yuan Gao, Jeffrey Kenworthy
    Pages 33-58
  4. Juan Miguel Velásquez, Darío Hidalgo
    Pages 59-80
  5. Sujaya Rathi
    Pages 81-106
  6. Yusak O. Susilo, Tri Basuki Joewono
    Pages 107-126
  7. Ali Soltani
    Pages 127-143
  8. Priscilla Connolly
    Pages 145-171
  9. Roger Gorham
    Pages 173-195
  10. Jen JungEun Oh
    Pages 197-219
  11. Fabio Todeschini, David Dewar
    Pages 221-246
  12. Ela Babalık-Sutcliffe
    Pages 247-266
  13. Du The Huynh, José Gomez-Ibañez
    Pages 267-282
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 297-301

About this book


This edited volume discuses urban transport issues, policies, and initiatives in twelve of the world’s major emerging economies – Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam - countries with large populations that have recently experienced large changes in urban structure, motorization and all the associated social, economic, and environmental impacts in positive and negative senses. Contributions on each of these twelve countries focus on one or more major cities per country. 

This book aims to fill a gap in the transport literature that is crucial to understanding the needs of a large portion of the world’s urban population, especially in view of the southward shift in economic power. Readers will develop a better understanding of urban transport problems and policies in nations where development levels are below those of richer countries (mainly in the northern hemisphere) but where the rate of economic growth is often increasing at a faster rate than the wealthiest nations. 


sustainable urban transport land use policies emerging economies urbanization urban transport governance urban population growth per-urban slums economic transformation inadequate public transport systems environmental pollution automobile dependence

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorina Pojani
    • 1
  • Dominic Stead
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geography, Planning and Environmental ManagementUniversity of Queensland BrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Delft University of Technology Urban and Regional StudiesDelftThe Netherlands

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