Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and political aspects of transport policy and provides a methodology to support this approach. It emphasizes the importance of co-ordinating urban, transport and traffic planning, and addresses the major challenge of modifying the building and use of roads. The author makes suggestions for invative and radical new measures towards an equitable and sustainable urban environment.
Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos has been working and teaching as a transport and traffic engineer and planner since 1975. He received his PhD in public policy from the University of Sao Paulo and conducted his post-doctoral research in transport planning in developing countries at Cornell University in the US. He has published several papers in international transport journals and is currently associate director for ANTP, the Brazilian National Public Transport Association.