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Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas

Authors: Mercier, J., Tremblay-Racicot, F., Carrier, M., Duarte, F.

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This volume explores the governance patterns of three cities of the Americas, Seattle, Montreal, and Curitiba, which all present different but interesting  cases in dealing with  sustainable urban transport challenges. The authors study empirical  data from these three cities to analyze how specific governmental and policy instruments (planning, consultation and market mechanisms for example) were  implemented in each case. Through concepts coming from policy studies and  sociology, for example,  such as path dependency, institutional culture  and transaction costs, the three cities are also looked at in a broader perspective in order to better understand how they deal differently with  their common challenges.

About the authors

Jean Mercier is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Laval University, Canada. He was Vergniaud Chair of Territorial Governance at the Université de Bordeaux, France, in 2009.

Fanny Tremblay-Racicot is Associate Professor of local and regional administration at the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), Québec, Canada.

Mario Carrier is a Professor at the Graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning at Laval University, Canada. He is also a member of the Centre for Research in Planning and Development (CRAD).

Fábio Duarte is Research Scientist at MIT Senseable City Lab, USA, Professor at the Pontfícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil, and Consultant for the World Bank. His books include Unplugging the City, co-authored with Rodrigo Firmino.

 


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mercier, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • The Context of Sustainable Urban Transport

    Mercier, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 31-54

  • Three Cities of the Americas: Policies and Instruments in Seattle, Montreal, and Curitiba

    Mercier, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 55-89

  • Conclusion on the Data

    Mercier, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

  • Looking to the Future

    Mercier, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 113-126

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99091-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99090-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99091-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99091-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99090-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 129
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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