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Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China

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Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China

9781786439239 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Chia-Lin Chen, University of Liverpool, UK, Haixiao Pan, Tongji University, China, Qing Shen, University of Washington, US and James Jixian Wang, Belt and Road Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78643 923 9 Extent: 480 pp
Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China offers new insight into the various opportunities and challenges brought by fast-paced motorization and urban development, and explores them in broad spatial-economic, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions.

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Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth.

As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China offers new insight into the various opportunities and challenges brought by fast-paced motorisation and urban development, and explores them in broad spatial-economic, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions.

This collection is an informative and comprehensive reference for researchers and academics at all levels studying transport, urban planning, and geography. It will also help practitioners and consultants gain a deeper understanding of policy development and best practices, and international and domestic policy makers will find guidance in the implications and lessons proposed for future transport research, policy, and practice.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book provides a welcome addition our understanding of urban transformation in China where the scale and speed of change has been phenomenal over the last 40 years. It covers all forms of transport, examining the modes, the environmental issues, social justice, and technology, as well as governance and detailed case studies. It is truly a synoptic book that will provide a benchmark resource for future research.’
– David Banister, Professor Emeritus of Transport Studies and St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK
Contributors
Contributors: M. Cao, C.-L. Chen, X. Chen, C. Curtis, X. Fu, Y. Gao, D. Gong, R. Hickman, S. Huang, Z. Kang, M.-P. Kwan, C. Liu, Y. Liu, P. Newman, H. Pan, Z.-R. Peng, D. Pojani, B. Quan, J. Scheurer, Q. Shen, Y. Shen, K. Si, N. Ta, Y. Tang, A. Thomas, Y. Tian, H. Titheridge, J.J. Wang, S. Wang, Y. Wang, P. Wei, T.G. Wereta, A.R. Williams, J. Wu, D. Xu, J. Xu, R. Ye, M. Zhang, X. Zhang, P. Zhao, F. Zhen
Contents
Contents:

Foreword by Roger W. Vickerman xvi

1 Introduction to the Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in
China 1
Chia-Lin Chen, Haixiao Pan, Qing Shen and James Jixian Wang

PART I TRANSPORT PLANNING: TERRITORIAL RESTRUCTURING
AND DEVELOPMENT
2 Port-city development in China 19
James Jixian Wang
3 Highway development in China 36
Xin Fu
4 High-speed rail and its wider spatial-economic impact on transformation of
Chinese cities and regions: a multi-level analysis 60
Chia-Lin Chen
5 Probing into China’s air–HSR integration: a policy analysis 83
Xueming (Jimmy) Chen
6 The interrelations between railway station and its neighbouring areas: a case
study of Guangzhou Station 100
Xiaoxing Zhang and Yinsheng Tian
7 A Chinese approach to “transit oriented development” (TOD) 116
Ming Zhang
8 Non-motorized transport development in Chinese cities 131
Yang Tang
9 Transport and rural development in China 150
Dijia Gong

PART II TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
10 Transport and air quality in China 168
Chao Liu and Zhong-Ren Peng
11 Effects of rail transit proximity on commuter CO2 emissions in the
suburbs of Shanghai 182
Haixiao Pan and Peng Wei
12 ICTs and changes in activity–travel behavior in urban China: existing
research and future directions 198
Yue Shen, Na Ta, Mei-Po Kwan and Feng Zhen
13 The rise of online ride-hailing services and their impact on urban
transport in China 212
Shaoqing Huang
14 Are Beijing and Shanghai automobile dependent cities? 229
Yuan Gao and Peter Newman

PART III TRAVEL, PEOPLE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
15 Mobility and the Chinese dream 247
Austin Rhys Williams
16 Impact of individuals’ commuting trips on satisfaction and subjective
well-being: evidence from Xi’an, China 266
Runing Ye and Helena Titheridge
17 Public transport and private travel preferences: a comparative study
between Chinese and Australian communities 286
Shaoli Wang, Carey Curtis and Jan Scheurer
18 Urban transport inequality in transition China: exploring the social
inequality of commuting 302
Pengjun Zhao
19 Transport, social equity and capabilities in East Beijing 317
Mengqiu Cao and Robin Hickman

PART IV REFORM, GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT MODELS
20 Railway reform in China 334
Jianhong Wu, Yiqin Liu, Zhaoxia Kang and Yixiao Wang
21 Planning intercity railway systems in China’s mega-city regions: the case of
the Pearl River Delta 355
Jiang Xu
22 Challenges to transnational learning: a comparative study of Jinan and
Kunming, China 375
Alainna Thomas
23 China’s urban transport policy: from car-oriented to people-oriented cities 390
Bo Quan and Dingyuan Xu
24 South–south policy transfer? Transit oriented development from China to
sub-Saharan Africa 404
Keqi Si, Tsega Gebrekrstos Wereta and Dorina Pojani
25 Conclusion: informing transportation planning and policymaking
for a better urban future 421
Qing Shen

Index 437

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