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How Great Cities Happen

Integrating People, Land Use and Transport

2nd edition

9781803924052 Edward Elgar Publishing
John Stanley, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, Janet Stanley, Honorary Associate Professor, the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne and Roslynne Hansen, Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia, and a practicing urban planner who has worked in Australia and the Asia Pacific
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 405 2 Extent: c 352 pp
Urban planners in developed countries are increasingly recognizing the need for closer integration of land use and transport. However, this updated second edition of How Great Cities Happen explains how crises like climate change and the lack of affordable housing demonstrate the urgent need for a broader approach in order to create and sustain great cities. Offering innovative solutions to these contemporary challenges, the book examines emerging directions in strategic land use transport planning and analyses how cities function as a home for future generations and other species.

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Urban planners in developed countries are increasingly recognizing the need for closer integration of land use and transport. However, this updated second edition of How Great Cities Happen explains how crises like climate change and the lack of affordable housing demonstrate the urgent need for a broader approach in order to create and sustain great cities.

Offering innovative solutions to these contemporary challenges, this second edition of How Great Cities Happen examines new and emerging directions in strategic land use transport planning and analyses how cities function as a home for future generations and other species. Taking an integrated approach, and building on the first edition, chapters explore a broad range of issues concerning strategic urban planning. These include planning for productivity growth; social inclusion and wellbeing, with a particular focus on planning cities for children and youth; housing affordability; environmental sustainability; and integrated governance and funding arrangements. New issues covered in this edition include pressing concerns like climate change and biodiversity protection. The authors adopt a meticulous yet non-technical and accessible approach, grounded in a blend of academic and real-world experience of cities.

This transdisciplinary second edition will prove vital to students and scholars of urban planning, transport economics, and social and environmental policy, alongside professional planners and urban policymakers.
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‘In an urban age disrupted by pandemics, war, economic crisis, and a failing global ecology, the second edition of How Great Cities Happen could not have come at a more important time. Its insightful lessons from urban policy making and governance in a variety of global cities, including the authors’ home town of Melbourne, extend and improve upon their earlier work. The book presents a very valuable and timely resource for government and citizens and deserves to be widely read and discussed.’
– Brendan Gleeson, The University of Melbourne, Australia

‘A timely and important contribution on some of the most vexing challenges facing cities today. Pathways are laid for creating low-carbon, affordable, and socially just places drawing lessons from some of the world’s best designed and livable cities, including Vancouver, Malmö, Melbourne, and London. A must read for progressive-minded urban planners.’
– Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US

‘This second edition provides topical and invaluable evidence for everyone concerned about the future and sustainability of cities, whether they are planners, researchers, politicians or residents.’
– Richard D. Knowles, University of Salford, Manchester, UK and Founding Editor, Journal of Transport Geography
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