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Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China

Edited by Chia-Lin Chen, University of Liverpool in London, UK, Haixiao Pan, Tongji University, China, Qing Shen, University of Washington, US and James Jixian Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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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Publication Date: March 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78643 923 9
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  • Geography
  • Development Geography
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
  • Urban Studies
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.
‘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 include: M. Cao, X. Chen, C. Curtis, X. Fu, Y. Gao, Y. Gao, D. Gong, R. Hickman, S. Huang, Z. Kang, M.-P. Kwan, C. Liu, Y. Liu, P. Newman, Z.-R. Peng, D. Pojani, B. Quan, J. Scheurer, Y. Shen, K. Si, N. Ta, Y. Tang, A. Thomas, Y. Tian, H. Titheridge, S. Wang, Y. Wang, P. Wei, T.G. Wereta, A.R. Williams, J. Wu, D. Xu, J. Xu, R. Ye, P. Zhao, M. Zhang, X. Zhang, F. Zhen
Contents:

Foreword by Roger W. Vickerman

1. Introduction Setting the scene for Transport and Urban Transformation in China
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
James Jixian Wang

3. Highway Development in China
Xin Fu

4. High-speed rail and its Wider Spatial-Economic Impact on Transformation of Chinese Cities and Regions: A Multi-level Analysis
Chia-Lin Chen

5. Probing into China’s Air-HSR Integration: A Policy Analysis
Xueming (Jimmy) Chen

6. The interrelations between railway station and its neighbouring areas: a case study of Guangzhou station
Xiaoxing Zhang and Yinsheng Tian

7. A Chinese Approach to “Transit Oriented Development” (TOD)
Ming Zhang

8. Non-motorized Transportation Development in Chinese Cities
Yang Tang

9. Transport and Rural Development in China
Dijia Gong

Part II Transport, Environment and Technology
10. Transport and Air Quality in China
Chao Liu, Zhongren Peng and Ya Gao

11. Effects of Rail Transit Proximity on Commuter CO2 Emissions in Suburbs of Shanghai
Haixiao Pan and Peng Wei

12. ICTs and Changes in Activity-travel Behavior in Urban China: Existing Research and Future Directions
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
Shaoqing Huang

14. Are Beijing and Shanghai Automobile Dependent Cities?
Yuan Gao and Peter Newman

Part III Travel, People and Social Justice
15. Mobility and the Chinese Dream
Austin Rhys Williams

16. Impact of Individuals’ Commuting Trips on Satisfaction and Subjective Well-being - Evidence from Xi’an, China
Runing Ye and Helena Titheridge

17. Public Transport and Private Travel Preferences: A Comparative Study between Chinese and Australian Communities
Shaoli Wang, Carey Curtis and Jan Scheurer

18. Urban Transport Inequality in transition China: Exploring the social inequality of commuting
Pengjun Zhao

19. Transport, Social Equity and Capabilities in East Beijing
Mengqiu Cao and Robin Hickman

Part IV Reform, Governance and Development Models
20. Railway Reform in China
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
Jiang Xu

22. Challenges to transnational learning: A comparative study of Jinan and Kunming, China
Alainna Thomas

23. China’s Urban Transport Policy: from Car-oriented to People-oriented Cities
Bo Quan and Dingyuan Xu

24. South-South Policy Transfer? Transit Oriented Development from China to Sub-Saharan Africa
Keqi Si, Tsega Gebrekrstos Wereta and Dorina Pojani

Conclusion: Informing transportation planning and policymaking for a better urban future
Qing Shen

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