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The Automobile

Edited by Lars Lundqvist, Professor Emeritus of Spatial Systems Analysis, formerly Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Kenneth Button, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania
This is an authoritative collection of previously published articles on important aspects of the ‘automobile age’.
Extent: 688 pp
Hardback Price: $357.00 Web: $321.30
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 978 1 84064 797 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
This is an authoritative collection of previously published articles on important aspects of the ‘automobile age’.

The volume has been divided into five areas of interest. Part I focuses on supply side issues related to the car industry, technological change in the transport sector and future developments of automobile technology. Parts II, III and IV deal with the demand for automobile transport within the overall transport system. The final section deals with private and social costs, externalities such as accidents, congestion and pollution, and policy interventions.

Rapidly growing car ownership has brought about a remarkable increase in mobility. The mobility and travel choices need to be analysed within complex networks. The strong mutual interactions between transport and spatial developments have led to an intense debate on ‘car dependence’ and related spatial systems analyses.

This collection will be an invaluable source of reference to students, teachers and researchers in the field of transport studies and the history of the car industry.
‘The book succeeds very well in its objective of collecting renowned articles on different automobile-related topics. The approach of mixing old and new material; spanning four decades (1961–2000), is well thought-out, because some of the important basic works are somewhat older and too often the wheel is reinvented. Moreover, the structure is logical and clear.’
– Pascal Lammar, International Journal of Environment and Pollution
31 articles, dating from 1961 to 2000
Contributors include: D.E. Boyce, M.K. Dreyfus, T.L. Friesz, J.O. Jansson, P.M. Jones, J.R. Kenworthy, K.A. Small, W.S. Vickrey, W.K. Viscusi, A.A. Walters
Introduction: Perspectives on the Automobile Lars Lundqvist, Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp
1. Alan Altshuler, Martin Anderson, Daniel Jones, Daniel Roos and James Womack (1984), ‘The Automobile and Its Industry Under Siege’ and ‘A Century of Transformations’
2. James J. Flink (1988), ‘Epilogue: The Future of the Automobile’
3. Nebojsa Nakicenovic (1986), ‘The Automobile Road to Technical Change: Diffusion of the Automobile as a Process of Technological Substitution’
4. Ambuj D. Sagar (1995), ‘Automobiles and Global Warming: Alternative Fuels and Other Options for Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction’
5. William F. Powers and Paul R. Nicastri (2000), ‘Automotive Vehicle Control Challenges in the 21st Century’
6. T. Hägerstrand (1987), ‘Human Interaction and Spatial Mobility: Retrospect and Prospect’
7. P.M. Jones (1987), ‘Mobility and the Individual in Western Industrial Society’
8. Melvin M. Webber (1992), ‘The Joys of Automobility’
9. Andreas Schafer and David G. Victor (2000), ‘The Future Mobility of the World Population’
10. Jan Owen Jansson (1989), ‘Car Demand Modelling and Forecasting. A New Approach’
11. Kenneth Button, Ndoh Ngoe and John Hine (1993), ‘Modelling Vehicle Ownership and Use in Low Income Countries’
12. Robert B. Dial (1971), ‘A Probabilistic Multipath Traffic Assignment Model Which Obviates Path Enumeration’
13. Larry J. LeBlanc, Edward K. Morlok and William P. Pierskalla (1975), ‘An Efficient Approach to Solving the Road Network Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Problem’
14. Terry L. Friesz (1985), ‘Transportation Network Equilibrium, Design and Aggregation: Key Developments and Research Opportunities’
15. David E. Boyce, Larry J. LeBlanc and Kyung S. Chon (1988), ‘Network Equilibrium Models of Urban Location and Travel Choices: A Retrospective Survey’
16. K. Nabil Ali Safwat and Thomas L. Magnanti (1988), ‘A Combined Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Modal Split, and Trip Assignment Model’
17. David Bernstein and Terry L. Friesz (1998), ‘Infinite Dimensional Formulations of Some Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models’
18. Edwin S. Mills (1972), ‘Markets and Efficient Resource Allocation in Urban Areas’
19. P. Hall (1985), ‘Urban Transportation: Paradoxes for the 1980s’
20. Jeffrey R. Kenworthy and Felix B. Laube (1999), ‘Patterns of Automobile Dependence in Cities: An International Overview of Key Physical and Economic Dimensions with Some Implications for Urban Policy’
21. Michael Wegener (1996), ‘Reduction of CO2 Emissions of Transport by Reorganisation of Urban Activities’
22. Robert A. Johnston and Tomas de la Barra (2000), ‘Comprehensive Regional Modeling for Long-range Planning: Linking Integrated Urban Models and Geographic Information Systems’
23. Marlon G. Boarnet and Sharon Sarmiento (1998), ‘Can Land-use Policy Really Affect Travel Behaviour? A Study of the Link Between Non-work Travel and Land-use Characteristics’
24. A.A. Walters (1961), ‘The Theory and Measurement of Private and Social Cost of Highway Congestion’
25. William S. Vickrey (1963), ‘Pricing in Urban and Suburban Transport’
26. Mark A. Delucchi (2000), ‘Environmental Externalities of Motor-Vehicle Use in the US’
27. Mark K. Dreyfus and W. Kip Viscusi (1995), ‘Rates of Time Preference and Consumer Valuations of Automobile Safety and Fuel Efficiency’
28. Kenneth A. Small (1997), ‘Economics and Urban Transportation Policy in the United States’
29. Peter Jones and Arild Hervik (1992), ‘Restraining Car Traffic in European Cities: An Emerging Role for Road Pricing’
30. Peter Nijkamp (1994), ‘Roads Toward Environmentally Sustainable Transport’
31. Inge Mayeres (2000), ‘The Efficiency Effects of Transport Policies in the Presence of Externalities and Distortionary Taxes’
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