How Great Cities Happen

Integrating People, Land Use and Transport

Cities series

John Stanley, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, Janet Stanley, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne School of Design and Roslynne Hansen, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia

Urban planners in developed countries are pushing hard for closer integration of land use and transport. At the same time, gaps in knowledge and understanding are becoming more apparent, as the traditional focus has been on the shape of the city, rather than how it functions as a place to live and visit. How Great Cities Happen addresses this challenge by developing a wider, all-encompassing agenda for more productive, inclusive and sustainable cities.

‘This fine volume on cities draws from the considerable stock of wisdom accumulated over many years by its three authors, all of whom have leading international reputations and experience in the fields of city planning and management. It mixes hard empirical analysis with a sensitive appreciation of human needs, including those often neglected in urban decision-making, notably that of children and young people. It is a timely and important addition to the urban canon.’
– Brendan Gleeson, The University of Melbourne, Australia

‘A must-read for charting sustainable urban futures, How Great Cities Happen is chock full of illustrative and inspiring international examples, highlighting experiences in two of the world’s most liveable cities – Melbourne and Vancouver. Key steps for creating great cities, informed by some of best research to date, are offered throughout. Here the authors stress good governance, reliable funding, affordable housing, and what so far has received scant attention in the literature, socially just and child-friendly communities.’
– Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US

2018 320 pp Paperback 978 1 78811 945 0 £31.95 £25.56 $48.00 $38.40
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