Forecasting Urban Travel

Past, Present and Future

David E. Boyce, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, US and Huw C.W.L. Williams, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University, UK

Forecasting Urban Travel presents in a non-mathematical way the evolution of methods, models and theories underpinning travel forecasts and policy analysis, from the early urban transportation studies of the 1950s to current applications throughout the urbanized world. From original documents, correspondence and interviews, especially from the United States and the United Kingdom, the authors seek to capture the spirit and problems faced in different eras, as changing information requirements, computing technology and planning objectives conditioned the nature of forecasts.

‘Certainly one of the best books ever on transport modelling. We have been waiting for this sort of book for a long time. Anyone who wants to figure out the reasons why different kinds of transport model have been developed during the last 60 years must read this book. It starts at the beginning round about 1953 and it brings the field up to date to 2015 covering many different approaches to models from aggregative gravitational to activity-based and on to agent-based but covering equilibrium, assignment and a host of policy issues that have directed the field over several generations of models and model-builders.’
– Blog

2016 672 pp Paperback 978 1 78471 360 7 £42.00 £33.60 $69.00 $55.20
2015 672 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 960 2 £150.00 £135.00 $218.00 $196.20

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