The Geography of Urban Transportation

Fourth Edition

Edited by Genevieve Giuliano and Susan Hanson

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April 12, 2017
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“A valuable contribution to the understanding of the field of urban transportation....The editors have assembled an impressive array of experts....The spread of topics and issues covered by this book will ensure that it will become a ready reference for practicing professionals as well as a good introductory textbook for upper-class undergraduate and beginning graduate students in a variety of fields concerned with understanding urban transportation.”

Regional Studies (on the third edition)


“The fourth edition of this book continues the strengths of previous editions, integrating the fundamental concepts of urban transportation with the newest technologies and practices that illustrate and challenge those concepts. It offers an even-handed balance of social and economic concerns, and is well edited with frequent connections across chapters. This edition is enhanced by new chapters on global logistics systems grounded in urban neighborhoods, information and communications technologies that simultaneously reduce and increase travel, theories behind how we model transportation, and the vital relationship between transportation and social equity. I look forward to using the fourth edition in my upper-division transportation geography course.”

—Julie Cidell, PhD, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


The Geography of Urban Transportation has long been unmatched in its ability to capture its topic’s broad interdisciplinary sweep, and to convey this breadth in a manner accessible to the student, practitioner, and policymaker. The fourth edition brings the story up to the minute with the latest in modeling techniques, planning practices, and research findings and controversies. It is the indispensable text for those committed to learning how to improve the societal, environmental, and economic performance of this vital aspect of metropolitan regions worldwide.”

—Jonathan Levine, PhD, Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan


“This classic in transportation geography has been updated to include the latest trends and ideas in urban transportation planning, while maintaining the strong conceptual framework that characterized previous editions. The editors have brought together an impressive group of experts, and the book has been updated to provide case study examples from cities throughout the world. The diversity of topics makes this book an essential part of the library of transportation professionals and a good introductory textbook for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.”

—Ruth L. Steiner, PhD, Director, Center for Health and the Built Environment, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida


“An informative, go-to text on transportation issues and trends. Updates in the fourth edition have made the book even more relevant and applicable. The contributors are well known and revered in the field, and the editors have done a great job of bringing together a wide range of topics into a coherent whole. Chapters build an understanding of the past, address current problems, highlight successes, and challenge common approaches in a thoughtful and informative manner. This is an excellent resource for upper-division undergraduates or graduate students.”

—Kathleen Deutsch-Burgner, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Barbara City College


“A valuable addition to the bookshelves of professional planners, as well as students and scholars. The editors and contributors carry us through the subject in a logical manner, from the development and structure of urban areas in relation to transportation and communication infrastructure, to the fundamentals of transportation planning, to policy issues. The book offers a comprehensive view of issues surrounding the geography of urban transportation, but its relevance is even broader—it speaks to anyone interested in understanding and effecting policy for urban areas in general.”

—Michael Ratcliffe, geographer, U.S. Census Bureau
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