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Linking urban transport and land use in developing countries
Robert Cervero

University of California, Berkeley a

e mobility challenges of the developing world are considerably different than those in wealthier, advanced countries, and so are the challenges of coordinating transportation and land use. Rapid population growth, poverty and income disparities, overcrowded urban cores, poorly designed road networks, spatial mismatches between housing and jobs, deteriorating environmental conditions, and economic losses from extreme traffic by congestion are among the more vexing challenges faced by developing cities that could be assuaged through improved coordination of transportation and urban development. is is underscored by examples reviewed in this paper from South Asia, Southeast
Asia, China, India, Africa, and South America. It is concluded that whatever is done to improve transportation and land-use integration must be pro-poor. e cardinal features of integrated and sustainable transport and urbanism everywhere—accessible urban activities and safe, attractive walking and cycling environs—are particularly vital to the welfare and prosperity of urbanites in the world’s poorest countries.
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Urban transportation; land use; Developing cities; Air quality; Poverty

1 The challenges of rapid growth in developing cities e mobility challenges of the developing world are considerably different than in wealthier, advanced countries, and so are the challenges of coordinating transportation and land use. If the two are well coordinated, the potential benefits to natural environments, less-privileged members of society, and longterm economic prosperity, I argue, are even greater.
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