Transportation Engineering and Planning

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Tschangho John Kim
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2
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2009
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Transportation Engineering and Planning is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Transportation Engineering and Planning presents the readers with diverse sources of information and knowledge about transportation engineering and planning, to help ensure that informed actions are compatible with sustainable world development. It begins with a historical analysis of transportation development, since an understanding of how transportation technologies developed is a prerequisite for understanding issues involved in transportation systems, and for developing sound policy analysis. Next, the various chapters analyze transportation problems, discusses the state of public policy addressing those problems, considers the causes and effects of changes in demand for mobility as the socio-economic environment changes, and then deals with the fundamental questions related to transportation. These two volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Tschangho John Kim, began his education in architectural engineering in his native South Korea and completed graduate study in planning at Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1976. He completed two years’ graduate study in Urban Design in Austria, and worked in Germany, South Korea, Indonesia, Sweden, Kenya, and the People’s Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. In 1979–80 he served as project director of the National Comprehensive Transportation Study of Korea, sponsored by the World Bank. He also directed the Optimal Transport Sector Development Project in Indonesia in 1990–1. He served as the director of the Office of Overseas University Collaboration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was the University of Illinois liaison officer to the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc. (MUCIA). He was an advisor to Governor Thompson of Illinois on international affairs, a Fulbright scholar to Germany, senior Fulbright scholar toKorea, a member of the Geography and Regional Science Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation (NSF), and chair of the National Advisory Committee for GIS Implementation of Korea. He is editor of an international journal, The Annals of Regional Science, the head of delegates from Korea for Technical Committee for GIS Standardization (TC 211) of the International Organization for Standards (ISO), project leader for international standard for Multimodal Tracking and Navigation of LBS System, and an advisor to the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) in Saudi Arabia since 1994.

Kim teaches courses in transportation, GIS, and the application of the social sciences to urban and regional planning. Recent research funded by the National Science Foundation focused on models that attempt to show the impact of transportation on urban form and structure, and evaluate the economic impacts of transportation interruptions by unscheduled events. Other research projects include development of efficient, real time traffic data using personal communication systems (PCSs), travel time forecasting using real time traffic data, episodic and seasonal controls for transportation for improving air quality, and GIS standards. Kim has published seven books dealing with urban systems analysis, regional systems analysis, expert systems applications to urban planning, expert systems in environmental planning, environmental programming evaluation, and spatial planning in Indonesia. In addition, he has published twenty book chapters, forty-six journal articles, and thirty-six professional articles.

Table of Contents (27 Chapters)
  • 1. Transportation Engineering and Planning

    Tschangho John Kim
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  • 2. Historical Transportation Development

    William L. Garrison
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  • 3. Technological Changes and Transportation Development

    William L. Garrison
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  • 4. Transportation Development and Institutional Change

    Thompson G.L.
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  • 5. History of Goods Transportation

    James Nolan
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  • 6. Transportation Systems

    David Boyce
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  • 7. Highways and Private Modes of Transportation

    Max G. Lay
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  • 8. Urban Public Transportation Systems

    Vukan R. Vuchic
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  • 9. Paratransit Systems

    Roy E. Lave, Rosemary G. Mathias
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  • 10. Water Transport Systems and Port Developments

    Mary R. Brooks
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  • 11. Railroad Transportation

    Carl D. Martland
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  • 12. Network Developments in Aviation

    Eric Pels
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  • 13. Airport Design and Development

    Yeong Heok Lee and Kwang Eui Yoo,Chang-Ho Park
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  • 14. Urban Travel

    David Boyce
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  • 15. International and Interregional Transportation

    Hajime Inamura
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  • 16. Safety of Transportation

    Benekohal R.F.
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  • 17. Mobility and Social, Technological and Environmental Changes

    Roger R. Stough
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  • 18. Social Change and Demand for Mobility

    Kenneth Button
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  • 19. Transportation and Air Quality

    Himanen V.
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  • 20. Transport and Energy

    Peter Newman
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  • 21. Intelligent Transportation Systems

    Roger R. Stough and Guang Yang
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  • 22. Telecommuications Substitution for Transportation

    John S. Niles
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  • 23. Transportation in the 21st Century: Technological Innovation

    Lakshmanan T.R. and William P. Anderson
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  • 24. Perspectives on Sustainable Transport

    Peter Nijkamp
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  • 25. Sustainable Mobility

    Peter Nijkamp, Erik Verhoef, Barry Ubbels, and Caroline Rodenburg
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  • 26. Sustainable Transport and Public Policy

    David Banister
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  • 27. Institutions for Sustainable Transportation Management: Principles and Evolution

    Kingsley E. Haynes
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