You are invited to the launch of Planning for Public Transport Accessibility, a new book by Professor Carey Curtis, Curtin University and Dr Jan Scheurer, RMIT Centre for Urban Research.

To be launched by Green Senator for Victoria Janet Rice, Planning for Public Transport Accessibility brings together a comparative analysis of the accessibility by public transport of 23 cities spanning four continents. The cities selected enable a comparison between cities by old world–new world; public transport modes; governance approach; urban development constraints.

The book provides a practical introduction to the evolution, rationale and effectiveness of a new generation of accessibility planning tools. The Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) tool is used as a practical example to demonstrate how city planners can find answers as they seek to improve public transport accessibility. Uniquely among the new generation of accessibility tools, SNAMUTS has been designed for multi-city comparisons.

A range of indicators are employed in each city including: the effectiveness of the public transport network; the relationship between the transport network and land use activity; who gets access within the city; and how resilient the city will be.

Richly illustrated with maps and diagrams, this volume provides a snapshot of current policymaking around the world in the realm of strategic planning for land use-transport integration and the growth of public transport.


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16 September 2016