From: Brian Richards [mailto:brianr@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 12:52 PM
Subject: Future Transport in Cities
I'm just writing to let you know that my new book 'Future Transport in
Cities' is now published by Spon Press.
Cities around the world are being wrecked by the ever-increasing burden
oftraffic. A significant part of the problem is the enduring popularity of
the private car - still an attractive and convenient option to many, who
turn a blind eye to the environmental and public health impact. Public
transport has always seemed to take second place to the car,and yet
alternative ways of moving around cities are possible. Measures to improve
public transport, as well as initiatives to encourage walking and cycling,
have been introduced in many large cities to decrease car use, or at least
persuade people to use their cars in different ways.
This book explores many of the measures being tried. It takes the best
examples from around the world, and illustrates the work of those architects
and urban planners who have produced some of the most significant models of
'transport architecture' and city planning. The book examines the ways in
which new systems are evolving, and how these are being integrated into
the urban environment. It suggests a future where it could be mandatory to
provide systems of horizontal movement within large-scale development, using
the analogy of the lift, upon which every high-rise building depends. In so
doing, future cities could evolve without dependence
on the private car.
Brian Richards trained as an architect at Liverpool and Yale and have taught
Architectural Association, and worked in Sweden, the United States, France
and Morocco. I have also worked as a consultant to OECD on pedestrian
movement, and with London Transport on station planning and interchanges.
This is my fourth book on the subject of transport and urban design.
Contents: Part One: The Transport Situation Today.
Part Two: Transport and the Future City.
Part Three: The New Transport Technology.
'Future Transport in Cities' by Brian Richards can be ordered from all good
bookshops at £24.99, or you can order a copy directly by phoning Spon Press
on +44 (0) 1263 343 071, by e-mail: book.orders@...
or via the
www.sponpress.com. Prices including P&P are as follows: UK £26.24, Europe
£27.94, ROW £31.49