Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World
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Handbook on Transport and Urban Planning in the Developed World

Edited by Michiel Bliemer, Corinne Mulley and Claudine J. Moutou

This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of all of the major factors that underpin our understanding of urban and transport planning in the developed world. Combining urban and transport planning in one volume, the chapters present the state of the art as well as new research and directions for the future. It is an essential reference to all the key issues in this area as well as signalling areas of concern and future research paths. Academics, researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners will find it a constant source of information and guidance.
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Chapter 7: Urban freight distribution

Thomas H. Zunder, Paulus T. Aditjandra, Dewan Md. Zahurul Islam, Maciej R. Tumasz and Bruce Carnaby

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‘Une maison est une machine-à-habiter’ (‘A house is a machine for living in’) was the vision introduced by the Swiss-French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965), to kick off the era of modernist architecture and urban planning (Le Corbusier 1923 [2008]). In his words: [S]uppose we are entering the city by way of the Great Park. Our fast car takes the special elevated motor track between the majestic skyscrapers: as we approach nearer there is seen the repetition against the sky of the twenty-four skyscrapers; to our left and right on the outskirts of each particular area are the municipal and administrative buildings; and enclosing the space are the museums and university buildings. The whole city is a Park. (Le Corbusier 1923, cited in Jacobs 1961, p. 31)

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