A Research Agenda for New Urbanism
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A Research Agenda for New Urbanism

Edited by Emily Talen

New Urbanism, a movement devoted to building walkable, socially diversity cities, has garnered some successes and some failures over the past several decades. A Research Agenda for New Urbanism is a forward-looking book composed of chapters by leading scholars of New Urbanism. Authors focus on multiple topics, including affordability, transportation, social life and retail to highlight the areas of research that are most important for the future of the field. The book summarizes what we know and what we need to know to provide a research agenda that will have the greatest promise and most positive impact on building the best possible human habitat—which is the aim of New Urbanism.
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Chapter 5: Transportation

Wes Marshall


More research is needed to quantify the substantial transportation, economic, and social benefits that result from a less car-dependent and more walkable world. Research is needed to change the archaic conceptual foundations of transportation planning. Travel demand and funding models are outdated and fail to support multimodal transportation within walkable, mixed-use contexts. Researchers need to challenge the idea that advances in technology (like autonomous vehicles) will be a panacea for transportation problems. It would be fruitful to analyze how cities responded in an earlier era to the new technology at the time: the automobile. There are lessons to be drawn about how the attempt to change cities to accommodate future technologies can lead to unintended consequences.

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