The social meaning of "access": lessons in transport governance from cities in developed countries
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In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, in the United States and Australia and to a lesser degree in parts of Europe, the transition to more ecologically sustainable, equitable, and integrated transport and urban policies appears to be retreating. Climate change and resource depletion have become less popularly and politically (though not scientifically) important. Urban transport policy in the industrialised North generally remains resistant to change despite widespread acceptance of the need for more sustainable models. The role of urban government in this transition is the focus of this chapter.
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