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/ Solomon, Hart, Malone, Brian, Garcia, Jaime, Bottesini, Giovani, Hoeun, Sovandary, & Chartier, Gene. — Second edition — Ottawa : Transportation Association of Canada, 2018.
x, 196 pages : illustrations, tables, glossary, bibl.
The guide presents guidelines for the planning, design and implementation of measures to reduce the speed and/or volume of non-local traffic (i.e., traffic calming). It explains the principles of traffic calming; outlines a five-stage process for introducing and implementing traffic calming; and describes the applicability, effectiveness, design principles and costs for traffic calming and speed management measures. The types of measures covered include vertical deflection, horizontal deflection, roadway narrowing, surface treatment, pavement markings, access restriction, gateways, enforcement, education, shared space, and emerging technologies and measures.
/ Horne, Ralph. — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
xvi, 214 pages : illustrations, index, bibl. — (Routledge equity, justice and the sustainable city series)
The first part explores perspectives on housing and climate change in cities, housing and urban policies for sustainability, and socio-technical transitions to sustainable housing designs in low carbon cities. The second part examines actions to reduce carbon consumption in the construction, design and use of housing. It addresses housing retrofit and renovation, low carbon building regulations, and behavioural change. The final part focuses on governance of housing sustainability in low carbon cities, including urban intensification, the equity and sustainability of smart cities, and household carbon regulation. While the book is grounded on the Australian model of owner-occupied housing, suburban development and densifying cities, international examples and comparisons are provided.
Measuring the effectiveness of regional governing systems: A comparative study of city regions in North America
/ Hamilton, David K. — New York, NY : Springer, 2013.
1 online resource (xi, 189 pages) : illustrations, index, bibl., PDF. — (Public administration, governance and globalization ; 2)
The book explores regional governance in Canada and the United States. It covers the historical development of local government; the structure of local government systems; drivers, processes and examples of government restructuring, with an evaluation of restructuring in Montréal and Toronto; public, private and non-governmental collaboration at the regional level; regional governance by special district in Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Vancouver; financial and administrative costs of restructuring in Toronto and Hamilton; measuring the effectiveness of regional governing systems; the impact of government scale on participation; the future of regional governance; and the European Union model as applied to metropolitan areas.
/ Shoup, Donald C. (Ed.). — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
xix, 513 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps, index, bibl.
The papers in the book explore research and implementation of three parking reforms in cities: (1) removing off-street parking requirements; (2) charging the right prices for on-street parking, including the costs of free parking, pricing fines and the removal of disabled parking placards; and (3) investing parking meter revenues in public service improvements where they are collected from through parking benefit districts. Practical guidance is also offered for planners. The focus is primarily on cities in the United States (e.g., Austin, Berkeley, Buffalo, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco), but it also looks at Asian cities, Mexico City and London, UK.
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