|Title:||The Impossible Balance in Sydney|
|Authors:||Richmond, Jonathan E.D.|
|Abstract:||The idea of “balance” is being promoted for transport development in Sydney, but the concept is mythical because land-use – transport systems are dynamic and subject to feedback. A brief historical overview of the arrival and displacement of transport systems is given to illustrate “feedback” effects. Public sector responses to transport problems in the United States are then described, using metaphorical analysis to highlight their faulty assumptions and to demonstrate the danger of ignoring evolving patterns of landuse, consumer preferences, and the feedback effects on land-use of transport innovations. Sydney’s approach is compared to that of Los Angeles, and similarities are found in the development of inappropriate concepts of “balance.” Finally, suggestions are made for reaching a path to solutions. Planners are asked to inquire what kind of a city Sydney residents wish to inhabit before formulating concrete plans for transport.|
|Type of Work:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||ITLS Working Papers 1995|
|ITS-WP-95-9.PDF||70.73 kB||Adobe PDF|
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