|dc.contributor.author||Chandler, W R||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Land use/transport integration is no longer a nice sounding
professional platitude. It is a major factor in the challenge of
achieving adequate urban infrastructure world-wide. In different
countries and different circumstances there are variations in
importance, but it is not uncommon for transport elements to
account for more than half the total infrastructure costs of new
suburban development (Saggers 1990). There is a high degree of
consensus about the importance of land use/transport integration,
but there is also a major gulf between the rhetoric and the reality.
The subject of land use/transport integration is not new. Some
readers may proclaim- 'no, not againl'. But herein lies the
problem. Despite consensus about the importance of the subject,
the practice has been found wanting.
This paper is based on a Masters thesis prepared at Monash
University by Chandler (1994), which was supervised by
Professor Ken Ogden. The thesis reviewed past actions related to
the interaction between transport and land use in Melbourne,
Australia. It concluded, firstly, that there had not been
spectacular success in integrating transport and land use decisions
and secondly that, amongst other actions, the chances of success
in integration would likely be greater if Local Government played
a more significant and effective role.
Firstly, this paper, identifies contemporary circumstances in
Australia which have led to a resurgence of interest in the subject.
Secondly, it highlights a resultant deterioration in quality of life
for many people which, if left unchecked, will eventually create
destructive social, environmental and economic situations. It is
observed that these problems are occurring, or are likely to occur
in other countries in the region.
Thirdly, the paper places emphasis on the importance of
understanding user needs, and activities and travel characteristics
at the local level. The paper concludes with the identification of
the 'window of opportunity' presented by the year 2000 - the new
millennium. Actions proposed address the costly and damaging
gap between the rhetoric and the reality - focusing particularly on
the role that Local Government can play in addressing this
|dc.subject||Land use, transport integration, traffic facilities, urbanisation, personal mobility, freight movement, community concern, infrastructure provision, dimensions of land use, evolving Australasian culture, operating transport systems, major alterations, dynamic urban change, concept of land, current discussion, role of local government, transport planning.||en_AU|
|dc.subject.other||POST DG EXPORT SUBMISSION||en_AU|
|dc.title||Local Government and its Changing Role in Transport and Land Use Integration||en_AU|
|Appears in Collections:||ITLS Working Papers 1996|