Lessons from British and French New Towns: Paradise
Lost? explores the evolution of the New Towns in both France and the UK
from several perspectives including public policy, sociology, geography and
UK and French New Towns have many similarities in terms of
the role of the national state in tackling urgent problems of housing and urban
growth and in promoting innovative design and architecture. These innovative planned settlements have
left a contested and complex legacy, but are once again on the political and
urbanisation agenda in Europe, where a push for growth of housing and the
desire for sustainability are the new drivers of urban planning and design.
After years of the private development market being seen as the principal
instrument of urban growth and planning, it is time to assess the urban legacy
and the heritage of the UK and French New Towns. This book contrasts their
evolution on both sides of the Channel and shows what can be learned about post
war state planning and the future planning of new settlements.
The construction logistics manager plays an increasingly central role in the construction process. In fact, their decisions can crucially affect the success or failure of a project. Recognition of the critical role they play has spurred evermore interest in this budding field amongst both
researchers and practitioners. An accessible text on construction logistics, Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction provides essential guidance and expert advice for construction managers, as well as researchers and students in the field. This important new title looks at
arrangements with suppliers, the use of returnable packaging and off-site manufacture and assembly, IT systems used to manage the supply chain and logistics operations, such as delivery management systems, warehouse management systems and material planning and forecasting systems. It also considers
aspects of the contractual relationships between client, developer, main contractor and lower-tier contractors, all of which have an impact on how the supply chain is managed.In addition to providing a range of fresh ground-breaking case studies, the book features contributions from leading experts
in the field who have been involved in projects with companies such as TFL, BAA, The Red Cross, as well as big construction programmes such as the Olympics and Cross Rail.
Daniel Oviedo, Natalia Villamizar Duarte, Ana Ardila Pinto
This volume compiles contributions from international scholars on the social impacts of urban mobility and discussions on concepts and methods to examine the distributional effects of transport policies in Latin America.
Chapters discuss concepts and methods for explaining the distributional effects of transport policies and for exploring alternatives to ensure equity and non-discrimination in access for more inclusive cities. Recognizing the deep relationship between accessibility, equity and inclusion, the
contributions in this book are collated in three sections: structural dimensions of accessibility, active travel and local accessibility, and accessibility of emerging mobilities. The book builds on a balanced collection of case studies and comparative perspectives that showcase territorial,
economic, political and social drivers of urban mobility and the development of accessible and inclusive urban spaces in Latin American cities.