Table of Contents

Some Basic Perspectives.
Towards a More Holistic Approach to Urban Transport Studies.
How to Describe Large Technical Systems and Their Changes over Time?.
The Meaning of the Words ‘Complex’ and ‘Complexity’.
Urban Transport Systems Today: a Variety of Complexity.
Responding to the Complex Transport Needs of Dispersed Wealthy Cities: a Comparison of Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada.
Urban Public Transport in an International Perspective.
An Analysis of the Situation in Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania from an Institutional Coordination Perspective.
Towards Sustainable Urban Transport in China: The Role of Bus Rapid Transit Systems.
The Complex Relationships between Motorized Mobility, Societal Development and Sustainability.
Coping with Complexity: Some Analytical Perspectives.
Progress in Coping with Complex Urban Transport Problems in the United States.
Self-organizing Systems and Innovations in Asian Cities.
Urban Transport in Africa: Opportunities for Maximising Intervention in Complex Systems.
Examples of Positive Changes of Complex Urban Transport Problems in Europe.
The Role of Actors in Coping with Urban Transport Development.
The "Non-Technical" Issues that Create Barriers to Successful Implementation of Urban Transport Projects in Developing Countries.
Portland and Smart Growth: What you can Learn from the Portland Experience.
Complex Urban Transport in Europe: Tackling Problems, Finding Solutions.
Economic Impact of Light Rail Investments: Summary of the Results for 15 Urban Areas in France, Germany, UK and North America.
Challenges in Dealing with the Complexity of Urban Transport.
How do Political Actors Deal with the Complexity of Urban Transport Development?.
Academic Studies of Complex Engineered Systems: How this New Knowledge can be Used to Improve Education and Practice for Mobility.
Safety and Sustainable Urban Transport.
How does VREF Proceed?. Urban Transport Development is a contribution to the ongoing global discussion on the future of urban transport. The main themes are how to cope with the complexity of urban transport development and the process of change including its determining factors. The role of leadership in the development process is the key issue. Main areas of discussion are the historical background, the diversity and complexity of present problems, and the outcome of attempts to promote positive future development in urban environments around the world.