Title

Toward a typology of transportation-related urban design problems and solutions: case studies of small and medium sized cities in the eastern United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

This report explores the relationship between urban design and transportation through a review of the literature and an analysis of case studies of small to medium sized cities of the northeastern and southeastern United States. A detailed analysis of case studies has been conducted to develop a typology of transportation-related design problems and solutions for small to medium sized cities. Multiple methods were employed for analyzing the relationships. These included a literature review, graphical analysis and documentation, and other methods employed in urban design. The report first presents a review of the literature on the relationship between urban design and transportation. The next section of the report presents examples of transportation design problems faced by the cities employed as case studies. This section also discusses the viable solutions to these problems. The analysis is related to the literature discussed in the first section as well as to the demographic, economic, and historic characteristics of the cities. A "typology" of transportationrelated design problems and solutions for small to medium sized cities emerges from this discussion.

Disciplines

Urban Studies and Planning

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