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Urban transport and land-use policies in East and West: learning from experience?

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This paper considers the implications of changing land use and transport patterns in cities in Central and Eastern Europe. It reviews experience elsewhere, primarily in Western Europe, where a spiral of increasing mobility and dispersal is widely acknowledged to be environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. Policies being adopted at different scales in attempts to modify these trends are outlined, and some considerations for CEE cities are highlighted. It is argued that sustainable land use and transport systems are a matter of political choice.

Keywords: cities, environment, land use, sustainability, transport

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