China Urban Development Discussion Series - Sustaining Personal Mobility in Urbanizing China
China's massive population, high density and fast economic development produce huge demand for transportation investment. For now, megacities in China are congested by cars, choked with air pollutants and constrained by housing affordability. How to sustain city and regional mobility in the ever-expanding and high-density megacities or megaregions are utmost challenges calling for innovative solutions. Will it be effective to add fixed guideway transit to the pre-existing regional highway network? How might the interest of city governments, provincial governments and central government fit each other and shape a large-scale railway investment strategy? What is its implication for future personal mobility? Please join us in the lecture for more perspectives and insights on this topic.
China Urban Development Discussion Series, Spring 2012