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Greenways and Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems

Zawawi, Abdulrahman A.; Porter, Nicole; Ives, Christopher D.

Authors

Abdulrahman A. Zawawi

CHRIS IVES CHRIS.IVES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Assistant Professor



Contributors

Rahma M. Doheim
Editor

Alshimaa Aboelmakarem Farag
Editor

Ehab Kamel
Editor

Abstract

This chapter describes how greenways can be a constituent of sustainable urban mobility (SUM) systems that reduce automobile dependence while simultaneously having positive environmental and social co-benefits. It begins by providing a brief background on the harmful effects of automobile dependency. A chronological review of the evolution of greenways as a typology, divided into five generations starting from pre-1900 until today, demonstrates how various economic, political, environmental, and social factors have shaped blue-green corridors in different cities, mainly in English-speaking countries. The discussion then focuses on the integration process between greenways and SUM planning, as well as highlighting some of the planning challenges and opportunities of (re)developing greenways to support as non-motorized transport corridors. By critically analyzing the evolution of greenways in relation to urban mobility and their integration process, this chapter supports green space, transport, and design professionals to work toward a shared vision of sustainable cities.

Publication Date Jun 12, 2020
Publisher IGI Global
Pages 32-71
Series Title Advances in mechatronics and mechanical engineering
Book Title Humanizing cities through car-free city development and transformation
Chapter Number 2
ISBN 9781799835073
APA6 Citation Zawawi, A. A., Porter, N., & Ives, C. D. (2020). Greenways and Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems. In R. M. Doheim, A. A. Farag, & E. Kamel (Eds.), Humanizing cities through car-free city development and transformation (32-71). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3507-3.ch002
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3507-3.ch002
Keywords Non-motorized Transport, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Development, Mobility Corridors, Walkability, Landscape Architecture, Public Open Spaces, Urbanism
Publisher URL https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/257364#pnlRecommendationForm
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