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Title: Sustainable Transport Development Zones: A Model for Developing Southeast Asian Cities? Lessons from Bangkok
Author: Boonlua, Tarawut
ISNI:       0000 0001 3470 3271
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2007
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There is a worldwide drive for sustainable development, which has been recognised as a concept that should be employed in planning our cities. To do this, particular consideration should be made in relation to the physical planning and design of the cities, emphasising one important aspect, transport. Embedded in the concept of planning for sustainable transport in both developed and developing countries are two major issues: sustainable urban form and sustainable urban transport. This research sets out to investigate the most sustainable planning and design solution for transport development areas in Southeast Asia, whose contexts are distinguished from other international cities. It does this by proposing the concept of Sustainable Transport Development Zones (STDZ), deriving from the development of Transit-Oriented Development (TaD) and Transit Development Zones (TDZ) familiar in the USA and Europe. The research questions are: I. What are the definitions of sustainable urban fonn and sustainable urban transport? 2. What is the relationship between sustainable urban fonn and sustainable urban transport? 3. What are the definitions of Transit-Oriented Development (TaD) and Transit Development Zones (TDZ)? 4. What criteria can be derived from general theories and good practice in TODs and TDZs to help establish Sustainable Transport Development Zones in S.E. Asia? 5. Could STDZs improve the future sustainability of transport development zones in Bangkok and other developing S.E. Asian cities? The research tests the STDZ concept in four case studies in Bangkok. It uses a number of research methods especially the literature review of the above mentioned conc~pts and the development of criteria for STDZs to test the existing and potential sustainability of these cases. The research finds that the cases vary in their existing levels of sustainability and all have the potential to become more sustainable if developed appropriately in the future.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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