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Title: Transport problems of rapidly developing cities : the case of Bombay
Author: Joshi, Pratibha M.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1984
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The city performs certain essential, unique social and economic functions, the efficiency of which are vital both for the city itse lf and the whole country which it serves. Access and mobility are the key to the efficient organization and development of the city. If people continue to move into urban areas that are already overcrowded, the urban area will deteriorate drastically unless steps are taken towards a proper spatial organization of land use. This is especially a problem in the primate cities of the third world, the development of which is in many cases being hindered by ineffective and inefficient transport systems. This results in diseconomies in all sectors of the urban economy. This research focusses upon the transport problems in third world cities, with special reference to Bombay, India. Having had the opportunity to live and travel in several large cities of the developed economies but as a frequent visitor to third world cities, the contrasts in the character of the urban areas, and particularly, the nature of the urban transport problems was all too apparent and invited examination.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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