Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Land use pattern and transport in Curitiba

by Harry Smith and Jeremy Raemaekers

This paper examines the degree of success of the city of Curitiba, Brazil, in controlling the energy expended in transport through integrated land use and transport planning. Three key variable settlement shape, density and location of activities---are applied to the investigation of this rare built example of a linear city. Conclusions are drawn which enable us to compare this city's experience favourably with Western cities, in terms of fuel burn, whilst also raising doubts about the validity of this experience as a benchmark in the context of developing countries.

Line of Buildings, Curitiba

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