Settlement Patterns, Urban Form And Travel

Authored by: Peter Headicar

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well-Being

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023307
eBook ISBN: 9781315728261
Adobe ISBN: 9781317542407

10.4324/9781315728261.ch15

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Abstract

From earliest times the growth of settlements has been influenced by the connectivity they enjoy with other places through natural or man-made transport routes. The form of settlements themselves has undergone profound changes with the development of successive transport technologies. Bicycles, trams, buses and commuter railways overcame the constraints of walking and – coupled with population growth – introduced ‘suburbia’ as the dominant urban form surrounding the densely developed core of formerly compact towns and cities.

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