Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Cities in the Third Millennium

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URBAN SYSTEMS
Transportation in the Built Environment: Cities in the Third Millennia
Robert Prieto
1.0 PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Transportation in the third millennia will undoubtedly evolve in ways few can even imagine today. Whether the visions embodied by the Jetson's personal spacecraft or the physics stretching concepts of the Star Trek's transporter beams become reality, none here today will ever know. But what we do know is that the challenge in meeting our transportation needs even in just the next century will require a combination of creativity and commitment seldom seen in peaceful endeavors. The survival of cities and perhaps humanity itself is increasingly linked to our ability to move people and goods in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. This notion of sustainability or sustainable development must be the central goal of our development and redevelopment of our cities and the transportation networks that bind them together in the 21st century. In this paper I will briefly look at:
a. Transportation in the 21st century - A range of challenges
b. Drivers of transportation form
c. Opportunities transportation form creates
d. Forgotten links
e. A global roundup
f. The 21st century opportunity

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