WIT Press


Magnetic Levitation Technology In Urban Transport Systems: Sustainable Connectivity For Cities Of The 21st Century

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010641

Volume

52

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,385 kb

Author(s)

N.G. Child & B.R. Glanville

Abstract

Magnetic levitation technology in urban transport systems: sustainable connectivity for cities of the 21** century N.G. Child* & B.R. Glanville^ 'University of Technology, Sydney; Child & Associates, Sydney, Australia ^Rolins Consulting, Canberra, Australia Abstract Major cities internationally confront the challenges of urban congestion. Population pressure and the need for individual mobility and transport functionality drive this international dilemma. Conventional wisdom often seeks solutions in long established transport strategies and concepts. Sydney is an interesting case study. A quarter of Australia's population lives in and around this, its largest city. During the second half of the 20* Century, much of Sydney's growing population retreated from a traditional and compact inner city lifestyle to embrace the perceived space and freedom of an expanding suburbia. The last decade or so has, in large part, seen a reversal of that trend. Sydney's expanding popula

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