Title

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT ON THE PERIPHERY: A CASE STUDY OF FREIBURG, GERMANY AND CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

land use - planning, land use - urban density, policy - sustainable, place - urban, place - low density, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban planning, Transportation planning, Transit, Town planning, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Suburbs, Real estate development, Public transit, Policy analysis, Metropolitan area planning, Mass transit, Local transit, Land use planning, Freiburg (Germany), Developers, Density, Community planning, City planning, Chula Vista (California), Case studies, Automobile use, Automobile usage, Automobile travel

Abstract

This paper examines how transportation planning institutions, processes and actions interact with land use planning institutions, processes and action to make urban areas more or less sustainable. New land development projects on the peripheries of Freiburg, Germany and Chula Vista, California, are compared. Planners in both places are committed to the concept of sustaining the features of their cities that they find desirable but differ dramatically in their attempt to achieve sustainability. Chula Vista is pursuing relatively low-density, automobile-oriented land development patterns, while Freiburg is pursuing relatively high-density land development in conjunction with transit service. Both cities can be considered sustainable locally, but Chula Vista has sought to sustain certain transportation and land use qualities that may not be sustainable in a global sense.

Comments

Transportation Research Part D Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619209