Observation on City Planning

by Luther Gulick,

Serial Information: Journal of the City Planning Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Economical urban transportation systems to meet the present and future circulation demands of the urban complex must evolve through comprehensive analysis, research, and design based on an understanding of the function in and significance to the urban center of these systems. The complex factors involved in the economics of urban transportation are considered herein from the point of view of the urban public administrator and researcher. Reasons for the development of the modern urban area, the function of urban transportation, and causes for concern with urban transportation as a current problem are discussed. The theaters of decision crucial to urban transportation are analyzed in terms of the compelling economic considerations involved.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Urban areas | Transportation studies | High-rise buildings | Public transportation | Public buildings

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