Broadening Horizons: Transportation and Development Around the Pacific

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-244-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-244-4 (ISBN-10), 1980, Soft Cover, Pg. 422

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Conference information: Specialty Conference | Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | July 21-23, 1980

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The Pacific Basin is a vast area bounded by five continents and containing thousands of islands. The result is a variety of peoples and cultures, giving rise to a multitude of urban planning development and transportation issues. The issues and solutions may be unique to a particular country and its peoples. The specialty conference on transportation and development around the pacific brought together professionals from many areas around the Pacific to exchange ideas and experiences. Topics of discussion include aviation systems and airport design and planning. Bulk transportation modes and energy conservation are addressed. Surface transportation systems, including railroads, highways and several public transportation systems are considered. Some attention is given to urban development and its relation to transportation. Environmental considerations are also discussed. Advanced applications to engineering are covered.

Subject Headings: Urban and regional development | Rail transportation | Basins | Islands | Air transportation | Airports and airfields | Freight transportation | Energy efficiency


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