Changing Course: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Transport

Publication | October 2009

Most Asian cities have grown more congested, more sprawling, and less livable in recent years; and statistics suggest that this trend will continue. Rather than mitigate the problems, transport policies have often exacerbated them. In this book, ADB outlines a new paradigm for sustainable urban transport that gives Asian cities a workable, step-by-step blueprint for reversing the trend and moving toward safer, cleaner, more sustainable cities, and a better quality of urban life.


  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Part A: The Need for a New Paradigm
    • What Is the Problem?
    • What Must Happen Now?
  • Part B: Content of the New Paradigm
    • Management
    • Financing
    • Policy
  • Conclusion