TRANSLAND: the Integration of Transport and Land Use Planning 169



TRANSLAND: the Integration of Transport and Land Use Planning 169

Authors

PEDLER A and PAULLEY N, Transport Research Laboratory, UK

Description

Transland was a one-year EC project studying innovative policies in the field of integrated urban transport and land-use planning, with specific reference to sustainability objectives.

Abstract

Transland was a one-year EC project studying innovative policies in the field of integrated urban transport and land-use planning, with specific reference to sustainability objectives.

Transland's main scope was to study and improve the present state of the art and practice of transport and land use planning. The project has served three objectives:

* to look backward in identifying good planning practice examples, insights from research previously conducted in this field and institutional conditions and barriers for integrated policy making,

* to look ahead to advise on best planning practice and,

* to provide an overview of the priority research areas that should appear in the EC's future research agenda.

The main activities within Transland to fulfil these objectives were:

* A review of the state of the art in the theory of land-use transport interaction at the urban-regional level and an overview of administrative and legal provisions influencing integrated policies.

* An assessment of twenty-six European case studies in the field of land- use and transport interaction.

* A workshop, which presented the preliminary findings of the reviews to researchers and practitioners in the field of integrated transport and land use planning. The primary aim was to obtain constructive feedback and comment from informed experts, both researchers and practitioners.

* The identification of best and good practice from the twenty-six case studies including an assessment of transferability.

The Transland project was commissioned under the EC 4 th Framework programme and was undertaken by a consortium of 6 European partners from 5 countries. This paper is based on the Final Report of Transland [Transland, 2000] and focuses on the findings based on the state of the art and state of the practice of integrated transport and land use planning.

Publisher

Association for European Transport