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Waiting for the interurban : the politics of light-rail planning in Seattle

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dc.contributor.advisor Judith Layzer. en_US
dc.contributor.author Foltz, Kimberly en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-wa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-29T18:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-29T18:23:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/59723
dc.description Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-93). en_US
dc.description.abstract Transportation systems pose some of the most intractable challenges to sustainable, climate-friendly cities. As the fastest growing source of greenhouse-gas emissions, transportation is critical to sustainability. Yet transportation planning is complex, involving dynamic, multi-modal systems, and requiring the collaboration of multiple jurisdictions. Efforts to implement a more sustainable transportation system, therefore typically confront multiple barriers. This thesis examines a 20-year process to establish a light-rail system in Seattle, Washington to explore the opportunities for and obstacles to devising sustainable metropolitan transportation systems. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Kimberly Foltz. en_US
dc.format.extent 94 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.title Waiting for the interurban : the politics of light-rail planning in Seattle en_US
dc.title.alternative Politics of light-rail planning in Seattle en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 669050942 en_US


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