Urban planners often employ concepts from other disciplines, including economics. For example, many planners have become convinced that pricing is an essential element of any comprehensive urban plan. T. Vanoutrive’s paper ‘Don’t think of them as roads. Think of them as road transport markets’, published in the journal Progress in Planning, offers one of the most comprehensive critical discussions of the concept of congestion charging, a concept welcomed by many contemporary planners. Also in other publications, he discusses the history, sociology and consequences of economic ideas promoted by transport planners.

Researcher(s)Thomas Vanoutrive
Period: present