Making Urban Transport Sustainable

Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2002-11-30
Genre: Political Science
Pages: 299 pages
ISBN 13: 0230523838
ISBN 10: 9780230523838
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
Making Urban Transport Sustainable addresses the future of urban transport as a global issue. Money is being poured into roads, railways and airports at a time when the global atmosphere is threatened and oil production has reached its peak. If the world's environment and societies are to be sustained, urban transport has to change. Contributions by experts from the developed and developing world discuss the severity of the problem and suggest potential solutions.
Making Urban Transport Sustainable
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: N. Low, B. Gleeson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-30 - Publisher: Springer

Making Urban Transport Sustainable addresses the future of urban transport as a global issue. Money is being poured into roads, railways and airports at a time when the global atmosphere is threatened and oil production has reached its peak. If the world's environment and societies are to be sustained, urban transport has to change. Contributions by experts from the developed and developing world discuss the severity of the problem and suggest potential solutions.
Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Asian Development Bank
Categories: Sustainable development
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

Books about Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia
SUMP for Cities’ Sustainable Development
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Marija Burinskienė, Rasa Ušpalytė-Vitkūnienė
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-07 - Publisher: MDPI

In a rapidly changing world, it is necessary to increase the engagement of local authorities and stakeholders to make urban mobility cleaner and more sustainable. The best way is to combine great ideas and innovative measures with political support. This Special Issue consists of six articles analyzing the impact of SUMPs. Innovative measures have been proposed to change urban transport systems towards sustainability: Chinese research has analyzed the tourist flow of Tibet using innovative technologies: mobile phone data, visualizations using GIS, and social networks. Lithuanian authors proposed three autonomous car travel development concepts that should become a conceptual tool in the development of ITS and C-ITS. An English scientific paper is based on a review of local transport policy documents from 13 cities in four countries. Most cities seek to reduce car travel as a proportion of trips. Experience from Slovenia shows that the comprehensive traffic calming approach has positive effects and contributes to achieving sustainable mobility. Korean researchers used the GINI coefficient to evaluate the bus system to identify bus nodes in order of importance. The last article described that multicriteria decision-making methods have been successfully used for assessing the effectiveness of sustainable transport systems, and a universal evaluation model was proposed.
Planning and Design Criteria to Make Urban Transport More Sustainable
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Gülnar Bayramoglu
Categories: City planning
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Since the industrial revolution, technological developments and increased population have caused environmental damages. Accordingly, appearance of the term of Global Warming makes the humanity to revise their facilities in all fields. Sustainability occurred to protect the nature and architectural environment. This term has been proposed not to be a new term but a response to environmental disturbances caused by human activities and it is re-conceptualization of architecture. It contains the imbalance between environmental problems which is natural environment and consumption that occurred all around the world. An important part of sustainability debate focused on urban planning and design for more sustainable forms and patterns. In particular it is discussed that planning and design of urban areas have a major effect on transport and therefore can help reduce car usage, emissions, global warming and climate change. There are many criteria and strategies to prevent car dependency and encourage people to use public transportation and walking. To achieve sustainable transport, there should be design for walkable and easy accessible areas.
Transforming Urban Transport
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Nicholas Low
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

This book confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport require local institutional policy action. To support such action, the book explores new methods of governance of transport in dispersed and concentrated cities, new techniques for assessing transport needs, ways of improving childhood mobility, guidelines for political mobilization, and norms of knowledge sharing. This book provides a unique fusion of Asian and Australasian perspectives and engages with the coming needs of transport planning practitioners in both high density and dispersed cities.
Urban Mobility in a Global Perspective
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Oliver Schwedes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world's population lives in cities rather than rural areas. Whereas in industrialized countries urban and transport development has now reached a certain degree of saturation, it is proceeding in other regions of the world with an enormous dynamism. This book presents for the first time a survey of global urban and transport development in order to gain an overview of the magnitude of the global challenges. Against this background, the study proposes a direction for future deliberations that will provide an adequate response to the looming urban mobility problems. (Series: Mobility and Society / Mobilit�t und Gesellschaft, Vol. 9) [Subject: Sociology, Urban Studies, Transportation, Public Policy]
Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development: Technologies, Applications and Management
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Yigitcanlar, Tan
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-31 - Publisher: IGI Global

"This book aims to bridge the gap in the current literature by addressing the overall problems present in major infrastructure in society, and the technologies that may be applied to overcome these problems"--Provided by publisher.
Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Carey Curtis, Nicholas Low
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

In a world seeking to tackle global environmental problems such as climate change, the importance of local and national institutional change to deal most effectively with these issues is critical. This book presents an investigation of the institutional barriers preventing the development of a new vision for urban transport compatible with these realities and in those terms 'sustainable'. Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, the book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon. The authors' case studies in three metropolitan cities show how transport policy has become institutionally fixated on a path dominated by private, road-based transport and how policy systems become encrusted around investment to accommodate private cars, erecting an impenetrable barrier against more sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions. Representing a new approach to understanding transport policy, this book brings sophisticated political-institutional analysis to what has traditionally been the domain of engineering and technology. The authors connect the empirical content to this theory and the issue of sustainability making the findings applicable to most cities of the developed world, and to fields beyond transport planning. A strategy and program of action is outlined to take advantage of changing public perceptions and aimed at creating a new vision for urban transport.
An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Preston L. Schiller, Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. The book starts by placing transportation within the broader sustainability discussion, emphasising a comprehensive approach to sustainability planning and introducing the notion of 'regenerative transportation'. In sections on policymaking and planning the book examines how decisions are currently, and how they should be, made - explaining the complex and often misunderstood area of public participation. The authors explain demand management as applied to transportation and present lessons from other public arenas and areas of application, especially in urban-suburban areas. The text takes readers through each and every mode of transport, beginning with human-powered modes and ending in motorized modes, including marine and air transport. The modes are analyzed separately and in comparison with others according to several criteria: Capacity/utility/functionality considerations; infrastructure demands; resource consumption; land use considerations; pollution; and costs. In ways that non-technically trained readers as well as planning students professionals can find useful the book includes guidance on how to optimize transportation systems; balancing economic, social and environmental objectives while creating just, robust, and diverse, rather than one-size-fits-all, solutions. The modes are grouped and compared within their respective contexts, and there is vital discussion and differentiation between passenger and freight-goods transport. The final section develops a comprehensive summary of the previous chapters and develops arguments for sustainable transportation policymaking and integrated planning, providing international examples and case studies and extracting from them general applications for integrated sustainable transportation. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport.
Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Daniel Oviedo, Natalia Villamizar Duarte, Ana Ardila Pinto
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-16 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This volume of Transport and Sustainability focuses on how spatial and social mobilities are intertwined in the reproduction of spatial and social inequities in Latin American cities.
Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Dinesh Mohan, Geetam Tiwari
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-02 - Publisher: CRC Press

As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use. Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.
Spatial Planning, Urban Form and Sustainable Transport
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Katie Williams
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

The ways in which we travel have a huge impact on sustainability. This book addresses the relationship between travel patterns and the physical form of cities, and considers the role of spatial planning in that relationship. Three sections present empirical research and commentaries from leading academics and practitioners from Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan. The first section considers the impact of urban form in combination with factors such as lifestyles and socio-demographic change on sustainable transport. The second addresses the impact of different elements of urban form, such as density, configuration and mix of uses, on mobility. The final section focuses on issues surrounding the implementation of spatial planning policies to support sustainable travel. The book will be of interest to practitioners, academics and students in the fields of planning, transport and geography.