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Ecologically Sustainable Transportation

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation Book
Author : Fraser Shilling
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-02-15
ISBN : 9780128141489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecologically Sustainable Transportation: Planning, Building, and Operations provides transportation researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with a consistent and cohesive examination of the local, regional, and national environmental issues in sustainable transportation systems planning, development, and implementation. Ecologically Sustainable Transportation compiles numerous topics together in one resource to bridge the gap between the study and practice of these interdisciplinary fields. The book is an accessible resource for transportation professionals on basic ecology principles, connecting the academic and technical literature to the practice of transportation road ecology. Helping to define the environment component of sustainable transportation, Ecologically Sustainable Transportation focuses on ecological planning, mitigation, and monitoring in several dimensions of transportation systems. Engaging those who make transportation decisions currently or in the future, Ecologically Sustainable Transportation offers practical insights and guidance on the entire spectrum of road ecology issues within the context of sustainable transportation systems. Uniquely includes coverage of the relationship between road systems and climate change Targets the needs of both researchers and practitioners to support multiple levels of knowledge and expertise Interdisciplinary integration of transportation, sustainability, and ecological academic research with applied usage Teaching and learning aids such as case studies, chapter objectives, dialogue boxes, glossary, text boxes and online teaching resources

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning Book
Author : Jeffrey Tumlin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-24
ISBN : 0470540931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Eco Cities and Green Transport

Eco Cities and Green Transport Book
Author : Huapu Lu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 012821516X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The increasingly rapid growth of global urbanization requires cities to be built in an ecologically sustainable, energy efficient, and livable way. A critical component in achieving these goals is an urban transportation system that use natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, Eco-cities and Green Transport sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Presenting each case in a systematic, uniform, and structured way, Eco-cities and Green Transport examines different cities at different scales to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. It examines city infrastructure and the built environment, transport system supply and demand, and transport behavior to offer innovative policy solutions for various transport modes. With end of chapter experiences and lessons summarized, Eco-cities and Green Transport provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs.

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

Handbook of Sustainable Travel Book
Author : Tommy Gärling,Dick Ettema,Margareta Friman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-10-13
ISBN : 9400770340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume gathers distinguished researchers on travel behavior from a variety of disciplines, to offer state-of-the-art research and analysis encompassing environmental, traffic and transport psychology; transport planning and engineering; transport geography; transport economics; consumer services research; environmental sociology and well-being research. The underlying dilemma is that neither contemporary transportation technology nor contemporary travel behaviors are sustainable. The path toward sustainability is complex, because the consequences of changing technology and attempts to change travel preferences can be extreme both in economic and in social terms. The Handbook of Sustainable Travel discusses transportation systems from environmental, social and economic perspectives, to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms, and to envisage potential strategies towards more sustainable travel. Part I offers an introduction to the subject, with chapters review historical and future trends in travel, the role of travel for a good society, and the satisfaction of travelers with various features of travel options. Part II proceeds from the fact that the car is the backbone of today’s transportation system, and that a break with automobiles is likely to be necessary in the future. Contributors review the development of private car use, explore economic and psychological reasons why the car has become the primary mode of transport and discuss how this can be changed in the future. Part III addresses the social sustainability of travel, providing insights into the social costs and benefits of leisure, business and health travel, and taking into account the social costs or benefits of measures whose goals are primarily environmental. The authors provide the necessary background to judge whether proposed transport policies are also sustainable from a social perspective. Part IV highlights future alternatives to physical travel and surveys ecologically sustainable travel modes such as public transport and non-motorized modes of transportation.

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transportation Book
Author : Henrik Gudmundsson,Ralph P. Hall,Greg Marsden,Josias Zietsman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-07-03
ISBN : 3662469243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook provides an introduction to the concept of sustainability in the context of transportation planning, management, and decision-making. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, indicators and frameworks for measuring sustainable development in the transportation sector are developed. In the second, the authors analyze actual planning and decision-making in transportation agencies in a variety of governance settings. This analysis of real-world case studies demonstrates the benefits and limitations of current approaches to sustainable development in transportation. The book concludes with a discussion on how to make sustainability count in transportation decision-making and practice.

Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

Infrastructure Sustainability and Design Book
Author : Spiro N. Pollalis,Andreas Georgoulias,Stephen J. Ramos,Daniel Schodek
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-19
ISBN : 1136320385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental design, architecture, and landscape architecture review current sustainable large-scale projects, the roles team members hold, and design approaches, including alternative development and financing structures. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainability within infrastructural systems, such as those for energy, water, and waste, so that you know what's possible. And best of all, they present here for the first time the Zofnass Environmental Evaluation Methodology guidelines, which will help you and your team improve infrastructure design, engineering, and construction.

National Research Agenda for Transportation and Sustainable Communities

National Research Agenda for Transportation and Sustainable Communities Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sustainable City IV

The Sustainable City IV Book
Author : C. A. Brebbia,Enzo Tiezzi
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1845640403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban areas produce a series of environmental problems arising from the consumption of natural resources and the consequent generation of waste and pollution. These problems contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances. All these problems, which continue to grow in our society, require new solutions. This book addresses the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. Publishing papers from the Fourth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, the volume includes topics such as: Strategy and Development; Planning; Development and Management; Environmental Management; Planning Issues; Socio-economic Issues; The community and the City; Cultural Heritage; Architectural Issues; Traffic and Transportation; Land Use and Management; Public Safety; Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Transportation and Transport Integration; Depleted Ecological Resources; Environmental Pollution; Energy Resources Systems.

Sustainability in European Transport Policy

Sustainability in European Transport Policy Book
Author : Matthew Humphreys
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-11-19
ISBN : 1136876197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The construction of the European Economic Communities in 1950 primarily set out to build an integrated economic zone in which national borders were, to a large extent, overcome. The ability of persons and goods to move freely within the economic zone was seminal in the realisation of economic integration. Underlying this, and therefore an implied necessity for European growth, an effective transport infrastructure was essential. However, with rising awareness of environmental issues, and a closer regard to sustainability of development, European transport systems and their regulation have come under scrutiny. This book sets out a critical analysis of the body of law and policy initiatives that constitute the EU's common transport policy. The development of the transport policy is charted through amending and founding Treaties as well as non-legislative documents. The book uses a model of sustainability as the basis for the analysis as the criteria for sustainable development were set out under Article Eleven of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. However, sustainable development, when taken in the context of transport is difficult to reconcile with unbridled economic growth and unchecked freedom of movement and the book identifies a contradiction at the heart of European policy which can only become more accentuated as environmental trends become more explicit. The book argues that European regulation will eventually be forced to recognize this dichotomy, and take more forceful action to protect environmental and social development, even at the cost of economic progress. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students on European Union law and policy courses, transport studies courses and European integration courses. The book is of relevance to all those interested in environmental and transport matters.

Sustainable Transport and Tourism Destinations

Sustainable Transport and Tourism Destinations Book
Author : Luca Zamparini
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2021-02-08
ISBN : 1839091274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transport and sustainability are intrinsically linked. This book examines the links between transport, tourism, and sustainability by means of a series of large case studies covering several countries.

Sustainable Transportation in Canada

Sustainable Transportation in Canada Book
Author : Apogee Research, Inc,National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (Canada). Task Force on Sustainable Transportation
Publisher : National Round Table
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report presents a review of the domestic and international literature on sustainable transportation, and combines this with the results of interviews on sustainable transportation with key governmental and non-governmental organizations. The first chapter summarizes some of the trends that have led researchers and other commentators to conclude that transportation has become unsustainable. it reviews the most serious impacts of unsustainable trends in transportation, including health impacts and global climate change, and also addresses the relative contribution of different modes to the unsustainability of transportation in Canada. Chapter 2 outlines elements of analysis as well as policy and program development, describing broad tools that have been used or considered in policy development for sustainable transportation. Chapter 3 summarizes specific policy options that have been studied and/or implemented in Canada and internationally, and describes associated jurisdictional and timing issues.

Toward Sustainable Transportation Indicators for California

Toward Sustainable Transportation Indicators for California Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development

Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development Book
Author : P. P. Pillai,R. P. Nair
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Papers presented at the Seminar on "Strategies for Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development" held on February 21-22, 1994, at Trichur, India.

Ecology in Transport Problems and Solutions

Ecology in Transport  Problems and Solutions Book
Author : Aleksander Sładkowski
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 3030423239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book analyzes how transport influences the ecology of various regions. Integrating perspectives and approaches from around the globe, it examines the use of different types of engines and fuels, and assesses the impact of vehicle design on the environment. The book also addresses the effect of the transport situation in agglomerations on their environmental safety. Various types of environmental impacts are considered, from traditional emissions to noise and vibration. Presenting scientific advances from 7 European countries, the book appeals to experts, teachers and students, as well as to anyone interested in the environmental aspects of the transport industry.

Ecologically Sustainable Development

Ecologically Sustainable Development Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Transport Pricing and Charges

Sustainable Transport Pricing and Charges Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 200?
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport Book
Author : OECD Staff,Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Staff,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environmental Policy Committee. Working Party on Pollution Prevention and Control. Working Group on Transport
Publisher : Organization for Economic
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conventional approaches to mitigating transport's environmental impacts have used observed and projected transport trends and sought to assess the environmental impacts of these trends. Whilst this approach is acknowledged as useful, it is not perceived as capable of leading to meeting long-term environmental objectives. Accordingly the project on Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) was initiated in late 1994. The EST is a backcasting exercise. One or more desirable futures are defined and policy development is guided by an assessment of what is required to achieve them. The project comprised four phases: Phase 1 involved a review of relevant activities of member countries and defining the development of the project; Phase 2 focused on the gap between current and projected trends; Phase 3 has been the backcasting exercise; Phase 4, which has overlapped with Phase 3, refined the criteria for achieving ESTG and development policy guidelines. This report represents the results of Phase 3 of the project.

The Environment and Transport

The Environment and Transport Book
Author : Yoshitsugu Hayashi,Kenneth Button,Peter Nijkamp
Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of 26 articles published over the past 20 years concerning pollution, the effects of traffic on the environment, and the development of controls both a regional and national level. They cover air and noise pollution, methods for the economic evaluation of pollution, transport demand and traffic congestion, the interaction between transport and land use, the effects of rail, methods and estimates of external effects, clean fuel, electric vehicles, telecommunication, intelligent transport systems, and automotive emissions and fuel taxes and road-user charges in less developed countries. The papers are reproduced from their original publication. Only names are indexed.

Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning Creating Smart Cities

Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning  Creating Smart Cities Book
Author : Ercoskun, Ozge Yalciner
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2011-12-31
ISBN : 1613504543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies – from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications – with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field.

Communicating Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Communicating Environmentally Sustainable Transport Book
Author : OECD Staff,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Staff,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher : Organization for Economic
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication sets out the discussions of an OECD workshop, held in Berlin in December 2002, to address issues related to the implementation of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) guidelines, endorsed by OECD Environment Ministers in 2001. Conclusions reached include that a combination of measures will be required to achieve real progress and overcome barriers to change effectively, including 'hard' measures (such as taxes, emission standards, speed limits, and other fiscal and regulatory instruments) and 'soft' measures (such as the provision of information and the use of communication strategies and educational techniques). A number of policy recommendations are given on how soft measures can be used to increase the acceptance of hard measures, as well as their direct role in changing transport-related behaviour.