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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

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.

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.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 1996-01-01
ISBN : 9780821335987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This publication elaborates on how the specific characteristics of the different transport subsectors affect the potential for expanding the role of competitive markets. It defines the principal challenges currently faced by the transport sector as a whole as: (i) the completion of basic infrastructure networks and (ii) the provision of adequate maintenance for them. Future challenges may include: (i) increasing responsiveness to customer needs, (ii) adjusting to global trade patterns, and (iii) coping with rapid motorization. These challenges highlight the need to reform institutional and transport policy in order to support a better quality of life on a sustained basis. This book identifies some generally applicable principles and best practices as the foundation of a policy for more sustainable transport. Economic and financial sustainability requires that resources be used efficiently and that assets be maintained properly. Environmental and ecological sustainability requires that the external effects of transport be taken into account fully when public or private decisions are made that determine future development. Social sustainability requires that the benefits of improved transport reach all sections of the community. It is necessary to redefine the role of governments in the transport sector--the focus in transport policy must shift toward a market-based approach with the private sector taking on more of the responsibility for providing, operating, and financing transport services and infrastructure. The role of the government would therefore decline, but its importance as the enabler of competition and the custodian of environmental and social interests would increase. The World Bank Group's role will be to focus on institutional and policy reform; it can help governments fulfill their enabling and supervisory role in a freer transport market through more selective and focused technical assistance for building the capacity and skills needed by the public sector." -- Website.

A Sustainable Transportation System in Hong Kong

A Sustainable Transportation System in Hong Kong  Book
Author : Hoi-Ting Jannie Leung,梁凱庭
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-01-26
ISBN : 9781361164167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This dissertation, "A Sustainable Transportation System in Hong Kong?: Towards an Era of Ecological Modernisation" by Hoi-ting, Jannie, Leung, 梁凱庭, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3126113 Subjects: Urban transportation - Environmental aspects - China - Hong Kong Sustainable development - China - Hong Kong

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.

Ecologically Sustainable Development Working Groups

Ecologically Sustainable Development Working Groups Book
Author : Australia. Ecologically Sustainable Development Working Groups
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780642169327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sustainable City V

The Sustainable City V Book
Author : A. Gospodini,C. A. Brebbia,Enzo Tiezzi
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1845641280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In The Sustainable City V many interrelated aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusions and crime prevention are addressed. The papers included were originally presented at the Fifth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability and will be of interest to city planners, architects, environmental engineers and all academics, professionals and practitioners working in the wide range of disciplines associated with creating a viable urban environment.In this book the papers are published under the following topics: Architectural issues; Cultural heritage; Energy resources systems; Environmental management; Healthy cities; Indicators: ecological, economic, social; Land use and management; Mega cities; Planning issues; Planning, development and management; Public safety; Revitalisation strategies; Socio-economic issues; Spatial modelling; Strategy; Sustainable transportation and transport integration; The community and the city; Traffic and transportation; Urban-rural relationships.

Environmental management system for Queensland Transport

Environmental management system for Queensland Transport Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Book
Author : Preston L Schiller,Jeffrey Kenworthy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-09
ISBN : 1317289145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables. The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

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.

To Drive Or Not to Drive

To Drive Or Not to Drive Book
Author : Matthew Vare
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Towards an Ecologically Sustainable Transport Sector

Towards an Ecologically Sustainable Transport Sector Book
Author : Helen Rosenbaum
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780858021051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Achieving Sustainable Mobility

Achieving Sustainable Mobility Book
Author : Erling Holden
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-16
ISBN : 1317185862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable mobility has become the new imperative for transport policy. There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, such as the development of more efficient conventional transport technologies, the promotion of efficient and affordable public transport systems and the encouragement of environmental awareness. Such policies have so often been presented as prerequisites for sustainable mobility that they are now taken for granted. But are any of these policies really successful? To what extent do they actually contribute (or fail to contribute) to sustainable mobility? Why do some policies succeed and others fail? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies - or hypotheses, as the author sees them - with detailed empirical investigations. It also argues that leisure-time travel should be included in any sustainable mobility policies, as it now accounts for 50 per cent of all annual travel distance in developed countries. The book concludes by suggesting fourteen theses of sustainable mobility for the EU and a new model for future best practice.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport Book
Author : R Tolley
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2003-08-29
ISBN : 1855738619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cycling and walking are both essential components in sustainable transport strategy and are becoming an ever more important part of urban planning. There is now a wealth of international experience of how well sustainable planning works in practice and how it can be improved. With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Sustainable transport sums up many of the lessons learnt and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorised transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling and walking with public transport. Since education is a critical element in sustainable transport planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Sustainable transport is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching transport issues. Comprehensive handbook covering sustainable transport initiatives world wide Focuses on walking and cycling as alternatives to motorised transport systems Presents practical advice on how to encourage sustainable transport schemes

The Ecology of Transportation Managing Mobility for the Environment

The Ecology of Transportation  Managing Mobility for the Environment Book
Author : John Davenport,Julia L. Davenport
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-06-30
ISBN : 1402045042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume reviews the ecological effects of road, rail, marine and air transport. The focus ranges from identification of threats and repair of damaging effects to design of future transport systems that minimize environmental degradation. The scope of coverage extends from small ecosystems to the planet as a whole. Experts from a variety of disciplines address the topic, expressing views across the spectrum from deep pessimism to cautious optimism.

Towards Environmental Sustainability

Towards Environmental Sustainability  Book
Author : Emin Tengström
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-20
ISBN : 0429773854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1999, this study consists of an empirical analysis of current Danish, Dutch and Swedish national transport policies along with some policy options for the near future, intended to reduce the present unsustainable character of the national transport systems. The study deals only with passenger transport, primarily on land, rather than freight transport. There exists a distinct focus on environmental sustainability, along with the role of the automobile in transport systems.

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning Book
Author : Knoflacher, Hermann,Ocalir-Akunal, Ebru V.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN : 1522521178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While modern cities continue to grow and become more efficient in many sectors as their population increases, public transportation has not yet caught up. As a significant industry in contemporary society, further progress in transportation systems is more vital than ever. Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning is an informative reference source that outlines why current transportation systems have become inefficient in modern societies, and offers solutions for the improvement of transportation infrastructures. Highlighting key topics such as parking organization, car ownership, energy consumption, and highway performance, this is a detailed resource for all practitioners, academics, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in studying the latest trends and developments in the transportation sector.