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Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities

  • Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470540931
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 310
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"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. The book begins with criticism of conventional transportation practice, noting how the profession's usual tools have exacerbated rather than solved the congestion problems they were designed to address. More importantly, past practice has made transportation the biggest single producer of CO2 emissions in North America"--

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

  • Author: Knoflacher, Hermann,Ocalir-Akunal, Ebru V.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522521178
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 374
  • View: 7443
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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.

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

Integrating Sustainability Into the Transportation Planning Process

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
  • ISBN: 0309094186
  • Category: Sustainable development
  • Page: 59
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An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

Policy, Planning and Implementation

  • Author: Preston L. Schiller,Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136541942
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 368
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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.

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning

A Framework

  • Author: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Haneen Khreis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319749838
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 734
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This volume brings together the world’s leading experts on urban and transport planning, environmental exposures, physical activity, health and health impact assessment to discuss challenges and solutions in cities. The book provides a conceptual framework and work program for actions and outlines future research needs. It presents the current evidence-base, the benefits of and numerous case studies on integrating health and the environment into urban development and transport planning. Within cities there is a considerable variation in the levels of environmental exposures such as ambient air pollution, noise, and temperature, green space availability and physical activity. Many of these exposures, and their adverse health impacts, are related to and are being exacerbated by urban and transport planning and policy. Emerging research suggests that urban and transport planning indicators such as road network, distance to major roads, traffic density, household density, industry, and natural and green space can explain a large proportion of the variability in environmental exposures and therefore represent important and highly modifiable factors. The urban environment is a complex interlinked system. Decision-makers need not only better data on the complexity of factors in environmental and developmental processes affecting human health, but also an enhanced understanding of the linkages between these factors and health effects to determine at which level to target their actions most effectively. In recent years, there also has been a shift from trying to change at the national level to more comprehensive and ambitious actions being developed and implemented at the regional and local levels. Cities have come to the forefront of providing solutions for environmental issues such as climate change, which has co-benefits for health, but yet need better knowledge for wider health-centric action. This book provides the latest and most up-to-date information and studies for academics and practitioners alike.

The California General Plan Process and Sustainable Transportation Planning

The California General Plan Process and Sustainable Transportation Planning

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Land use
  • Page: 270
  • View: 626
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This report describes a project which assessed the California General Plan process as a tool for implementing sustainable development, with focus on transportation systems at the local level, and including the relationship of local transportation systems to regional and statewide systems. The project involved a literature review on the California General Plan process, the nature of sustainabilty and sustainable transportation, and criteria and evaluation methods for plans. Detailed analyses were conducted of policies from 26 General Plans against criteria designed to measure transportation sustainabilty and plan quality. In-depth case studies of the General Plan process were conducted in seven California communities. Results from informant interviews were also included.

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

  • Author: Ashish Verma,T.V. Ramanayya
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466581603
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 278
  • View: 2998
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Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and Requirements Than Developed Countries An efficient transportation system is critical for a country’s development. Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing countries, addresses current transportation system inefficiencies, explores the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the results for future use. Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares five cities using specific indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of economics and finance related to public transport. The authors emphasize preserving and improving existing modes, efficient use of the public transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth, modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy consumption and emissions. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and management in developing countries.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport

Planning for Walking and Cycling in Urban Environments

  • Author: Rodney Tolley
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849317835
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 713
  • View: 7564
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With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Creating Sustainable Transport sums up many of the lessons learned and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorized transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. The book examines 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. The contributors consider topics such as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car.

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

A Comparison Between Britain and the Netherlands

  • Author: Gary Haq
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 252
  • View: 8654
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This book provides a detailed examination of how sustainability has been interpreted in transport and environmental policy at a European, national and local level. The approaches of Britain and the Netherlands are compared within the context of the European Union.

Planning Sustainable Transport

Planning Sustainable Transport

  • Author: Barry Hutton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136754156
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 430
  • View: 706
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Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never made between one transport mode and another; door-to-door movements of both people and freight use combinations of different modes of transport. This book offers a cross-disciplinary overview of transport systems and the ways in which they interact with urban and regional planning decisions and environmental issues. It offers a thoughtful critique of existing methodology and policy, raising issues, providing facts, explaining linkages and, particularly, stimulating debate. The book methodically explores the definitions, trends, problems, objectives and policies of transport planning. In particular the author looks at land use as a major determinant of the nature and extent of the demand for transport, concluding that the management of land use has to be a key element of any sustainable transport policy. Planning Sustainable Transport will be essential reading for today’s transport specialists, planners and property developers. It will also be useful to postgraduate students in planning and related disciplines.

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transportation

Problems and Solutions

  • Author: William Richard Black
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606234854
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 299
  • View: 5669
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During the last two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding current transportation systems: climate change, urban air pollution, diminishing petroleum reserves, safety issues, and congestion. It explores the full range of possible solutions, including applications of pricing, planning, policy, education, and technology. Numerous figures, tables, and examples are featured, with a primary focus on North America.

Sustainable Transport, Mobility Management and Travel Plans

Sustainable Transport, Mobility Management and Travel Plans

  • Author: Marcus Enoch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317047656
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 244
  • View: 7038
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Charting the development of the travel plan as a concept, this book draws on a range of research-based contributions to determine the state-of-the-art and to explore a series of future scenarios in this area for practitioners and policy makers. Site-based mobility management or 'travel plans' address the transport problem by engaging with those organisations such as employers that are directly responsible for generating the demand for travel, and hence have the potential to have a major impact on transport policy. To do this effectively however, travel plans need to be reoriented to be made more relevant to the needs of these organisations, whilst the policy framework in which they operate needs modifying to better support their diffusion and enhance their effectiveness. Marcus Enoch breaks down the travel plan concept into four axes related to its development (namely segment, scale, structure and support), and investigates the following questions: - What makes them special? - Why are they introduced? - What do they look like in terms of their design and the measures they use? - How common are they and in what sectors and location types? - How effective are they? - What barriers do they face and how might these be overcome?

Sustainable Transportation in Canada

Sustainable Transportation in Canada

Backgrounder

  • Author: Apogee Research, Inc,National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (Canada). Task Force on Sustainable Transportation
  • Publisher: National Round Table
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Environmental policy
  • Page: 83
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Local Economic Development and the Environment

Local Economic Development and the Environment

Finding Common Ground

  • Author: Susan M. Opp,Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482209659
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 346
  • View: 8895
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A clear and practical examination of complex issues, Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground provides a broad, academic look at the intersection of two important areas for local administrators. In addition to managing development in a strained economic climate, most administrators are also expected to be stewards of the environment. However, economic conditions often leave them with limited options for pursuing economic development and, at the same time, being environmentally mindful. Many find themselves without a clear understanding of the concepts, tools, and best practices available to accomplish this herculean task. Translating complex environmental and economic concepts into easily applicable practices, the book: Gives practitioners the information they need to communicate with consultants, constituents, and officials, and to avoid ideological obstacles Compares regulatory differences between states and other geographical differences Includes examples from across the country to highlight variations in environmental regulations and laws Provides technical, legal, and political insights into the process of pursuing local economic development projects that incorporate protection and awareness Contains case studies that demonstrate the concepts in action, allowing readers to fully grasp the complexities associated with sustainable economic development Discusses how local administrators can balance the economic and environmental needs of the future Bridging the gap between policy-making intention and outcome, this book connects readers with a larger body of research that not only underpins practical applications but also helps them avoid legal, technical, and political obstacles. It provides an arsenal of best practices and everyday, easy-to-use strategies for optimizing the difficult balance between economic development and environmental protection.

Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable Transportation

Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management

  • Author: Henrik Gudmundsson,Ralph P. Hall,Greg Marsden,Josias Zietsman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662469243
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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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.

Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth

Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth

  • Author: Smirnova, Olga V.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522573976
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 309
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Long-term economic growth and increasing vehicle congestion is creating a greater demand for efficient and safe transportation. The high cost of maintaining and fixing pre-existing infrastructure is leading the industry to realize that sustainable long-term transportation planning is needed to keep pace with the growing economy. Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth examines contemporary transportation issues through the lens of various modes of transportation while also focusing on the importance of sustainability, urban planning, and funding. The book covers the topics of sustainability and climate change, public management and planning, financing of transportation infrastructure, and revenue and spending issues facing modern transportation infrastructure. It is ideally designed for engineers, planners, government officials, transportation specialists, legislators, researchers, academicians, students, and industry professionals seeking current research on sustainable transport systems.

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

  • Author: Kramberger, Tomaž
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522500022
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 511
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The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport

  • Author: Assoc Prof Nicholas Low,Prof Dr Carey Curtis
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409484106
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 278
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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.

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

  • Author: Paulo Ferrão,John E. Fernández
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 026231696X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 264
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Urbanization and globalization have shaped the last hundred years. These two dominant trends are mutually reinforcing: globalization links countries through the networked communications of urban hubs. The urban population now generates more than eighty percent of global GDP. Cities account for enormous flows of energy and materials -- inflows of goods and services and outflows of waste. Thus urban environmental management critically affects global sustainability. In this book, Paulo Ferrão and John Fernández offer a metabolic perspective on urban sustainability, viewing the city as a metabolism, in terms of its exchanges of matter and energy. Their book provides a roadmap to the strategies and tools needed for a scientifically based framework for analyzing and promoting the sustainability of urban systems. Using the concept of urban metabolism as a unifying framework, Ferrão and Fernandez describe a systems-oriented approach that establishes useful linkages among environmental, economic, social, and technical infrastructure issues. These linkages lead to an integrated information-intensive platform that enables ecologically informed urban planning. After establishing the theoretical background and describing the diversity of contributing disciplines, the authors sample sustainability approaches and tools, offer an extended study of the urban metabolism of Lisbon, and outline the challenges and opportunities in approaching urban sustainability in both developed and developing countries.