Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways
Author: Oliver Lah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN: 0128148985
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways examines how sustainable urban mobility solutions contribute to achieving worldwide sustainable development and global climate change targets, while also identifying barriers to implementation and strategies to overcome them. Building on city-to-city cooperation experiences in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book examines key challenges in the context of the Paris Agreement, UN Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, including policies needed to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon pathway for transport and how an integrated policy strategy is designed to provide a basis for political coalitions. The book explores which institutional framework creates sufficient political stability and continuity to foster the take-up of and long-term support for sustainable transport strategies. The linkages of climate change and wider sustainable development objectives are covered, including success stories, best practices, and quantitative analysis for key emerging economies in public transport, walking, cycling, freight and logistics, vehicle technology and fuels, urban planning and integration, and national framework policies. Provides a holistic view of sustainable urban transport, focusing on policy-making processes, the role of institutions and successes and pitfalls Delivers practical insights drawn from the experiences of actual city-to-city cooperation and on-the-ground policy work Explores options for the integration of policy objectives and institutional structures that form coalitions for the implementation of sustainable urban mobility solutions Describes the policy, institutional, political, and socio-economic aspects in cities in five emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Turkey

Technology and Business Strategy

Technology and Business Strategy
Author: Igor Stepnov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 3030639746
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Business Strategy Book Excerpt:

This book examines how new technologies have transformed global markets, as well as global business strategy. It explores how digitalization, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other changes in technology have led both to new opportunities but also to increased uncertainty within both business and legislature. By pulling together academics from Russia, China, France, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and other countries, this book provides a truly international perspective on the impact of new technologies across areas including smart cities, corporate governance, EU legislation and logistical enterprise. It will be valuable reading for academics interested in digitization, digital business, digital entrepreneurship and the way that technological change has informed strategy.

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions
Author: Barbara Norman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN: 1317283147
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions Book Excerpt:

In an urbanizing world, the majority of people live in urban settlements predominantly on the coastal edge. Focus has historically been on people, place and the challenges and opportunities of living with global change, and academic attention has largely been on sustainability science or sustainable solutions. This book seeks to strengthen the relatively weak link between sustainability science, land use planning and socio-economic change, and show that a more integrated approach to planning will be required to develop more sustainable pathways for cities and regions in the future. Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions builds on the recent publications on cities and climate change, resilient cities and coasts, and sustainable cities, and looks at the ways in which current planning approaches need to be adapted to embrace concepts including green growth, planetary boundaries, healthy cities and longer-term sustainability. Drawing on case studies from four cities selected for their publicly stated commitment to sustainability – Canberra, Kuala Lumpur, Copenhagen and New York – the author proposes seven sustainable pathways and draws conclusions on the positive contribution planning can make in preparing urban and regional communities for significant change in the twenty-first century city. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban planning, sustainable cities, climate change, green growth and community engagement. It will also be of great value to leaders and community activists seeking more sustainable pathways for their cities and regions.

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport
Author: Corinne Mulley,John Nelson,Stephen Ison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 1000367096
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport. Chapters in this book are dedicated to specific key topics, identifying the challenges therein and pointing to emerging areas of research and concern. The content is written by an international group of expert contributors and is enhanced through contributions from practitioners to deliver a broader perspective. The Handbook deals with public transport policy context, modal settings, public transport environment, public transport delivery issues, smart card data for planning and the future of public transport. This comprehensive reference work will be a vital source for academics, researchers and transport practitioners in public transport management, transport policy and transport planning.

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Author: Un-Habitat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1317932862
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe 2

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe 2
Author: Beate Müller,Gereon Meyer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN: 3030380289
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe 2 Book Excerpt:

This book gathers contributions from researchers and practitioners that foster user-centric, cross-modal and sustainable transport systems in Europe. It reports on cutting-edge approaches discussed within the project MOBILITY4EU, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission, and presented at the second conference “Towards User Centric Transport in Europe” that took place in Brussels in Fall 2018. The respective papers describe innovative approaches to improving urban mobility and accessibility, achieving zero-emission mobility, and guaranteeing, seamless operations. Co-creation approaches are also discussed. Highlighting technological, socio-economic and political strategies alike, the book provides researches and stakeholders with a comprehensive, timely snapshot of current measures and challenges for the mobility of tomorrow.

A U Turn to the Future

A U Turn to the Future
Author: Martin Emanuel,Frank Schipper,Ruth Oldenziel
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 1789205603
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A U Turn to the Future Book Excerpt:

From local bike-sharing initiatives to overhauls of transport infrastructure, mobility is one of the most important areas in which modern cities are trying to realize a more sustainable future. Yet even as politicians and planners look ahead, there remain critical insights to be gleaned from the history of urban mobility and the unsustainable practices that still impact our everyday lives. United by their pursuit of a “usable past,” the studies in this interdisciplinary collection consider the ecological, social, and economic aspects of urban mobility, showing how historical inquiry can make both conceptual and practical contributions to the projects of sustainability and urban renewal.

Humanizing Cities Through Car Free City Development and Transformation

Humanizing Cities Through Car Free City Development and Transformation
Author: Doheim, Rahma M.,Farag, Alshimaa Aboelmakarem,Kamel, Ehab
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN: 179983509X
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanizing Cities Through Car Free City Development and Transformation Book Excerpt:

The heavy dependency on private cars has shaped the design of cities. While offering fast, comfortable, and convenient commutes, cars have become the most popular method of transportation, but are also a health crisis due to the toxic emissions they release into the atmosphere as well as the high death toll from traffic accidents. For these reasons, there is a need to minimize the use of cars within cities in favor of greener and humanized urban design that would improve the quality of life and reduce the global threat of climate change. Humanizing Cities Through Car-Free City Development and Transformation is an essential publication that explores the concepts of car-free cities and city humanization as possible solutions to reduce the deteriorating effect on the environment and the community. The publication discusses the urban initiative to implement pedestrianization and humanization of cities and public spaces to promote the concept of car-free living. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including city humanization, smart mobility, and urban policies, this book is ideally designed for urban planners, environmentalists, government officials, policymakers, architects, transportation authorities, researchers, academicians, and students.

Transforming Urban Transport

Transforming Urban Transport
Author: Nicholas Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN: 1136187901
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Urban Transport Book Excerpt:

Transforming Urban Transport confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world wedded to mobility: the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuelled path and the real paucity of viable technological alternatives which can be deployed in time. To respond to the dilemma, the ideal of urban transport must be changed from auto-based mobility to systems of sustainable transport in which public transport, and non-motorised transport work together to reduce climate change pressures, enhance urban quality and preserve life and health. The book challenges the commonly held view that a combination of urbanity and higher residential density expressed in compact cities (expected to have greater public transport use) will resolve urban transport/environment problems, instead showing that transport systems can be changed to meet the environmental imperatives without the massive spatial change implied. But the problem of change of urban transport is profoundly institutional and cultural. 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 need, ways of improving childhood mobility, guidelines for political mobilization, and norms of knowledge sharing. Drawing together leading scholars from different disciplines in Australia, Japan and China, 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.

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2021

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2021
Author: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 9210011139
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2021 Book Excerpt:

The publication focuses on greening urban passenger transport systems in Asia and the Pacific region. It will review existing state of public transport systems and assess the environmental sustainability and inclusiveness of passenger transport. In the context of COVID-19, it will also includes an analysis of impacts of COVID-19 on urban mobility with cases form Asian cities. By analyzing anticipated growth of passengers, energy use and emissions, and the state of infrastructure and operation of passenger transport systems, the publication make policy recommendations to improve overall sustainability, inclusiveness and resilience of urban passenger transport systems in Asia. Use of technology and innovations, promotion of active mobility and integration urban and transport planning, and regional cooperation are some of policies and actions suggested. The publication provides sufficient insight into the measures and policies, as well as ESCAP interventions, towards achieving environmental sustainability and inclusiveness of passenger transport in the region, while building back better from the COVID-19 crisis.

Data Analytics Paving the Way to Sustainable Urban Mobility

Data Analytics  Paving the Way to Sustainable Urban Mobility
Author: Eftihia G. Nathanail,Ioannis D. Karakikes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 868
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 3030023052
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Analytics Paving the Way to Sustainable Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

This book aims at showing how big data sources and data analytics can play an important role in sustainable mobility. It is especially intended to provide academicians, researchers, practitioners and decision makers with a snapshot of methods that can be effectively used to improve urban mobility. The different chapters, which report on contributions presented at the 4th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, held on May 24-25, 2018, in Skiathos Island, Greece, cover different thematic areas, such as social networks and traveler behavior, applications of big data technologies in transportation and analytics, transport infrastructure and traffic management, transportation modeling, vehicle emissions and environmental impacts, public transport and demand responsive systems, intermodal interchanges, smart city logistics systems, data security and associated legal aspects. They show in particular how to apply big data in improving urban mobility, discuss important challenges in developing and implementing analytics methods and provide the reader with an up-to-date review of the most representative research on data management techniques for enabling sustainable urban mobility

Urban Transport XX

Urban Transport XX
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN: 1845647785
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Transport XX Book Excerpt:

Urban Transport XX contains the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment. Transportation in urban areas, with its related environmental and social impacts, is a topic of significant concern for policymakers in both municipal and central government and for the urban citizens who need effective and efficient transport systems. Urban transport systems require considerable studies to devise and then safeguard their operational use, maintenance and operational safety. Transportation systems produce significant environmental impacts and can enhance or degrade the quality of life in urban centres. Clearly the challenge of providing effective and efficient transport systems in urban settings remains an acute challenge with financial, political and environmental constrains limiting the ability of transport system planners and operators to deliver the high quality outcomes expected by the public. Topics covered include: Transport Strategies; Public Transport Systems; Environmentally Friendly Transport Modes; Pedestrians and Traffic; Environmental Impact; Intelligent Transport Systems; Transport Safety and Security; Infrastructure; Experiences from Emerging Countries; Land use and Transport Integration.

ITF Transport Outlook 2021

ITF Transport Outlook 2021
Author: International Transport Forum
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 9282114082
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ITF Transport Outlook 2021 Book Excerpt:

The ITF Transport Outlook 2021 provides scenarios for the development of transport demand up to 2050. This edition includes a special focus on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on transport systems, and models potential long-term changes with challenges and opportunities for decarbonisation.

Urban Transport XIX

Urban Transport XIX
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 1845647165
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Transport XIX Book Excerpt:

This book contains the papers presented at the nineteenth annual International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment. The papers cover research on how to minimise ecological and environmental impacts from urban transportation systems, make them sustainable, and use them to improve the socio-economic fabric of the city. Papers also address the concerns about the safety, security and efficiency of the systems.Topics covered include: Urban transport planning and Management; Transportation demand analysis; Traffic integration and control; Intelligent transport systems; Transport modelling and simulation; Land use and transport integration; Public transport systems; Environmental and ecological aspects; Air and noise pollution; Safety and security; Energy and transport fuels; Economic and social impact; and Advanced transport systems.

Technology Options in Urban Transport

Technology Options in Urban Transport
Author: Maike Puhe,Jens Schippl,European Parliament. Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union,Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9789282340134
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Options in Urban Transport Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization
Author: Md. Faruque Hossain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 0128176911
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Development for Mass Urbanization scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable cities. Chapters briefly explain the role of national and local governments in the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of ensuring that the water, air, food, and products used by the community are safe for the public and the environment. Other sections look at critical infrastructural systems, including Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems. Finally, new green technologies, practices and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing are covered. Case studies are presented in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions are implemented in existing Megacities around the world. Covers infrastructural systems, such as Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems Scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities Presents case studies in each chapter to further illustrate how these solutions work

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean
Author: Voula P. Mega
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-08-29
ISBN: 3319936808
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Responsible Cities and the Global Ocean Book Excerpt:

This book examines the nexus of cities and oceans and the interrelations between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11 and 14, just after the first two critical years following the milestone year of hope in 2015. It advocates for actions both for sustainable cities, the largest interconnected and only human ecosystem, and for the global ocean that is the largest physical ecosystem. Cutting-edge concepts and actions are presented by and for cities and oceans, following the global engagements during the years 2015-2017. In the era of global geopolitics, cities offer major democratic spaces between the micro-regulations of the local communities and the governance of the global commons. The role of education, trust, and citizen empowerment cannot be stressed enough. This book offers an evidence-based, holistic and integrated view of key urban and ocean sustainability issues at the horizon of 2030 and of 2050. The chapters cover the most prominent issues at the heart of the matter, and highlight systemic multi-stakeholder eco-responses towards sustainability with economic, social, environmental dimensions, including political and cultural aspects. This book offers a full exploration of cities and seas with an emphasis on vigorous paradigm shifts, redesigning human systems, and reconciling them with nature. Building on robust evidence, and transformational cases, it provides structured advice for world leaders, stakeholders and scholars.

Advances in Mobility as a Service Systems

Advances in Mobility as a Service Systems
Author: Eftihia G. Nathanail,Giannis Adamos,Ioannis Karakikes
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 3030610756
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Mobility as a Service Systems Book Excerpt:

This book gathers together innovative research and practical findings relating to urban mobility transformation. It is especially intended to provide academicians, researchers, practitioners and decision makers with effective strategies and techniques that can support urban mobility in a sustainable way. The chapters, which report on contributions presented at the 5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, held virtually on June 17-19, 2020, from Greece, cover the thematic areas of: social networks and traveler behavior; applications of technologies in transportation and big data analytics; transport infrastructure and traffic management; and transportation modeling and impact assessment. Special attention is given to public transport and demand responsive systems, electromobility, micromobility and automated vehicles. The book addresses the challenges of the near future, highlighting the importance of knowledge transfer, and it is intended to foster communication among universities, industries and public administration.

Urban Geography

Urban Geography
Author: Tim Hall,Heather Barrett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN: 1317313534
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Geography Book Excerpt:

This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. This edition builds on the success of the comprehensively revised fourth edition and provides revised chapters on transport/mobility and urban futures, with additional updating of readings and some case studies. The book synthesises a wide range of literature on each subject and presents the material in a lively engaging way, supported by an expanded range of student friendly features, including exercises and suggestions for further study.

Sustainable High Volume Road and Rail Transport in Low Income Countries

Sustainable High Volume Road and Rail Transport in Low Income Countries
Author: Michael Burrow,Gurmel Ghataora,Bruce Thompson,Bernard Obika
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN: 3039430882
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable High Volume Road and Rail Transport in Low Income Countries Book Excerpt:

This Special Issue presents an in-depth analysis of transport research commissioned by the UK Department for International Development under the High Volume Transport Programme (2017-2023). The analysis done in the period 2018-2019 contributes to the UK response to improving transport in the low-income countries in Africa and South Asia. As a result, key priorities have been identified for applied research in 2020 to make road, rail and urban transport more efficient and affordable, and all transport greener, safer and more inclusive for all users. This applied research is a vital link in making transport a sustainable lifeline for people in low-income countries, because transport gives farmers and manufacturers access to domestic and international markets and people in rural and urban areas access to schools and health services.