Sustainable Transportation: Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management

Sustainable Transportation: Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management

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Overview

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 analyzeactual planning and decision-making in transportation agencies in a variety of governance settings. This analysis of real-world case studiesdemonstrates 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662517222
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Series: Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Henrik Gudmundsson is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Transport at the Technical University of Denmark. He has a PhD in Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School. Henrik s main areas of research and teaching is sustainable transport policy, planning, and assessment. He has held leading positions in several national and European researchprojects and is the author of articles publishes in international scientific journals on transportation, environment, and planning.

Ralph Hall is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He has a PhD in Technology, Management, and Policy from MIT. Ralph's research and teaching interests focus on applying the concept of sustainable development to infrastructure with a specific emphasis on transportation, water supply, and sanitation systems. He is the co-author of the textbook Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State.

Greg Marsden is Professor of Transport Governance and Director of the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. His research interests relate to the why and howof policy making and in particular the interaction between different agents and agencies inthe policy process. He works extensively on issues surrounding climate change, resilienceand energy in the transport sector (and beyond).He is an Editor of the Journal of Transport Policy.

Josias Zietsman is Head of the Environment and Air Quality Division at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and serves on the Graduate Faculty of Texas A&M University. He holdsa PhD in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research and teaching interestsencompass transportation and the environment. He has led several high-profile projects inthe area of transportation and sustainability and is an active member in the research community.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Part I.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Sustainable Development.- 3 Planning for Transportation.-4 Transportation and Sustainability.-5 Governance and Decision-Making in Transportation.-6 Indicators.-7 Frameworks.- Preamble to Part II.-8 European Union Transport White Paper.-9 High Speed Rail in England.-10 New York’s GreenLITES Rating Systems.-11 Japan's 'Eco-Model' City Program.- 12 Conclusions.

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