Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport
Author: R Tolley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 1855738619
ISBN 13: 9781855738614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transport Book Review:

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

Sustainable Mass Transit

Sustainable Mass Transit
Author: Thomas Abdallah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128113006
ISBN 13: 9780128113004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mass Transit Book Review:

Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation examines the numerous types of mass transit systems, looking closely at all their key functions, including operations, maintenance, development, design, building and retrofitting. It examines the mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, including green infrastructure, materials conservation, ecological conservation and other sustainable initiatives. The book explores organizational best practices, environmental regulatory constraints and life-cycle assessments, describing which sustainable elements can be added while rehabilitating or expanding a mass transportation infrastructure or ancillary facility. The book concludes with a look at forthcoming sustainable initiatives that will enhance mass transit systems. Contains case studies from the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia Uses applied research written by transportation practitioners and scholars Explores how Environmental Management System frameworks improve environmental performance in the operations, maintenance, design, rehabilitation and expansion of a mass transportation system Shows how teams from different fields, entities, agencies and cities can work together to solve complex sustainability challenges

Eco Cities and Green Transport

Eco Cities and Green Transport
Author: Huapu Lu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-04-11
ISBN 10: 0128215178
ISBN 13: 9780128215173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Cities and Green Transport Book Review:

Eco-cities and Green Transport presents a systematic, uniform, and structured way to examine different cities at different scales in order to suggest unique solutions appropriate to each scale. The book 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, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages for transforming cities and their transport systems to meet residents current and future needs. 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 uses natural resources as reasonably as possible. The outcome of a ten-year data collection research effort by the author and his team, the book sheds new insights into these challenges using a thorough investigation of traffic systems in 20 cities from 13 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Summarizes the essential experiences of green transport projects from cities around the world Analyzes projects using a consistent structure, allowing comparison of best practices and policy approaches Overviews the latest sustainable urban transportation concepts, tools, and best practices

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics
Author: Javier Faulin,Scott Grasman,Angel Juan,Patrick Hirsch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 012814243X
ISBN 13: 9780128142431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics Book Review:

Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics: Decision-Making Models and Solutions provides deterministic and probabilistic models for transportation logistics problem-solving and decision-making. The book presents an overview of the intersections between sustainability, transportation, and logistics, and delves into the current problems associated with the implementation of sustainable transportation and smart logistics in urban settings. It also offers models for addressing complex structural problems and procedures for estimating transportation externalities such as environmental and social impacts, both in industrial and government arenas, as well as decision-making models from operational, tactical, and strategic management perspectives. Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics also covers best practices for practical corporate policy implementation, making it a comprehensive and vital resource for researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and policy makers in transportation, logistics, urban planning, economics, engineering, and environmental science. Examines various modes of transportation Includes mathematical models for decision-making in a wide variety of situations Presents public transportation and smart cities use cases

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation
Author: Fraser Shilling
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128141489
ISBN 13: 0128141484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation Book Review:

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

Transportation Land Use and Environmental Planning

Transportation  Land Use  and Environmental Planning
Author: Elizabeth Deakin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0128151676
ISBN 13: 9780128151679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation Land Use and Environmental Planning Book Review:

Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning examines the practices and policies linking transportation, land use and environmental planning needed to achieve a healthy environment, thriving economy, and more equitable and inclusive society. It assesses best practices for improving the performance of city and regional transportation systems, looking at such issues as public transit and non-motorized travel investments, mixed use and higher density urban development, radically transformed vehicles, and transportation systems. The book lays out the growing need for greater integration of transportation, land use, and environmental planning, looking closely at changing demographic needs, public health concerns, housing affordability, equity, and livability. In addition, strategies for achieving these desired outcomes are presented, including urban design and land use planning, regional and corridor-level transit plans, bike and pedestrian improvements, demand management strategies, and emerging technologies and services. The final part of the book examines implementation challenges, considering lessons from the US and around the globe at both local and regional levels. Introduces never-before-published research Offers best practices for transit, cycling, urban design and housing provision Assesses emerging developments, such as smart cities, new vehicle technologies, automated highways and transportation sharing Examines the institutional and political dimensions of sustainability planning at the urban and regional levels Utilizes case studies from around the world that show alternative ways forward

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

Handbook of Sustainable Travel
Author: Tommy Gärling,Dick Ettema,Margareta Friman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2013-10-13
ISBN 10: 9400770340
ISBN 13: 9789400770348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Sustainable Travel Book Review:

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.

Pathways to Urban Sustainability

Pathways to Urban Sustainability
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 030944456X
ISBN 13: 9780309444569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Urban Sustainability Book Review:

Cities have experienced an unprecedented rate of growth in the last decade. More than half the world's population lives in urban areas, with the U.S. percentage at 80 percent. Cities have captured more than 80 percent of the globe's economic activity and offered social mobility and economic prosperity to millions by clustering creative, innovative, and educated individuals and organizations. Clustering populations, however, can compound both positive and negative conditions, with many modern urban areas experiencing growing inequality, debility, and environmental degradation. The spread and continued growth of urban areas presents a number of concerns for a sustainable future, particularly if cities cannot adequately address the rise of poverty, hunger, resource consumption, and biodiversity loss in their borders. Intended as a comparative illustration of the types of urban sustainability pathways and subsequent lessons learned existing in urban areas, this study examines specific examples that cut across geographies and scales and that feature a range of urban sustainability challenges and opportunities for collaborative learning across metropolitan regions. It focuses on nine cities across the United States and Canada (Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Grand Rapids, MI, Flint, MI, Cedar Rapids, IA, Chattanooga, TN, and Vancouver, Canada), chosen to represent a variety of metropolitan regions, with consideration given to city size, proximity to coastal and other waterways, susceptibility to hazards, primary industry, and several other factors.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Intiative

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Intiative
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556031838915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and Sustainable Communities Intiative Book Review:

Road Ecology

Road Ecology
Author: Richard T.T. Forman,Daniel Sperling,John A. Bissonette,Anthony P. Clevenger,Carol D. Cutshall,Virginia H. Dale,Lenore Fahrig,Kevin Heanue,Robert L. France,Charles R. Goldman,Julia Jones,Frederick Swanson,Thomas Turrentine,Thomas C. Winter
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781559639330
ISBN 13: 1559639334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road Ecology Book Review:

Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior. With more than 100 illustrations and examples from around the world, it is an indispensable and pioneering work for anyone involved with transportation.

Towards Sustainable Transportation

Towards Sustainable Transportation
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: OECD
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021541847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Sustainable Transportation Book Review:

National Research Agenda for Transportation and Sustainable Communities

National Research Agenda for Transportation and Sustainable Communities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754071817724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Research Agenda for Transportation and Sustainable Communities Book Review:

Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Oak Forests

Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Oak Forests
Author: Maarten Kappelle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2006-05-18
ISBN 10: 3540289097
ISBN 13: 9783540289098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Oak Forests Book Review:

This comprehensive synthesis systematically covers the entire range of natural and managed oak forests in the highlands of tropical America. Originally, these forests were widely distributed, but largely through human impact large parts have disappeared and the remaining patches are under increasing threat. For the first time, aspects as diverse as the paleo-ecology, biogeography, stand structure and composition, biodiversity, population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, fragmentation and recovery, conservation and sustainable use of Neotropical montane oak forests are treated in a coherent manner. Providing a thorough understanding of ecological patterns and processes that determine the structure and functioning of these magnificent forests, this volume can serve as a sound basis for sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in general.

Sustainability in European Transport Policy

Sustainability in European Transport Policy
Author: Matthew Humphreys
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN 10: 1136876197
ISBN 13: 9781136876196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in European Transport Policy Book Review:

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.

Seeking Spatial Justice

Seeking Spatial Justice
Author: Edward W. Soja
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781452915289
ISBN 13: 1452915288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking Spatial Justice Book Review:

In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city’s poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action. In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor–community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance; on struggles for rent control and environmental justice; and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice. Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city.

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2002-08-27
ISBN 10: 9264176241
ISBN 13: 9789264176249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport Book Review:

Presents the findings and analysis of the OECD Environmentally Sustainable Transport Project.

Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures for Developing Communities

Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures for Developing Communities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556034573287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures for Developing Communities Book Review:

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries
Author: Margrit Shildrick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1136184627
ISBN 13: 9781136184628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries Book Review:

Drawing on postmodernist analyses, Leaky Bodies and Boundaries presents a feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment. With reference to contemporary and historical issues in biomedicine, the book argues that the boundaries of both the subject and the body are no longer secure. The aim is both to valorise women and to suggest that 'leakiness' may be the very ground for a postmodern feminist ethic. The contribution made by Leaky Bodies and Boundaries is to go beyond modernist feminisms to radically displace the mechanisms by which women are devalued. The anxiety that postmodernism cannot yield an ethics, nor advance feminist concerns is addressed. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying feminist philosophy, cultural studies and sociology.

Green Illusions

Green Illusions
Author: Ozzie Zehner
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0803243367
ISBN 13: 9780803243361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Illusions Book Review:

We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.