Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways
Author: Oliver Lah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN 10: 0128148985
ISBN 13: 9780128148983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways Book Review:

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 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 10: 9789282340134
ISBN 13: 9282340139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning
Author: Economic Commission for Europe
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 9210048598
ISBN 13: 9789210048590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning Book Review:

This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (and beyond) covering a wide array of thematic areas, including: the future of sustainable urban mobility; spatial planning in function of sustainable urban mobility and accessibility; public transport planning as a cornerstone of sustainable urban mobility; active mobility and how it promotes health and the environment; and the potential of Intelligent Transport Systems in an urban context. The publication puts forward a methodology for sustainable urban transport planning and introduces a concise set of key messages and recommendations as an input to the Fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment which takes place in Vienna from 26-27 November 2020.

Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable Mobility
Author: Bernardo Llamas,Marcelo F. Ortega Romero,Eugenia Sillero
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-04-22
ISBN 10: 1789845629
ISBN 13: 9781789845624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Mobility Book Review:

The concept of sustainability is already applied in all industrial sectors. The fight against climate change therefore forces us to look for alternatives in the way we move. Different alternative fuels are discussed in this book: from liquid and gaseous biofuels to electricity. Moreover, waste to fuel processes are another option to produce a significant amount of fuels. In the spirit of this book, there is not only collecting different alternatives, but creativity is also promoted in the readers of this book, so that they take an active part of the solution necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Urban Pathways

Urban Pathways
Author: Jessica Elizabeth Liefl,University of Waterloo. School of Architecture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:827756866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Pathways Book Review:

As an increasing proportion of the world's population travels ever-longer distances between their home and place of work, urban mobility networks have had to cope with this dramatic increase in movement. These networks not only occupy escalating amounts of undeveloped land, but also work to re-shape the public spaces and landscapes of the urban realm. The City of Toronto's mobility (or increasing lack thereof) has an enormous influence on its culture and urban development; the car and its attendant infrastructures heavily govern the city's growth by supporting urban sprawl. In order to redevelop public space, equalize access to mobility, and improve the way we move through the city, a new system of infrastructure is required; one that can negotiate through an asphalt-dominated landscape while creating a sustainable transport alternative. This thesis proposes new mobility networks as strategies of intensification through a repositioning of the bicycle and by prioritizing its supporting infrastructure along existing underutilized service lands in the City of Toronto. By further developing both the rail and hydro corridors as a city-wide network of mobility paths, and eventually phasing them into a series of linear parkways, distant parts of the city would become accessible for long-haul trips. The second design component is a series of bicycle hubs located at, and tailored to, strategic locations throughout the city's existing corridors and transit lines. These new civic amenities have the potential to enrich urban placemaking, while acting as social centres that anchor newly connected communities.

Decarbonising Urban Mobility with Land Use and Transport Policies The Case of Auckland New Zealand

Decarbonising Urban Mobility with Land Use and Transport Policies The Case of Auckland  New Zealand
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 9264700773
ISBN 13: 9789264700772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decarbonising Urban Mobility with Land Use and Transport Policies The Case of Auckland New Zealand Book Review:

The report presents an in-depth analysis of various policies that aim to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of urban transport. Decarbonising transport lies at the core of efforts to mitigate climate change and has close links to urban sustainability and housing affordability. The report identifies the drivers of rising emissions in the urban transport sector and offers pathways to reduce them through a combination of transport and land use policies.

Cities and Sustainability

Cities and Sustainability
Author: S. Mahendra Dev,Sudhakar Yedla
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN 10: 8132223101
ISBN 13: 9788132223108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Sustainability Book Review:

The book addresses the sustainability of cities in the context of sustainability science and its application to the city boundary. In doing so it investigates all the components of a city on the basis of sustainability criteria. To achieve sustainability it is essential to adopt an integrated strategy that reflects all sectors within the city boundary and also address the four key normative concepts: the right to develop for all sections, social inclusion, convergence in living standards and shared responsibility and opportunities among sectors and sections. In this book, the individual chapters examine the nodes of sustainability of a city and thus essentially present a large canvas wherein all sustainability-relevant issues are interwoven. This integrative approach is at the heart of the book and offers an extensive, innovative framework for future research on cities and sustainability alike. The book also includes selected case studies that add to the reading and comprehension value of the concepts presented, ensuring a blend of theory and practical case studies to help readers better comprehend the principle of sustainability and its application.

Transitions

Transitions
Author: Peter W. Newton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 9781402088124
ISBN 13: 1402088124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions Book Review:

Formidable challenges confront Australia and its human settlements: the mega-metro regions, major and provincial cities, coastal, rural and remote towns. The key drivers of change and major urban vulnerabilities have been identified and principal among them are resource-constraints, such as oil, water, food, skilled labour and materials, and carbon-constraints, linked to climate change and a need to transition to renewable energy, both of which will strongly shape urban development this century. Transitions identifies 21st century challenges to the resilience of Australia’s cities and regions that flow from a range of global and local influences, and offers a portfolio of solutions to these critical problems and vulnerabilities. The solutions will require fundamental transitions in many instances: to our urban infrastructures, to our institutions and how they plan for the future, and perhaps most of all to ourselves in terms of our lifestyles and consumption patterns. With contributions from 92 researchers – all leaders in their respective fields – this book offers the expertise to chart pathways for a sustainability transition.

Transport Climate Change and the City

Transport  Climate Change and the City
Author: Robin Hickman,David Banister
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-02-05
ISBN 10: 1135108021
ISBN 13: 9781135108021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport Climate Change and the City Book Review:

Sustainable mobility has long been sought after in cities around the world, particularly in industrialised countries, but also increasingly in the emerging cities in Asia. Progress however appears difficult to make as the private car, still largely fuelled by petrol or diesel, remains the mainstream mode of use. Transport is the key sector where carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions seem difficult to reduce. Transport, Climate Change and the City seeks to develop achievable and low transport CO2 emission futures in a range of international case studies, including in London, Oxfordshire, Delhi, Jinan and Auckland. The aim is that the scenarios as developed, and the consideration of implementation and governance issues, can help us plan for and achieve attractive future travel behaviours at the city level. The alternative is to continue with only incremental progress against CO2 reduction targets, to ‘sleepwalk’ into climate change difficulties, oil scarcity, a poor quality of life, and to continue with the high traffic casualty figures. The topic is thus critical, with transport viewed as central to the achievement of the sustainable city and reduced CO2 emissions.

Technology and Business Strategy

Technology and Business Strategy
Author: Igor Stepnov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030639746
ISBN 13: 9783030639747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Future of Asian Pacific Cities

The Future of Asian   Pacific Cities
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 9210045661
ISBN 13: 9789210045667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Asian Pacific Cities Book Review:

This report is an important resource to explore critical and emerging policy opportunities to realize urban sustainability for the Asian and Pacific region. It informs policies and actions from a sustainable development perspective, putting cities at the centre of development policy debates. It identifies future policy pathways for urban decision makers and stakeholders to reimagine the built and natural environments in Asian and Pacific cities and offers policy solutions across different types of cities to achieve the global development agendas. The solutions address four major development challenges – natural resource management, climate change, disaster risk and inequalities – through a focus on the key means of implementation to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility

Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility
Author: Moshe Givoni,David Banister
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781007233
ISBN 13: 9781781007235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility Book Review:

ÔFor a thorough and thoughtful perspective on what it will take to de-carbonize cities of the future, this book is a must-read. Technology alone, we are told, will not create the post-carbon city. As important is coming to grips with a complex web of cultural, institutional, financial, and social factors that powerfully shape mobility choices, now and in the future. A balanced, holistic approach that reveals how the many elements of contemporary transport systems work together offers the best hope for achieving more sustainable, less carbon-intensive mobility futures.Õ Ð Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US ÔThis is not just another book about transport and climate change. It sensibly places transport within the much broader concept of mobility and explores all aspects of travel behaviour, of people and goods, and the infrastructure needs to serve these, leading to a balanced set of policy proposals. This volume, compiled by an internationally eminent team of researchers, is essential reading for all those wanting a balanced and objective analysis of this critical topic.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔA unique assemblage of papers by top international experts that together cover every aspect of the transport-mobility-environment relationship Ð todayÕs central issue for transport planners worldwide.Õ Ð Sir Peter Hall, University College London (UCL), UK The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility. The book uses this platform to explore the means to achieve low carbon mobility through outlining alternative pathways, through an investigation of theories of change, and through alternative visions of the low carbon transport city. The bookÕs core message is that the complexity of the mobility and transport system should not encourage inaction, but strong and immediate action. In addition to implementing a wide range of policy measures, the book argues for a fundamental change in ÔthinkingÕ when it comes to transport policy, governance and analysis approaches, before low carbon mobility becomes a reality. Bringing together the latest thinking on transport, mobility and the environment, this book will appeal to researchers and students interested in sustainability issues and sustainable transport and transport related areas in particular, including policy makers as well as a more general professional audience.

Cities and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change
Author: Daniel Hoornweg,Mila Freire,Marcus J. Lee,Perinaz Bhada-Tata,Belinda Yuen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 0821386670
ISBN 13: 9780821386675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Climate Change Book Review:

This book provides the latest knowledge and practice in responding to the challenge of climate change in cities. Case studies focus on topics such as New Orleans in the context of a fragile environment, a framework to include poverty in the cities and climate change discussion, and measuring the impact of GHG emissions.

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 10: 3030380289
ISBN 13: 9783030380281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards User Centric Transport in Europe 2 Book Review:

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.

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 10: 1000367096
ISBN 13: 9781000367096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport Book Review:

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.

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 10: 1317283147
ISBN 13: 9781317283140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Pathways for our Cities and Regions Book Review:

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.

Smart Urban Development

Smart Urban Development
Author: Vito Bobek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN 10: 178985041X
ISBN 13: 9781789850413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Urban Development Book Review:

Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.

Urban Mobility Design

Urban Mobility Design
Author: Selby Coxon,Robbie Napper,Mark Richardson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 0128150394
ISBN 13: 9780128150399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Mobility Design Book Review:

Focusing from the perspective of the user, Urban Mobility Design investigates how designed mobility and design processes can respond to and drive the emerging social and technological disruptions in the passenger transport sector. Profound technological advances are changing the mobility expectations of city populations around the world. Transportation design is an under represented research area of urban transportation planning. Urban Mobility Design addresses this gap, providing research-based analysis on current and future needs of urban transportation passengers. The book examines mobility from a uniquely multidisciplinary perspective, involving a variety of innovative design and transportation planning approaches. Examines urban mobility from a new perspective Coherently combines current research and practice in transport design, technology, mobility, user behaviour experience, and cultural analysis Utilizes hands-on experiences with transportation manufacturers, transit operators and engineers to bring a practical view on today’s mobility challenges Shows how design approaches to problem solving can influence travel behaviour and improve passenger experience

OECD Development Pathways Multi dimensional Review of Peru Volume 3 From Analysis to Action

OECD Development Pathways Multi dimensional Review of Peru Volume 3  From Analysis to Action
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 9264561188
ISBN 13: 9789264561182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Development Pathways Multi dimensional Review of Peru Volume 3 From Analysis to Action Book Review:

Peru has experienced remarkable socio-economic progress over the last two decades, enabling it to join the group of upper middle-income countries around 2010. However, challenges are ahead if the country is not to be caught in various development traps. Overcoming these challenges in the near future to take the economy to the next level and become a country with higher productivity, inclusive development and well-being for all will require sound policy reforms.