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

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.

Energy Transport the Environment

Energy  Transport    the Environment
Author: Oliver Inderwildi,Sir David King
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2012-03-04
ISBN 10: 1447127161
ISBN 13: 9781447127161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Transport the Environment Book Review:

Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including: · energy security and resource scarcity · greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions · urban planning, transport systems and their management · governance and finance of transformation · the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems. Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas. The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

Transitions

Transitions
Author: Peter W Newton
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2008-06-27
ISBN 10: 0643099735
ISBN 13: 9780643099739
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.

Resilient Sustainable Cities

Resilient Sustainable Cities
Author: Leonie Pearson,Peter Newton,Peter Roberts
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 1135071454
ISBN 13: 9781135071455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Sustainable Cities Book Review:

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world’s people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use will all determine how sustainable our cities will be. Bridging the increasing divide between cross-disciplinary academic insights and the latest practical innovations, Resilient Sustainable Cities provides an integrated approach for long term future planning within the context of the city as a whole system. In the next 30 years cities will face their biggest challenges yet, as a result of long term, or ‘slow burn’ issues: population growth will stretch to the breaking point urban infrastructure and service capacity; resource scarcity, such as peak oil; potable water and food security, will dramatically change what we consume and how; environmental pressures will change how we live and where and; shifting demographic preferences will exacerbate urban pressures. Cities can’t keep doing what they’ve always done and cope – we need to change current urban development to achieve resilient, sustainable cities. Resilient Sustainable Cities provides practical and conceptual insights for practitioners, researchers and students on how to deliver cities which are resilient to ‘slow burn’ issues and achieve sustainability. The book is organized around three overarching themes: pathways to the future innovation to deliver the future leadership and governance issues The book includes a variety of perspectives conveyed through international case studies and examples of cities that have transformed for a sustainable future, exploring their successes and failures to ensure that readers are left with ideas on how to turn their city into a resilient sustainable city for the future.

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 10: 178920559X
ISBN 13: 9781789205596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A U Turn to the Future Book Review:

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.

Urban Systems Design

Urban Systems Design
Author: Yoshiki Yamagata,Perry P. J. Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0128162937
ISBN 13: 9780128162934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Systems Design Book Review:

Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era shows how to design, model and monitor smart communities using a distinctive IoT-based urban systems approach. Focusing on the essential dimensions that constitute smart communities energy, transport, urban form, and human comfort, this helpful guide explores how IoT-based sharing platforms can achieve greater community health and well-being based on relationship building, trust, and resilience. Uncovering the achievements of the most recent research on the potential of IoT and big data, this book shows how to identify, structure, measure and monitor multi-dimensional urban sustainability standards and progress. This thorough book demonstrates how to select a project, which technologies are most cost-effective, and their cost-benefit considerations. The book also illustrates the financial, institutional, policy and technological needs for the successful transition to smart cities, and concludes by discussing both the conventional and innovative regulatory instruments needed for a fast and smooth transition to smart, sustainable communities. Provides operational case studies and best practices from cities throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, providing instructive examples of the social, environmental, and economic aspects of “smartification Reviews assessment and urban sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and CASBEE, examining how each addresses smart technologies criteria Examines existing technologies for efficient energy management, including HEMS, BEMS, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, smart grids, and more

A Sustainable Urban Transportation System

A Sustainable Urban Transportation System
Author: Jonas Rabinovitch,John P. Hoehn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89094233426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

ITF Transport Outlook 2019

ITF Transport Outlook 2019
Author: International Transport Forum
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-05-22
ISBN 10: 9282108309
ISBN 13: 9789282108307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ITF Transport Outlook 2019 Book Review:

The ITF Transport Outlook provides an overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level as well as long-term prospects for transport demand to 2050. The analysis covers freight (maritime, air, surface) and passenger transport (car, rail, air) as well ...

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities
Author: Hugo Priemus,Simin Davoudi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 1134923465
ISBN 13: 9781134923465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Sustainable Cities Book Review:

Climate change has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other environmental concerns, the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding a far greater environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. A drastic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions requires a transition to low carbon cities. This demands a better understanding of the interactions between social, technical, and spatial processes which constitute cities. The aim of this book is to explore these interactions and urge urban planners and other built environment professionals to revisit some of their traditional concepts, methods, and ways of thinking about what constitutes a ‘good’ city and according to whose priorities. The book brings together nine contributions ranging from broad overviews to sector-specific analysis, paying particular attention to the role of urban planning. Contributors cover climate change mitigation and adaptation, deal with different scales of analysis ranging from international and European to national and city perspectives, and discuss a range of policy sectors including housing, transport, energy, sea level rise as well as pathways for climate policy implementation. The diversity of the contributions is itself a reflection of the multitude of climate change concerns that preoccupy researchers, policy makers and practitioners. This book was published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.

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.

Technology and Business Strategy

Technology and Business Strategy
Author: Igor Stepnov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030639746
ISBN 13: 9783030639747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Business Strategy Book Review:

Climate Change and Cities

Climate Change and Cities
Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 1316603334
ISBN 13: 9781316603338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Cities Book Review:

"Urban Climate Change Research Network, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University."

Retrofitting Cities

Retrofitting Cities
Author: Mike Hodson,Simon Marvin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 1317390563
ISBN 13: 9781317390565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Retrofitting Cities Book Review:

Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban re-engineering for sustainability in a socio-technical context. Retrofitting Cities examines why retrofit is emerging as an important strategic issue for urban authorities and untangles the mix of economic, competitive, ecological and social drivers that influence any transition towards a more sustainable urban environment. Retrofitting Cities comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition; to critically compare and contrast different national styles of response in cities of the north and global south; and, to develop new research and policy agendas on future development of progressive retrofitting. Bringing together a group of researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that reflect the complexity of the research challenge, Retrofitting cities looks across different infrastructures and types of built environment, dealing with diverse urban contexts and examining formal as well as community responses. This is a uniquely practical book for urban planning and policy professionals as well as for researchers in urban studies and urban design.

Governing Compact Cities

Governing Compact Cities
Author: Philipp Rode
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1788111362
ISBN 13: 9781788111362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing Compact Cities Book Review:

Governing Compact Cities investigates how governments and other critical actors organise to enable compact urban growth, combining higher urban densities, mixed use and urban design quality with more walkable and public transport-oriented urban development. Philipp Rode draws on empirical evidence from London and Berlin to examine how urban policymakers, professionals and stakeholders have worked across disciplinary silos, geographic scales and different time horizons since the early 1990s.

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce
Author: Tyler Reeb
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 0128162961
ISBN 13: 9780128162965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce Book Review:

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals enlists a multidisciplinary roster of subject matter specialists who identify the priorities and strategies for cultivating a skilled workforce for the rapidly changing transportation landscape. Transportation employers will need to hire 4.6 million workers—1.2 times the current transportation workforce—in the next decade. The book explores how leaders in education, industry and government can work together to create an ecosystem that facilitates learning and upskilling for emerging and incumbent transportation workers. Readers will learn how to conduct labor market analyses and develop competency models to adapt their workforce. This book will empower readers to establish ongoing communities of practice that cultivate sustainable career pathways that respond to ever-evolving socioeconomic trends and transformational technologies. Provides a comprehensive assessment of the new technologies and consumer attitudes driving change in personal vehicle, mass transit, active transportation, and goods movement, both domestically and internationally Identifies the career pathways, experiential learning models, and types of curriculum needed to prepare emerging professionals to develop and operate transportation systems of the future Emphasizes, through case studies, innovative practices emerging in public- and private-sector transportation organizations Draws on key work conducted in the United States and around the world, acknowledging the increasing interconnectedness of transportation systems between countries, economies and social networks that transcend national boundaries

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems
Author: Claudia R. Binder,Romano Wyss,Emanuele Massaro
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 110847179X
ISBN 13: 9781108471794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems Book Review:

Provides guidelines for assessing the sustainability of urban systems including theory, methods and case studies.

Mobility

Mobility
Author: John Whitelegg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 9781530227877
ISBN 13: 1530227879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility Book Review:

The book presents a detailed case for the transformation of mobility. After over a century of rapid growth in distances travelled and the multiplication of expensive infrastructure (roads, high speed rail, airports) we have passed a tipping point. Our transport systems globally and regionally now account for millions of deaths each year (air pollution and crashes), eye-wateringly large subsidies and demands on public funds and have created unfriendly, unpleasant spaces that damage community life and foster obesity. The time has come for a new transport paradigm and one that is ethical, child-friendly and nurturing of local economic vitality and resilience. The book sets out how this can be done and focusses on the "three zeroes". We can have all the advantages of gaining high quality access to our chosen destinations but in future we will do this with zero deaths in road traffic, zero air pollution from traffic sources and zero greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change threats.

Low Carbon Land Transport

Low Carbon Land Transport
Author: Daniel Bongardt,Felix Creutzig,Hanna Hüging,Ko Sakamoto,Stefan Bakker,Sudhir Gota,Susanne Böhler-Baedeker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1135094659
ISBN 13: 9781135094652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Land Transport Book Review:

Practical guide for transport policymakers and planners to achieve low-carbon land transport systems. Based on wide ranging research, it shows how policies can be bundled successfully and worked into urban transport decision-making and planning strategies. With case studies from developed and developing countries, it outlines measures for reducing emissions, tailoring these to specific circumstances. It also highlights how greenhouse gas savings are measured, as well as success factors for implementing policies and measures in complex decision-making processes. For students of sustainable transport, professional planners and decision makers, Low-Carbon Land Transport is an invaluable reference for all those looking to help transport networks flow in a sustainable direction.