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Transport and Environment

In Search of Sustainable Solutions. Transport Economics, Management and Policy Series

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 26th Oct 2001
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 20mm
Weight: 621g
ISBN-10: 1840641053
ISBN-13: 9781840641059
Barcode No: 9781840641059
Synopsis
The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy. The first part of the book focuses on policy analysis. A sustainable transport strategy should include all elements of the transport sector, transcend the usual time and space constraints and address economic and equity concerns, in addition to the environmental targets it is often designed to meet. The second part concerns technological issues. The authors do not simply describe technological possibilities, but are instead concerned with broader issues such as scenario development and implementation strategies. The third part concerns spatial aspects, including an increasing spatial level in discussing sustainable transport issues, from the local and urban level to global aspects of sustainable transport. Transport and Environment thus offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on the multifaceted field of sustainable transport. The distinguished array of contributors and broad scope of the work will ensure this book is essential reading for scholars of transport and environmental economics, policymakers and those involved in urban and transport planning.

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'The book is enjoyable and interesting to read and in each individual chapter comprehensive with useful references to the subject.' -- Moshe Givoni, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure