Transport Policy and Research: What Future?

Author: Liana Giorgi,Ronald J. Phoryles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351767240

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This title was first published in 2003. These are some of the questions and themes addressed in this study of transport policy and research. What is the meaning of "sustainable mobility"? Is there a European common transport policy? To what extent is policy relevant for transport developments? What is the contribution of European transport research? It addresses the dynamics surrounding policy formulation and implementation, the conflicts of interest underlying these processes at the regional, national and supra-national levels, the inherent contradictions of the ecological modernization discourse as it applies to transport, and the role of the public or the citizen in determining trajectories for future developments. The book distils the results of three projects that have been completed with the support of the European Commission under the Fourth Framework Transport RTD Programme, namely the TENASSESS, CODE-TEN and POSSUM projects. The majority of the contributions derive from the TENASSESS project.

Bibliographic Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Network Developments in Economic Spatial Systems

New Perspectives

Author: Aura Reggiani,Daniele Fabbri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429820127

Category: Science

Page: 306

View: 9334

First published in 1999, the main feature of this book is its multidisciplinary nature, since the book focuses on the complexity of spatial/ economic networks from several methodological points of view. For this purpose both theoretical and empirical works have been included. The aim of the book is to provide an updated and fresh look at the mentioned issue with innovative and creative papers coming from leading experts belonging to different disciplines. Therefore the book could be considered as an expert and critical guide - through different methodological approaches - to the topic of (complex) networks in the space-economy. All the contributions provide innovative and in some cases provocative elements to the understanding of networks and development over space.

International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics Key Issues for Transport beyond 2000 15th International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, Tessaloniki, Greece, 7th - 9th June 2000

15th International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, Tessaloniki, Greece, 7th - 9th June 2000

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282112829


Page: 656

View: 4212

A clear dichotomy exists between an European economy centred on international trade and the environmental damage to which this focus gives rise. There is a need for a novel approach based on a shift away from the goal of ever-faster travel and ...

Transport decisions in an age of uncertainty

Proceedings of the third World Conference on Transport Research Rotterdam, 26 – 28 April, 1977

Author: E.J. Visser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400997078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

View: 8128

Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Transport Research, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, April 1977

Analytical Decision-Making Methods for Evaluating Sustainable Transport in European Corridors

Author: Isabella M. Lami

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319047868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 8633

Eurocorridors are characterized by intensive transport flows and dynamic patterns of establishment and household locations. They are also considered the backbones of powerful spatial and economic forces in the areas that connect urban regions. One of the main difficulties in the spatial planning of eurocorridors has been the need to engage in different types of collective action. Such an approach can be extremely challenging in practice, useful to researchers in the field and to professionals as well. In the light of this, the book’s main objectives are: - To define the problem by analyzing the key features, which include freight and passenger transport policies and issues; the territorial context, with its geographical, social, economic and cultural aspects; the plurality of subjects with different aims and resources and the lack of homogeneous information. - To illustrate assessment models and evaluation frameworks (MCDA; Discrete Choice Analysis; Collaborative Assessments; Geovisualization Technologies) in theoretical terms and by the use of case studies.

Linking Europe

Transport Policies and Politics in the European Union

Author: John F. L. Ross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275952488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 5186

An analysis of the rapidly changing European transport industry and how it is developing into a crucial policy area for the European Union.


A Geographical Analysis

Author: William Richard Black

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308480

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 1134

This comprehensive text provides an authoritative introduction to transportation geography. With a primary focus on the United States, the volume also examines problems and trends in Europe and other parts of the developed world. Students gain a solid grasp of the history, definitions, and core concepts of the field, as well as models for analyzing transportation networks and flows between regions. Environmental, economic, and social issues in transportation planning and policy are addressed, and the uses of geographic information systems in transport (GIS-T) are discussed in detail. Written in a clear, straightforward style, the volume emphasizes real-world applications of the concepts discussed and identifies promising directions for future research. No advanced mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader is assumed. Key Features No other comprehensive text covers transportation geography from a North American perspective. Black is experienced and respected for his innovation. Will interest public and regional planners as well as geographers. Covers all the basics, analytical methods, and policy implications.

The Evaluation of Past and Future Transport Policy Measures

Introductory Reports and Summary of Discussions

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 458

View: 1137

This book presents the proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on theory and practice in transport economics, held in West Berlin on 13-15 May 1985. The conference focused on evaluation of past and future transport policy measures.

Environment and Planning

Government & policy. C

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Policy sciences

Page: N.A

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The Governance of Energy in China

Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Author: P. Andrews-Speed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728403X

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 1491

The way in which energy is governed in China is driving its rising level of carbon dioxide emissions. This book analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with institutionalist theories, which helps to identify factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon economy.

Future Survey Annual 1990

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts, and Policy Proposals

Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242381

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 8794

European Access

Author: Ian Thomson

Publisher: N.A


Category: European communities

Page: N.A

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An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?

Trends and Challenges in Social Research

Author: Linda McKie,Louise Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317572955

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 2539

Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address these challenges using varied perspectives and approaches: The economics of big data and measuring the trajectories of recently arrived communities Social media and social research Researching 'elites', social class and 'race' across space and place Innovations in qualitative research and use of extended case studies Developing mixed method approaches and social network analysis Feminist quantitative methodology Teaching quantitative methods The book provides up to date and accessible material of interest to diverse audiences, including students and teachers of research design and methods, as well as policy analysis and social media.

Freight Transport and the Modern Economy

Author: Michel Savy,June Burnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 6800

Freight Transport and the Modern Economy adapts a well-known textbook by Michel Savy, revising, extending and updating it for British, European and international readers. It deals not only with the technical aspects of transport, logistics and supply chain management, but also the interactions between transport professionals and the public authorities in the modern social, political, economic and environmental context. The transport of freight is presented as a system, mixing empirics and theory, showing how transport itself functions and also its strong influence on the modern economy, with a growing volume of production, turnover and employment. The nature of freight transport, an industrial process widely marketed as a service, is analysed in depth, explaining the main characteristics of the transport operation, its market and the regulatory context. The main actors, the professional actors (carriers, shippers and other agents) and the public authorities are introduced, and their behaviour and interactions are clarified. This comprehensive approach allows the reader to go further and consider in particular the approaches and practices of transport by carriers, customers, logistics managers, political decision makers and citizens, to tackle long range issues such as the ‘decoupling’ of production and transport recommended by some institutions and experts, and to explore the need for more infrastructure, or the capacity of the freight transport industry to reduce its contribution to pollution and climate change. This book treats freight transport as a whole system in its technical, economic, social, political and environmental context, in contrast to existing transport literature focused on individual aspects, such as transportation planning (usually for cars or passengers), logistics (essentially management issues), or individual transport modes. This book is comprehensive in its treatment of freight transport and in its use of multiple disciplinary perspectives.