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.

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility

Author: Jonas Akerman,David Banister,Karl Dreborg,Peter Nijkamp,Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser,Dominic Stead,Peter Steen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135159785

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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It is now widely accepted that transport is becoming increasingly unsustainable and that strong policy intervention is required to reduce both the growth in transport demand and the environmental costs of transport. This book challenges conventional approaches to transport by moving away from trend based analysis towards the use of scenarios to identify alternative sustainable transport futures. It both summaries the development of EU transport policy and presents a critique. The policy context is widened to include the global changes taking place in economics, society and technology. It develops new methodologies for policy making for the next 25 years.

Bibliographic Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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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: 5528

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

International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics The Evaluation of Past and Future Transport Policy Measures Tenth International Symposium on theory and practice in transport economics, Berlin (West), 13-15 May 1985: Introductory reports and summary of discussions

Tenth International Symposium on theory and practice in transport economics, Berlin (West), 13-15 May 1985: Introductory reports and summary of discussions

Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282107620

Category:

Page: 462

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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.

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

Author: Isabella Lami

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319047868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 8220

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.

The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction

Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 9119

ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

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: 4602

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.

Health in the European Union

Trends and Analysis

Author: Philipa Mladovsky,S. Allin,C. Masseria

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289041900

Category: Medical

Page: 164

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Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic prosperity and Europe has seen improvements over the past few decades in both health status and living and working conditions. But this study investigates differences in health status within and between European countries and examines some of the challenges faced by those seeking a healthier and more equitable society. Within the context of the European Union, the range of living conditions has widened tremendously in recent years as the Union has gone through an enlargement process. This diversity has translated into varied patterns of health across the region. Inequalities in income, education, housing and employment have directly or indirectly affected public health. In addition, certain diseases and causes of death are more likely to affect young people, whereas most are associated with older ages. All these factors need to be taken into account, and this study addresses some of the complexities involved. This book discusses and analyzes the relationship between living conditions, socioeconomic factors and health, with the objective of framing a debate and policy action to create a healthier and fairer society across Europe. This study will stimulate focused discussion by offering an essential overview of key issues affecting European nations and the health and well-being of their peoples.

Food and Health in Europe

A New Basis for Action

Author: Aileen Robertson

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 385

View: 2642

Countries need a review of the scientific evidence to develop integrated and comprehensive national policies on food and nutrition. This book fills that need, providing a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the data on nutritional health, food-born disease, and food safety and public health concerns about the supply and security of food in Europe. Aimed at health professionals, this publication aims to strengthen their capacity as an efficient investment in improving public health in Europe. It highlights the urgent need for integrated, multisectoral food and nutrition policies to encourage the sustainable production of food, safe food production and the provision of food of high nutritional quality.

The European Social Model in Crisis

Is Europe Losing Its Soul?

Author: Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783476567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 7858

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basi

Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

A Heuristic Approach

Author: Katri Huutoniemi,Petri Tapio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 556

Arising out of human-environment interaction, sustainability problems resist disciplinary categories and simple solutions. This book offers a fresh approach to practical and methodological concerns in transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability studies. It illustrates methodological means by which researchers, professionals, and decision-makers can address complex environmental issues. While scientific reasoning is mostly guided by disciplinary traditions, transdisciplinary research rests on other cognitive strategies. As it does not have a ready-made stance toward problems, figuring out what the puzzle is and what the answer might look like are crucial aspects of transdisciplinary inquiry. Through examples from environment and sustainability studies, the volume discusses heuristic schemes that can give structure to this exploration. By focusing on heuristics, rather than on methods, concepts, or general guidelines, the book argues that a problem-centered approach often resists the rigor of methodology. Learning from experience provides valuable “rules of thumb”, checklists, and other cognitive schemes for making ill-defined problems more tangible. Written by an international team of authors, the chapters draw examples from dealing with issues in environmental protection, transport and climate policy, ecosystem services and disservices, environmental beliefs and attitudes, and more. Together with more theoretically oriented chapters, they show that the intellectual processes needed to tackle complex sustainability problems are as much about heuristic problem solving as they are about methodical work.

Environment and Planning

Government & policy. C

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Policy sciences

Page: N.A

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Tourism Management

Author: Stephen Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3494

Tourism Management: managing change covers the fundamentals of tourism, introducing the following key concepts: * The development of tourism * Tourism supply and demand * Sectors involved: transport, accommodation, government * The future of tourism: including forecasting and future issues affecting the global nature of tourism In a user-friendly, handbook style, each chapter covers the material required for at least one lecture within an HND / degree level course. Global examples are used, and the companion website contains further resources, including questions to link the case study to the discussion in the text and sample chapters from related texts. Written in a jargon-free and engaging style, this is the ultimate student-friendly text, and a vital introduction to this exciting, ever-changing area of study. The text is also accompanied by a companion website packed with extra resources for both students and lecturers. It includes: * Sample chapters from leading tourism textbooks * Learning outcomes for each chapter * Exploring further - links to sample chapters from leading tourism textbooks and journal articles * A multiple choice exercise to text knowledge and understanding * Links to websites for further study * Additional case studies on Adventure tourism industry in New Zealand and the responsiblilties of managing visitor well being at destination * Powerpoint slides for lectures and presentations

Transportation

A Geographical Analysis

Author: William Richard Black

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308480

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 9633

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.

Health Effects of Transport-related Air Pollution

Author: Michał Krzyżanowski,Birgit Kuna-Dibbert,Jürgen Schneider

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289013737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Diseases related to the air pollution caused by road transport affect tens of thousands of people in the WHO Europe region each year. This publication considers the policy challenges involved in the need to reduce the related risks to public health and the environment, whilst meeting socio-economic requirements for effective transport systems. It sets out a systematic review of the literature and a comprehensive evaluation of the health hazards of transport-related air pollution, including factors determining emissions, the contribution of traffic to pollution levels, human exposure and the results of epidemiological and toxicological studies to identify and measure the health effects, and suggestions for policy actions and further research.

Tourism and Transport

Author: Les M. Lumsdon,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136353690

Category: Transportation

Page: 196

View: 3958

'Advances in Tourism Research' is a series of monographs and edited volumes that presents state-of-the-art research findings, written and edited by leading researchers working in the wider field of tourism studies. These papers focus upon how tourism and transport will develop during the 21st century.