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Smart Transport Networks

Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making Edited by Thomas Vanoutrive and Ann Verhetsel, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems.
Extent: 288 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78254 832 4
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Transport
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Transport Geography/Mobilities
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems.

Three of the key factors that underpin the relationship between transport and society are analysed in detail from a variety of perspectives, each with an empirical focus: market structure and the allocation mechanisms at work; sustainability, encompassing the characteristics of the physical environment, the availability of natural resources and the effects of transport activities; and decision making, detailing transport policy and attempts to change transport systems. Practical guidelines on how to effectively deal with complex transport issues are also presented.

This book will prove an important resource read for academics, researchers, and students with an interest in economics – particularly transport and public sector economics, geography and regional and urban studies. Policy makers and planners in the fields of transport, environment and regional planning will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.
‘The goal of Smart Transport Networks is to present the influence of three factors in the relationship between transport and society. They do so by providing empirical examples of each from across Europe. . . . for someone interested in the European context and ideas in environmental sustainability and decision making the volume proves insightful. It is easy to read even for beginner in the field of transport.’
– Journal of Regional Science

‘This very interesting book with peer-reviewed chapters written by leading researchers in the field discusses recent research in the areas of market structure, sustainability and decision-making. It includes several contemporary topics, such as changes in port competition, adaptation of transport to climate change, changing market structures, the importance of changing consumers’ preferences, errors in forecasting, and trends in international goods transport.’
– Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

‘The book Smart Transport Networks: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making offers a great resource to anyone looking to know more about one of the topics discussed in each chapter (which is to be expected considering the contributions from many great scholars). It is not, however, a book for someone who wishes to know more about smart transport.’
– Sybil Derrible, Quarterly Journal of Transport Geography
Contributors: B. Benson, K. Button, G. Dane, J.C. García-Palomares, H. Geerlings, R. Gerike, J. Gutiérrez, F. Hülsmann, F. Iannone, M. Kashiha, B. Kickhöfer, B. Kuipers, C. Macharis, J.C. Martín, H. Meersman, K. Nagel, P. Nijkamp, P. Rietveld, C. Román, C. Sys, J.-C. Thill, H.J.P. Timmermans, E. Van de Voorde, T. Vanelslander, T. Vanoutrive, A. Verhetsel, D. Yang
Contents:

Preface

1. Classifying Transport Studies Using Three Dimensions of Society: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making
Thomas Vanoutrive and Ann Verhetsel

2. Nothing Remains the Same! Port Competition Revisited
Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander

3. Climate Change Adaptation and Transport: A Review
Piet Rietveld

4. Handling Biases in Forecasting when Making Transportation Policy
Kenneth Button and Brien Benson

5. The Functional Spaces of Major European Forwarding Ports: Study of Competition for Trade Bound to the United States
Mona Kashiha and Jean-Claude Thill

6. Persistence of Profits in the Container Liner Shipping Industry
Christa Sys

7. Modal Accessibility Disparity to Terminals and its Effect on the Competitiveness of HST versus Air Transport
Juan Carlos García-Palomares, Javier Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos Martín and Concepción Román

8. Modelling the Extended Gateway Concept in Port Hinterland Container Logistics
Fedele Iannone

9. Rising Car User Costs: Comparing Aggregated and Geo-spatial Impacts on Travel Demand and Air Pollutant Emissions
Benjamin Kickhöfer, Friederike Hülsmann, Regine Gerike and Kai Nagel

10. Mixture–Amount Experiments for Measuring Consumer Preferences of Energy-saving Adaptation Strategies: Principles and Illustration
Dujuan Yang, Gamze Dane and Harry J.P. Timmermans

11. Smart Governance and the Management of Sustainable Mobility: An Illustration of the Application of Policy Integration and Transition Management in the Port of Rotterdam
Harry Geerlings and Bart Kuipers

12. Stakeholder Bias in Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Transportation Evaluation: Issues and Solutions
Cathy Macharis and Peter Nijkamp

Index