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Transportation and Economic Development Challenges

Edited by Kenneth Button, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US and Aura Reggiani, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy
Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuel-efficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The contributions to this volume assess transportation interactions with employment and income, examine some of the policies that have been deployed to maximize the economic and social impacts of transportation provision at the local and regional levels and analyze how advances in transportation technologies have, and will, impact future development.
Extent: 224 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84980 167 6
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Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuel-efficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The authors in this volume assess transportation interactions with employment and income, examine some of the policies that have been deployed to maximize the economic and social impacts of transportation provision at the local and regional levels and analyze how advances in transportation technologies have impacted, and will, impact future development.

Due in part to the general liberalization of markets, there have been major changes in the institutional environment in which transportation is supplied; these changes inevitably affect wider economic systems and development, although in turn these changes feed back upon transportation networks. The contributors to this work develop these and other themes from a variety of perspectives, implementing a wide range of academic approaches into their analyses. Stemming from initiatives of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR), Transportation and Economic Development Challenges presents a body of research that exemplifies the organization’s objective of fostering research collaboration around the world.

This book serves as a much-needed bridge between transportation and economic development. As such, it will be of significant interest to students and scholars of economics, transport studies and development, policymakers, and anyone with an interest in broadening their understanding of the links between economics and transportation.
Contributors: N. Akyelken, V. Been, K. Button, R. Cheng, A. Dunning, R. Gerike, J. Gerlach, M. Givoni, A.R. Goetz, E. Jones, H. Lim, J. Madar, S. McDonnell, J.S. Myers, D. Niemeier, T. Pauwels, A. Rau, A. Reggiani, P. Rietveld, N. Shiode, E. Van de Voorde, T. Vanelslander, A. Verhetsel
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Kenneth Button and Aura Reggiani

2. The Relationship between Megaregions and Megapolitans: Transportation Planning for the Two Scales
Jason S. Myers and Anne Dunning

3. The Global Economic Crisis, Investment in Transport Infrastructure, and Economic Development
Andrew R. Goetz

4. Distance in the Existence of Political Pathologies: Rationalized Transport Policies and Trade
Nihan Akyelken

5. Access to Rail in Urban Areas: Examination of the Number of Stations
Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld

6. Parcel Distribution Networks for Online Shopping Business
Hyunwoo Lim and Narushige Shiode

7. Discussion of the Necessity of Accessibility Standards: The German ‘Guidelines for Integrated Network Design’ (RIN)
Regine Gerike, Andreas Rau and Jürgen Gerlach

8. Transportation Planning of the Future: Mitigating GHGs in the US through Green Litigation
Deb Niemeier, Erica Jones and Roger Cheng

9. Matching Words and Deeds? How Transit-Oriented are the Bloomberg-Era Rezonings in New York City?
Simon McDonnell, Josiah Madar and Vicki Been

10. Policymaking on Waterside Industrial Sites: An Empirical Study for Flanders
Tom Pauwels, Eddy Van de Voorde, Thierry Vanelslander and Ann Verhetsel

Index