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A Research Agenda for Transport Policy

Edited by John Stanley and David A. Hensher, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, Australia
Everyone has an opinion on transport: it significantly affects daily lives. This book highlights key transport opportunities and challenges, and identifies research requirements to inform policy discussion and support better societal outcomes. It does this by scanning across modes, continents, technologies and socio-economic settings, looking for common threads, points of difference and opportunities to make a difference. The book should appeal to prospective post-graduate students, professionals in transport and related fields, and those interested in better places and good discussions.
Extent: c 224 pp
Hardback Price: $130.00 Web: $117.00
Publication Date: June 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 019 8
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Geography
  • Transport Geography/Mobilities
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Transport significantly affects everyday life in our modern world. Highlighting key challenges and opportunities, this Research Agenda identifies current and future themes that are central to both research and practice in the transport sector. With chapters written by eminent scholars and practitioners, it provides readers with state-of-the art analysis of the topic.

This Research Agenda identifies areas of research required to inform transport policy development that will in turn support improved societal outcomes. Chapters examine transport policy from a range of different viewpoints, offering insight to socio-economic environments, the importance of technology, and the differing approaches to transport policy across five continents. Transport is on the cusp of major transformation, and such disruptive change demands the broad, integrated approach that this Research Agenda provides.

Written in a non-technical style, this book will appeal to transport policy practitioners, looking to improve current infrastructure to better suit the needs of the future. Public policy and geography scholars focusing on the impact and importance of transport will also find this to be a valuable read.
‘This book is essential reading for designing research relevant to the mobility challenges of the 21st century. It is remarkably comprehensive, probing contemporary issues across all modes and regions of the world. Its attention to disruptive technologies, safety, and new mobility platforms on land, air, and sea is a plus.’
– Robert Cervero, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors include: D. Banister, M. Bell, J. Bushell, B. Collins, R. De Cani, R. Garg, S. Greaves, D. Hensher, R. Hickman, D. Johnson, M. Locke, R. Macario, G. Marsden, A. McKinnon, H. Meersman, R. Merkert, C. Mulley, M. Munizaga, C. Nash, J. Nelson,H. Peck, J. Petrunic, M. Roschlau, G. Santos, C. Standen, J. Stanley,J. StanleyA. Tirachini, E. van de Voorde, J. Walters, F. (Jenny) Yamamoto, J. Zhang