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Transport and Environment

In Search of Sustainable Solutions Edited by Eran Feitelson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam
The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 105 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Transport
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy.

The first part of the book focuses on policy analysis. A sustainable transport strategy should include all elements of the transport sector, transcend the usual time and space constraints and address economic and equity concerns, in addition to the environmental targets it is often designed to meet. The second part concerns technological issues. The authors do not simply describe technological possibilities, but are instead concerned with broader issues such as scenario development and implementation strategies. The third part concerns spatial aspects, including an increasing spatial level in discussing sustainable transport issues, from the local and urban level to global aspects of sustainable transport. Transport and Environment thus offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on the multifaceted field of sustainable transport.

The distinguished array of contributors and broad scope of the work will ensure this book is essential reading for scholars of transport and environmental economics, policymakers and those involved in urban and transport planning.
‘The book is enjoyable and interesting to read and in each individual chapter comprehensive with useful references to the subject.’
– Moshe Givoni, European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure
Contributors: P.H.L. Bovy, K.J. Button, G. Cohen, E. Feitelson, H. Geerlings, R. Kemp, W. Korver, K. Maat, S. Marshall, P. Nijkamp, I. Salomon, B. Simon, P.G.J. Twaalfhoven, A.J. van Binsbergen, T. van der Hoorn, H.C. van Ham, D. van Veen-Groot, B. van Wee, E.T. Verhoef, J.G.S.N. Visser
Contents: Preface Part I: Policy Aspects 1. Transport and Environment: From Policy Measures to Sustainability Notions and Back 2. Sustainable Freight Transport for the Netherlands: An Evaluation of a Policy Analysis Study 3. From Policy Measures to Policy Packages: A Spatially, Temporally and Institutionally Differentiated Approach 4. Are Current Air Transport Policies Consistent with a Sustainable Environment? Part II: Technological Aspects 5. Traffic and Transport in the Twenty-first Century: Market Chances of New Drive Concepts for Land-based Transport 6. Electric Vehicles: A Socio-technical Scenario Study 7. Technological Innovations in Transport: An Implementation Strategy for Underground Freight Transport 8. Sustainable Underground Urban Goods Distribution Networks Part III: Spatial Aspects 9. Public Transport-oriented Urban Design: Plans and Possibilities 10. Effects of the Dutch Compact City Policy on Travel Behaviour 11. Land-use Impacts on Passenger Transport: A Comparison of Dutch Scenario Studies 12. International Transport and the Environment: An Assessment of Trends and Driving Forces Index