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Transport Networks in Europe

Concepts, Analysis and Policies Edited by Kenneth Button, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US, Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania and Hugo Priemus, Professor Emeritus of System Innovation and Spatial Development, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Transport networks are becoming increasingly important now that free trade, open access, increased competition and greater market orientation are fundamental to the current restructuring of Europe. Infrastructure networks are the corner stones of European integration and this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current concepts and policies which are being examined by researchers, government officials and policy makers.
Extent: 384 pp
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Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 978 1 85898 582 4
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Transport networks are becoming increasingly important now that free trade, open access, increased competition and greater market orientation are fundamental to the current restructuring of Europe. Infrastructure networks are the corner stones of European integration and this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current concepts and policies which are being examined by researchers, government officials and policy makers.

Transport Networks in Europe explores current debates and presents new proposals for well-functioning infrastructure networks. Key issues discussed include:

• regional development
• congestion
• urban transport policy
• private–public cooperation
• environmental sustainability
• transport borders and barriers

The authors place emphasis on sustainable transport and provide a wide spectrum of policy recommendations for sustainable transport networks at the European, national and urban levels.

The growing significance of transport networks in the European Union will ensure that this timely book is an essential companion for those actively engaged in transport policy formulation and implementation. It will also be welcomed by transport analysts, geographers and regional scientists.
‘The welcome feature of the book is the emphasis given to networks, as distinct from individual routes and modes. In this respect, the volume both reflects and reinforces an important change in the approach to transport analysis, the growing awareness that policy must consider the relevant as a whole if sensible policies are to be devised.’
– Michael Chisholm, Regional Studies

‘Because of the growing significance of transport networks in the European Union, this book will be essential reading for those actively engaged in transport policy formulation and implementation. It will also be of use to transport analysts, geographers and regional scientists.’
– European Foundation for Management Development
Contributors: D. Banister, J. Berechman, P.H.L. Bovy, K.J. Button, R. Capello, C. Capineri, F. Corvers, Á. Costa, D. Fabbri, M. Frybourg, M. van Geenhuizen, B. Gérardin, M. Giaoutzi, D.-J.F. Kamann, H. Koski, D. Martellato, P. Nijkamp, H. Priemus, R. Ratti, A. Reggiani, A.J. Reynolds-Feighan, S.A. Rienstra, O. van de Riet, P. Rietveld, E. Stern, M. Tacken, P. Twaalfhoven, E.T. Verhoef, J. Viegas, J.M. Vleugel
Contents: Part I: Networks: New Concepts, Analysis and Modelling Part II: Network Policies: Efficiency and Sustainability Index